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questions on "sleep, creep and leap" in hostas

  • Subject: questions on "sleep, creep and leap" in hostas
  • From: HMinnesota@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 00:56:57 EDT

We all know that the rule of thumb for hostas is, "The first year they sleep, 
the second year the creep and the third year they leap!"  Here are some 

1)  Does that apply to mature plants that have a section cut off and then 
that section is replanted.  Does the new section take three years to take 

2)  Is it just tissue culture that this applies to?

3)  Does this apply to most other perennials as well?

Thanks for your responses

Thomas S. Carlson   
19 Mid Oaks Road
Roseville, MN   USA    55113

Phone: 651-646-1514
Cell:  651-398-8958
FAX: 651-646-1796
Email:  HMinnesota@aol.com

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