You all often admonish newcomers (such as myself) to purchase hosta only from "reputable sources" and I fully understand the reasons for this advice. I know the most respected are Hallson's and Naylor Creek (and perhaps a few others), and it seems that most people consider their local "reliable" nursery a reasonable source. Am I correct on that last point? But then box stores such as Lowe's or Home Depot are a no-no.
According to the tag on the pot, my local reliable nursery gets their hosta from Monrovia.
So does my local Lowe's.
So is it Monrovia that we would not trust? Or is it the care the hosta receive after arriving at the nursery or box store? Do the rest of you actually have local nurseries that get their hosta from someplace more reliable than Monrovia?
Just a little confused ...