Growing Hostas in Zone 10

shade_tolerantDecember 15, 2009

Was reading the Feb. issue of Fine Gardening and ran across an article about a grower that is introducing a hosta that doesn't need a winter dormancy period and will also take the kind of full sun found in very warm zones.

The pic of the hosta looks a lot like others we've seen, green with a white edge but for those in warmer zones who've been longing to grow hosta this might be an option. Curiously the hosta doesn't seem to have any name, looks like they're just calling it SunHosta. I'm going to reserve judgement on this one.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

feb of what year ???? ... lol.. a little behind or way ahead ...

any chance you can find a link..

most perennials can be grown as annuals outside their native ranges ....

ken

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 3:57PM
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shade_tolerant

February issue of 2010.
They are claiming this hosta is perennial in zone 10, not annual and will not go dormant.
I don't know how to post a link Ken, maybe someone can help me out but try googling grolink sunhosta.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 4:09PM
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manyhosta(z4b MN)

I found this piece, by the grower.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sunhosta

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 8:05PM
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donrawson(Z 5)

SunHosta...sounds like a marketing scheme. All hostas need a dormancy period. It's reported to be introduced by Bernard Chodyla of the Belgium company GroLink. He originally was from Poland and was hired by GroLink about 2 years ago, where he came up with the Sunhosta. Probably just an albomarginata.

There's a description of the Sunhosta here: . Supposedly, this one is TM and PPAF, but I did a search on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website and could find no record of it. USPTO site link: USPTO.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2009 at 8:21AM
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jspece(Josh - z4 IA)

I agree, I'm skeptical about this. It wouldn't be the first time an old hosta was renamed in a marketing scheme.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 10:47AM
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