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Re: Why Grow Other's Seeds? / Junk Hostas

  • Subject: Re: Why Grow Other's Seeds? / Junk Hostas
  • From: Pat Mora patmora@comcast.net
  • Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 16:38:28 -0600

Sorry, I am way too fast with the keys, I should have said the problem was
with H.'Brim Cup' instead of H.'Wide Brim'.
Pat
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Mora" <patmora@comcast.net>
To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: Why Grow Other's Seeds? / Junk Hostas


> HI Chick:
>     I fear junk Hosta's will always be a problem. If we continue with
> discussion such as we are having now hopefully the information will become
> available with the use of public databases that are updated often. The
> hostas mentioned, H.'Golden Sunburst', H.'Exotic Francis Williams',
> H.'Winning Edge', H.'Dupage Delight', H.'Snow Cap, H.'Creme De Menthe' and
> H.'Lunar Eclipse' are mentioned in the Searchable Database with the
concerns
> mentioned in these latest email's. The following for H. 'Wide Brim' will
be
> added when the Searchable Database is updated (when the 2002 registrations
> are available):  "At a young stage of development, the foliage appears
> attractive, but with maturity the margins partially drop out, tearing
along
> the edge and produces a jagged, sawtooth effect. This problem is
exaggerated
> with heavy fertilization. The plant will perform best potted, this seems
to
> relieve the drop-out of the leaves. The problem with the center section of
> the leaf, having more chlorophyll and growing at a faster rate than the
> white edge, causes the edge to pucker and tear."
>     Hmmmm, perhaps a new check box should be added to the Database to
raise
> a red flag of caution for purchase? Nah, probably way too radical.
> Pat Mora
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <RBRSSR@aol.com>
> To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 2:32 PM
> Subject: Re: Why Grow Other's Seeds? / Junk Hostas
>
>
> > In a message dated 01/05/2003 1:35:30 PM Central Standard Time,
> > chick@bridgewoodgardens.com writes:
> >
> >
> > > Golden Sunburst is definitely one that should not
> > > be sold, and probably Lunar Eclipse could be dropped, but frankly,
very
> > > few people offer them any more.
> >
> > Unfortunately, Golden Sunburst is offered by 13 retailers and Lunar
> Eclipse
> > 14 per the 2002 Hosta Finder. It is shocking to me that some well known
> > businesses continue to sell these plants. Have they no conscious?
> >
> > Only the unknowledgable would buy these hostas.
> >
> > I'm not suggesting that anyone should try to restrict free trade, but I
> > personally think less of businesses that continue to offer the above two
> > hostas. I'm sure there are others.
> > Ray Rodgers, Bartonville, IL, CIHS, Zone 5
> >
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