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Show some "ground cover" hosta

Posted by moccasinlanding z9A AL (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 17, 14 at 22:28

You know....the little guys which spread quickly and make you feel good because they are no-brainers....

Twist of Lime...coming on strong early
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Purple Lady Fingers...2 pots looking full already, but wait until they are loaded up with the unopening deep purple blooms on a hoard of tall scapes!
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Then little Banana Muffins is a nice gold small which I got in 2012 and has 8 eyes poking up this year. It will look so nice in a couple of weeks.

What's your idea of "ground cover" or mass planting success?


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RE: Show some "ground cover" hosta

What about Stiletto? Seems to be really fast growing and quite sun-tolerant.
Can't show you mine 'cause it's still sleeping under snow )

p.s. moccasinlanding, love your Purple Lady Fingers


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RE: Show some "ground cover" hosta

reality check.. they are still under a foot of snow ...

ken


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RE: Show some "ground cover" hosta

My 'Ginko Craig' grows like gangbusters and is a great ground cover! So does 'Golden Scepter' grow vigorously. Here's GC...pic taken last year.

I'm in denial so you'll have to please forgive me for posting non-current growth...I think it's great that some of you "early birds" are sharing your progress - it will carry me and a few others for a couple weeks more....as we continue to wait it out. :-)

This post was edited by josephines67 on Tue, Mar 18, 14 at 13:00


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RE: Show some "ground cover" hosta

Michigan reality or Alabama reality? Both realities exist; in Michigan, hostas are under snow...in Alabama, hostas are under palm and banana trees. : )

Don B.


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RE: Show some "ground cover" hosta

I still have "ground cover" snow, but soon will see what the voles did. Bernd


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RE: Show some "ground cover" hosta

Bernd, hope vole damage is minimal. That would be insult added to injury after such a hellacious winter. We have dieback on bananas and sago palms, and the elephant ears, but last cold winter new growth rose like a phoenix from the ashes.


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RE: Show some "ground cover" hosta

Not my picture but have ordered this one .Glenn stated it spreads fast for ground cover and to plant in an area you want ground cover like under or around a tree. Looks nice from the picture

Clausa


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