Why won’t my Red October Hosta grow very much?

Question by Supreme Overlord: Why won’t my Red October Hosta grow very much?
I don’t get it, it wont grow very much. It gets a couple of leaves and the leaves die later on. I have it in the shade like I should, I tried different soils, but nothing works. What am I doing wrong?

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Answer by Joanne A.
Hi there,

I’m thinking too much shade. Most need a little morning sun.

Don’t keep changing the soil.

(They) prefer partial to full shade and a good rich garden soil that is moist but well drained. Moisture plays a crucial role in growing beautiful Hosta plants – you will need to water plants during prolonged dry spells. Feed in very early spring with a top dressing of composted manure and bone meal. Liquid feed at least twice during the growing season with seaweed extract or fish emulsion

What do you think?

One Response to “Why won’t my Red October Hosta grow very much?”

  1. olderman says:

    You might have voles eating the roots. Try moving it to a new spot and add some compost to the soil before planting. Don’t expect this variety of Hosta to be as prolific as some, but it can and should, grow.

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