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Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 8:01
Subject: Hosta planted to deep froms a
second crown at right depth.(don't count on it!)
I saw some interesting growth on a hosta one time
that was planted to deeply. The original crown must have been planted 4 inches
or so below the ground initially and the shoots had grown well and the hosta
looked normal. When the crown was dug a year or two later there was almost two
crowns. The first crown was 4 inches deep and it was connected to a second
crown that had formed 1 inch below ground. The shoots has grown roots along
their sides and formed a second rhizome at the correct planting depth. I
divided the two rhizomes and had two separate hostas.
I would not count on this happening often though.
I have very sandy soil and that may have enabled this to happen.