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.

Hosta
Another leaf Hosta
Hosta with Mayflowers
With Mayflowers and a weed of unknown origin
Hosta and a few Mayflowers

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

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

  1. 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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  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.

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  3. 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. 🙂

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