Hosta By Kelley

The Fast Overview: Hosta Survival

This page is here for layout continuity, and for me it is a nuisance page that really ought not be here; but since I have to have it I might as well fill it with ... something.  So here we go!

I've said elsewhere that I'm an imperfect hosta gardener.  So with this imperfect page, lets look at how imperfect my garden is from a year to year standpoint.  The Total Expected number of plants reflects ONLY what is in the raised bed.  The information below is read:  Year, Number Survived, Total Expected (or number out of number; as in: 20 out of 30 [plants]), and Survival Percent; along with an note where needed.

While I've been growing Hosta since 2006, these particular records have been kept only since 2013 which reflects just how horrible my survival rate came to be that year; and just how frustrated I became.  The predominate problems in my garden are: Ice, Slugs, and (suspected) Thieves.  When I have time I might be able to extrapolate some of the years before this.

2013  10 : 18   56%

2014  19 : 21   90%

2015  28 : 34   86%

2016  24 : 29   83%

2017  19 : 20   95% 90% + 1 past unknown variety recently identified

2018  -- : 20

Average:       ~82%


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Plant Name Menu Codes:

In Gardner's collection:  green.

In Collection but is an unregistered sport: BLUE.

Past Plants that are no longer in the collection: Brown.