hostas on vancouver island

hostadogSeptember 23, 2009

I am considering moving myself and my hostas from Quebec to somewhere on Vancouver Island. I would appreciate any info on hosta growing there... and perhaps the best part of the island for hostas. Thanks so much.

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gardengal48

Hostas grow like weeds pretty much anywhere in the Pacific Northwest......if you can keep the deer and slugs away from them :-) There shouldn't be any issues (other than those 2 already mentioned) growing them anywhere you like on Vancouver Island. FWIW, many hostas can be grown in full sun here without problems - we are far enough north that the sun even in summer is not very intense.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 10:33AM
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dottyinduncan(z8b coastal BC)

I echo Gardengal: Deer food. Be sure to get a place that is deer fenced.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 11:53AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

It's just as Garden gal said Hosta's thrive here. The only problems are deer, slugs and unfortunately I have to add snails to that list. I think you could choose anywhere on the island for Hostas.
If you are interested in growing some of the more tender plants the closer to Victoria the better. They grow plants on the south end of the island that I can't grow here in Nanaimo.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 12:12PM
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