Bloom dates can vary from year to year because of weather conditions, so they
are best considered as periods defined by the species rather than calendar
dates. For example, the first period would be sieboldiana, montana, and capitata
bloom time, and the last would be longipes and kikutii time. I would recommend
you do it that way.
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Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 7:50
Subject: Re: Differences between
Your article on specie traits
is exactly what I have been trying to put together as I organize my
thoughts for crossing Hostas and choosing the gene's that will create
unique Hostas. Your explanation for each specie with it's good
and negative traits is well written and easy to understand. You have
put some time into this piece and it is well received and
appreciated. You can be sure I will be keeping better notes on bloom
dates (something that has not interested me in the past) next year.