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Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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kitgary
Feb 16, 2010 9:15 PM CST
Here are some hosta dealers I have had good luck with.

In The Country Gardens and Gifts. Independence, Iowa

Dawn's Bloomers Independence, Iowa

Flying Frog Farm Indianola, Iowa

Dry Creek Hostas Marion, Iowa

The Hosta Leaf Colesburg, Iowa

Green Hill Farm Chapel Hill North Carolina

Naylor Creek Nursery Chimacum Washington

All of these dealers sell very nice hostas at a very reasonable price. With the exception of Hosta Leaf and Dry Creek Hostas all have websites and do will do mail order. These are by no means the only good ones around, they are just some that I have done business with.
Here is a start. Everyone else chime in with their good sources.

Gary
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Seller of Garden Stuff Lilies Region: Kentucky Hostas Irises Hummingbirder
Cat Lover Daylilies Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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bluegrassmom
Feb 18, 2010 3:25 AM CST
Hi, Gary
Thanks for posting that list. Some of my best were from the Foxfire Co-op. I heard they went out of business. Say its not so!
Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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kitgary
Feb 18, 2010 9:50 PM CST
Hi Teresa
I am very sorry to say that they are no longer there. They had a large sale last fall to get rid of their stock. I think it was spread over a 2 week period. The first weekend, which was when DW and I made the trip, potted hostas were $10 and clumps $40. The second and final weekend the hostas were $5 for the potted ones and $20 or $25 for clumps. We literally filled the bed of our pickup. We were barely able to put the tarp back on. Everything was for sale with the exception of a few orders he still had to fill and his OS Foxfire Palm Sunday.

Gary
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Mar 6, 2010 9:52 AM CST
I like Hallsons
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover Region: Iowa Hostas
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Ticker
Mar 6, 2010 10:32 AM CST

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Hallson's gives nice huge divisions. :)
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Dahlias Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Level 1
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ge1836
Mar 6, 2010 10:35 AM CST
He sometimes includes a bonus. I got Cherish as a bonus with a DL order.
Its one of the truely mini's

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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Mar 6, 2010 10:40 AM CST

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Yeah, he sent me bonuses too. :)
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Dahlias Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Level 1
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ge1836
Mar 6, 2010 10:42 AM CST
I will always choose a vendor who gives out a little something.
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Mar 6, 2010 10:54 AM CST

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Oh, I don't know. Bonuses are nice, but if someone has something I want and I know the vendor and I know they send good disease free stuff I'll buy regardless of bonuses. A lot of times with small vendors they just can't afford to do bonuses and I don't hold that against them.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Dahlias Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Level 1
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ge1836
Mar 6, 2010 11:16 AM CST
I wouldnt either,just have been ordering for 2 years and these are my faves because of good customer relations.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Seller of Garden Stuff Lilies Region: Kentucky Hostas Irises Hummingbirder
Cat Lover Daylilies Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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bluegrassmom
Mar 6, 2010 10:17 PM CST
Ticker
Have you ever done a co-op? I was wondering how Hallson's would do. I like mature plants.

Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Mar 6, 2010 10:49 PM CST

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No, I haven't done one.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Dahlias Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores
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ge1836
Mar 7, 2010 3:52 AM CST
I like mature plants too. I'm too old to wait 4 years to see anything grow to max. size.
Name: Cheryl
NE Cedar Rapids
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HylaBrook
Apr 23, 2010 10:18 AM CST
Pretty good looking offer from Park's:

http://images.parkseed.com/parksgardens/pem002055/h6pem00205...

I won't be ordering because I can't use 6 of anything.
Cheryl
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Apr 24, 2010 5:27 PM CST

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Cheryl, there are enough good places to buy hostas around us here in Iowa that there is no need to do mail order unless you're looking for cutting edge hostas. (see Gary's list above) And if that is the case, then Naylor Creek is a trustworthy place to buy from. There are a few other places that I'd mail order from, but very few. :)
Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hostas Dog Lover
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kaylyred
May 13, 2010 11:51 AM CST
I did get some mail order hostas about a week ago from Made in the Shade Gardens. They were very healthy plants, shipped bare root. Great root systems on these babies, so when I planted them they just took off. I was very pleased with the communication and the service.

That said, I'm looking to get a lot of my hostas from members of the hosta society I belong to. Among them are Jeff Miller from Land of the Giants who has a great listing of available plants.

It is a shame that Foxfire is gone. Just as I was really getting into hostas...they went out of business. And I didn't have the money at the time, or the prepared beds, to take advantage of the closeout sale they had. Sad
Check out Petiole Junction, my garden blog! (I'd love your comments.)
Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: North Carolina Irises Dog Lover Hostas
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tggfisk
Jun 4, 2010 5:33 AM CST
This past weekend I went out to Bob and Nancy Solberg's in Chapel Hill...Green Hill Hostas. All I gotta say is just watch out for his new intros in the next couple of years...Oh, my!

Edited to add:

The website is

http://hostahosta.com
N. Middlesex County, MA
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Northeast US
wha
Sep 7, 2010 11:16 AM CST
i like to go to mason hollow nursery in mason, nh - they have over 300 variety's - they do mail order as well - just google them.
Bill
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
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woodthrush
Sep 7, 2010 12:57 PM CST
Solberg does have some nice new ones. Thunder Boomer and a couple others are on my 'want' list.
http://cubits.org/TartWarmersandMore/

New - Plants for Sale - co-op prices
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Seller of Garden Stuff Lilies Region: Kentucky Hostas Irises Hummingbirder
Cat Lover Daylilies Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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bluegrassmom
Mar 31, 2011 4:54 AM CST
Just wondering where you guys were ordering from this yr.
Teresa

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