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Hosta on Clearance Rack...

Posted by dicentra z6B (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 13, 07 at 9:13

Well, finally my timing made out to find prime hosta plants on the Lowes clearance rack (Whitman Plaza)...lol. I was in the store for something else, really, and I had to check out the garden section. To my surprise, they had big beautiful named hostas for $1.00 each in 2.75 qt. pots! OK, so they weren't five cents this time, but they were well worth the dollar to me. They were in prime shape, except for maybe a bent leaf, and some were 2 foot high. Although some varieties are older, they just shimmered in beauty with the raindrops over them...blues, chartreusses, gold standards, variegated...some of the ones I picked up were Patriot, Pilgrim, Gold Standard, Frances Williams (took 12 of these), Wide Brim, Mediovariegata, and some deeper blue ones I can't recall right now. Happy hunting...lol.


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RE: Hosta on Clearance Rack...

Be extremely cautious about planting anything from Lowe's near your existing hostas. Many of their plants are infected with Hosta Virus X which is easily transmitted. Gold Standard is particularly notorious.

Please read the following:

Here is a link that might be useful: hosta virus x info


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RE: Hosta on Clearance Rack...

I also love a bargain and have been able to pick up clematis for $1.oo a piece at Lowes last year. But caliloo is correct. I have seen hosta (Gold Standard) infected at Lowes last year and this year. Keep an eye on them.


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Thanks for the head's up. I keep most things aside for a year for that reason. My TLC area has recovering plants, shrubs and trees which have different needs. I finally cleared out my lilac bushes and roses from last year and got them planted. I'm going to keep an eye out for the clearance clematis vines now...lol.


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Jeez, I hadn't heard of that Hosta virus. I never quarantine new plants.


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The hostas were swept up when I returned to get more.....drats! I'm finding that everyday is a new clearance surprise at Lowes. Yesterday, I picked up some shrubs and 6 large containers of Tropicanna canna for $1.00 each. They also had the usual annuals for $0.05, like sweet potato vine (both colors), impatiens, purple fountain grass, petunias, bacopa, and some other things. I have to say that Lowes has been looking pretty good so far this season, with keeping plants watered and the nursery looking alive and abundant (other than their tree section). I hope they can keep it up throughout the summer.


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You go girl!! I stopped at the Lowes in my area today and not much was on clearance. The tropicanna canna is beautiful, and still selling for $12.98. I have had my eye on them. What a great deal!!


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RE: Hosta on Clearance Rack...

Dicentra,

I went there that afternoon also. I picked up about eight myself. I went right after work and went back later to get more. They had another 30-40 when I left. In two hours, they were gone! Someone got a real good steal there!

I also got a five gallon pot of Elephant Ears for $1.00!

If these are infected with that virus, how do you treat it and what does it look like?


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RE: Hosta on Clearance Rack...

It is untreatable and spreads very easily. If you click the link I posted you can see several photos.

Alexa


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