New hostas for my friend arrived---how to keep them til planted?
I received my shipment from Jim's Hostas Friday. Due to short time before the Sabbath, I removed them from their shipping box and put them in plastic containers of water just shy of their crowns. I left them in their paper towel wraps to keep their roots from tangle damage.
Most of them look like nice specimens. The Eye Declare is obviously a division from an enormous plant. A couple of them (Coconut Custard and Smiley Face) have a couple of yellow leaves, but they also have some brand new leaves coming along. I am not worried. All will benefit from being planted in luscious loamy soil in a dappled shady place, no doubt. I was also sent Maui Buttercups and Devon Gold as freebies. Has anyone dealt with Devon Gold? Or, for that matter, with Eye Declare, Coconut Custard, or Smiley Face?
My friend is due to return from Israel on June 9. I don't think I should keep the hostas in water all that time, plus she will certainly not be up to planting until getting over her trip and jet lag. Finally, the heuchies I ordered from HostasDirect have not yet arrived. That might mean we won't be able to have our planting get-together until NEXT Sunday.
I think I should pot up the new hostas in biodegradable pots like peat, if I can find large enough ones, and then we plant them in those pots.
What do you folks think I should do with the new hostas if I can't plant them for a week?