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Re: Another dumb question

  • Subject: Re: Another dumb question
  • From: Ray W <wie1086@earthlink.net>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 22:51:52 -0400

Ann,

as a general rule, Hosta will bloom once per season when mature enough to throw
up a scape. Some people get lucky and get a second bloom. Once, I heard of a
third bloom--that was in a warmer climate than I am in (zone5-6 south shore of
Lake Erie).

Ray

Ann James wrote:

> Okay, folks, you have been very kind to me in my state of bewilderment.  Now
> most of my hostas are blooming, though this is not all that impressive, but
> do they bloom throughout the season?  If there is indeed a season.
>
> I don't know who is where, because I didn't stick in the little nametags
> when I put them in the ground.  But it seems to me that some hostas are more
> enticing to the regular run of bugs than others.  One in the front shade bed
> has taken heavy damage, and I put out serious poison to prevent more. The
> dogs don't get outside the back yard fence except on lead, which is why I
> can do this.
>
> Hostas really are enchanting plants, with their sculptural inclination.  I
> mean, they really needn't bloom at all.  Just keep throwing up those sets of
> leaves.
>
> Ann James
>
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