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Re: Sun & leave Power

So does this mean that my Bright Lights (which I bought as a TC plant, put
in the garden where it gets a couple of hours of early morning sun) that
has gotten punier and punier and has now burned down to only three leaves,
will come back next year?


At 09:27 PM 8/11/98 EDT, you wrote:
>you can do as bill suggested....or you can wait a year.....
>i would suggest that you bought a hosta grown in conditions different from
>that which you planted it in.....in other words it was grown in a shade house
>or something like that.......
>all hosta i get in the mail do exactly what you describe because i grow them
>in a lot of sun...i have no choice......i presume the professional grower is
>growing them in the shade houses.....i immediately throw them into the light
>of day and those original leaves melt away like butter
>the good news is that the second flush of leaves are tolerant of the
>sun/conditions you put it in and therefore do not burn out.....besides the
>fact that fall is around the corner and the intensity of the sun is going
>the even better news is that the hosta will grow faster in more
>sun.....regardless of the nominal leave loss....you have to grow them roots,
>and full sun and warm soil is conducive to root growth......
>also hosta that are forced with excess fertilizer have a tendency to have
>giant leaves and roots that are not big enough to support the plant.....2
>years down the line the root mass will be bigger allowing the plant to
>tolerate more sun.......
>now....that all said regarding hosta in general.....i agree with bill that
>yellows have the hardest time in high sun......but the thicker the leaves the
>more tolerant......
>well thats enough for now....ken
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