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HAVE: Emergency hosta giveaway

Posted by madsquopper 7a No. VA (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 19, 06 at 20:24

Someone in the neighborhood dug out all their plain green hosta yesterday afternoon and left them in the pig recycle pile to be picked up tomorrow. So we went over tonight and brought them back to our house. I originally was going to pot them up and bring them to the swap but there are about 50 clumps! I'd rather get rid of as many as possible right away since I won't be able to pot them until Thursday. For now I'm covering them with a sheet and soaking well, and since most still have soil attached they ought to survive. If you want to come by and take some, let me know. I'm right by Wolf Trap.

Larry


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RE: HAVE: Emergency hosta giveaway

Larry,
Do you have any idea if these are H. ventricosa or possibly one of the plantaginea hybrids? (In case you're not a big hosta person - I honestly don't remember - ventricosa tends to have heavy substance and rather olive-toned leaves, while most of the plantaginea selections and hybrids tend more toward a grass-green or yellowy-green.)
If they're plantaginea types, I'd love to have some, as they are my favorites of the big hostas. If they're little and green, that's good too - that probably means lancifolia or even tardiflora.

I live in Herndon and could pick up Saturday afternoon - yes, they should be fine until then, even bare root! They're tough!

Thanks - Robin


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RE: HAVE: Emergency hosta giveaway

These look like the very ordinary type with dark green leaves, so maybe not what you want. I might put an ad on freecycle to give some away but if you still want any I'll save some for you.

Larry


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RE: HAVE: Emergency hosta giveaway

Hi Larry,

I would love some, but unfortunately I have a wedding this weekend and life is too busy during the work week. If any make it until next weekend, I will be at the swap and would love to take some off your hands.

Jen


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RE: HAVE: Emergency hosta giveaway

Larry,
Don't worry about them dying before you can give them away or bring them to the swap. They're probably 'Invincables' and shockingly hearty.
I had huge clumps in my trunk from a friend's. 3 weeks later I realized I'd just plan spaced on them. I ran out to look and there, in my trunk, were healthy, sprouting hosta. In the middle of August.

Some of these clumps sat ON the dirt for a couple of months, still happy as clams.

Vlad will want them.
Christine


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