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Re: Hosta Size

  • Subject: Re: Hosta Size
  • From: Len Phillips lenphillips@yahoo.com
  • Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 05:10:27 -0700 (PDT)

--- Glen Williams <gw1944@vermontel.net> wrote:
> I  have had H. 'Big Daddy for a long time. 

This sounds so familiar.  I had several clumps of Allan P. McConnell
growing along my garden walk.  They had been there for years in a sunny,
hot, dry location, in very poor soil next to the walk and the plants never
grew like it should have.  When I decided to start a nursery, I dug up a
couple of the clumps and divided them, put them in pots and left them to
grow for a couple of years.  One mid summer morning I discovered that only
one clump was APMcC.  The other clump was actually H. undulata
Albomarginata.   Once if found better growing conditions, the plant
recovered.  The APMcC however has remained a mini with 1" long x 1/2" wide
leaves, which is a quite a bit smaller than the registration.

So Glen, while your Big Daddy has become a stunted Daddy, I will hope you
get to see it return next year or the year after. If my experience means
anything, you have a 50% chance it will return.

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