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Rainbow's End growth rate & mail order?

Posted by paula_b_gardener 5a (Uxbridge, ON) (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 22, 12 at 12:36


I am having trouble finding this hosta. There is one place that has a small 4" one (so she said over the phone) and I would like to know how quickly it will grow. The info sites say 'medium' but any comments?

Also, I am in Canada, what would be a good mail order company? I haven't done mail order before.

Thanks for any tips!

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RE: Rainbow's End growth rate & mail order?

I bought a very small (think first year TC) Rainbow's End in 2007. It wasn't until 2011 before it became something to actually look at.

It wasn't a super fast grower for me.

Now, in its 6th year, it might be 20" across.

RE: Rainbow's End growth rate & mail order?

i dont think most of the US growers will bother with mailing to canada ...

and for one plant.. the phyto costs would be thru the roof ..

try the place at the link


Here is a link that might be useful: link

RE: Rainbow's End growth rate & mail order?

As far as I understand the US won't send to Canada to private addresses. Agricultural rules I suppose, but I am not 100% certain.
Thanks for this link, I will check it out.

Melissa, I am surprised it took this long considering it is only supposed to be 11" tall. Perhaps I should keep looking and try to find a larger one.

RE: Rainbow's End growth rate & mail order?

Have you tried Goldenbrook. They advertise on the Hosta Library opening page and have an extensive selection of Hosta.


Here is a link that might be useful: Goldenbrook Hostas

RE: Rainbow's End growth rate & mail order?

Can you please email me through My Page?
I can give you a tip on where I saw some within the last couple of weeks at a great price in Bowmanville.
Also, have you tried Crooked Creek Garden Centre in Newtonville?

RE: Rainbow's End growth rate & mail order?

Hi I see you are in ontario have you tried OHS they have under suppliers tab a number of different hosta sellers in Ontario Just a thought

RE: Rainbow's End growth rate & mail order?

I did try Goldenbrook and she said she has 2 left and has sold 38 this year! It is only about 4" tall though. She is holding it for me until Sunday.

I haven't heard of Crooked Creek Garden Centre, I will see if they have a website.

Thanks for the help everyone.

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