Fragrant Hosta Collection

Planting

1. Store bulbs in a cool dark location until you plant.

2. Check out our Summer Gardening Projects for fun and inspiring ways to use your bulbs.

3. Watch a short "how-to" video on planting your bulbs.

 

Growing

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Care

Planting

• Dig a hole and spread out the roots so that they are not coiled in the bottom of the hole.

• Plant so that the crown and roots are completely covered and the tips of dormant eyes are completely below the surface.

• Water thoroughly after planting.

Growing

• Hostas thrive in average, even damp, soils that are slightly acid and will benefit from a light application of fertilizer in early spring.

• Once planted the addition of organic mulch will help retain moisture in the soil as well as keeping down the weeds. It is important not to put the mulch directly on the crown. Wet mulch on the crown can cause crown rot.

Care

• Watch for slug damage and use preventative measures if slugs are active.

• They are ideal when planted amid patches of spring-flowering bulbs, as their foliage will obscure the bulb foliage as it dies back.

Winterizing

• Foliage should be cut back in the fall to eliminate cover for overwintering slugs but this can also done in the spring.

• For new plants, provide a winter mulch of evergreen boughs or salt marsh hay after the ground freezes to help prevent heaving.