YOU CAN’T KILL HOSTA – Marilyn Armstrong

 Hosta, The Unkillable – FOTD – 06/09/19

Last year, it almost died. I don’t know what did it. The winter? The long, cold, icy spring? Some combination of that? But it barely grew at all.

I was shocked. As far as I know, you cannot kill Hosta. It is permanent. Endurable. Grows in sun, grows in shade, grows anywhere you put it. Gets so big, you have to separate it to give it room to breathe.

So this year, when it magically reappeared — big leaves in all its many shapes and colors — I was relieved. Maybe last year it was dividing itself from being too crowded in its bed.


Another leaf Hosta

Hosta with Mayflowers

With Mayflowers and a weed of unknown origin

Hosta and a few Mayflowers

21 thoughts on “YOU CAN’T KILL HOSTA – Marilyn Armstrong

  1. I have way too many hosta, but I love them all, even the ones I have taken out to the pucker brush and dropped on the ground to survive on their own. Deer and slugs can eat them down to the ground, but they will survive the following year. But, never, have mine divided themselves. I need yours to text mine and get them busy doing that. 🙂


  2. All my hostas, everywhere, NEVER survived. They were called SNAIL DESSERT by me and their leaves often had a lacey appearance, nothing but the skeleton of the ribs left over.


  3. You can not kill them. We have them everywhere now. Last year (or the year before) I actually dug up some and threw them away because I had not where else to put them. They just spread out continuously if you let them.


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