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Re: hosta hardiness/need your imput

  • Subject: Re: hosta hardiness/need your imput
  • From: "Township" <township@acbm.qc.ca>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 19:55:08 -0400

I personally believe you can have "batches" of hostas that do not grow, perform no matter what you do.  I have finally found a few Great Expectations, after trying many over the last 6-7 yrs., that are doing great!
I also find that sometimes they simply need a couple of years to settle in, make roots and feel at home before strutting their stuff, in my case, an example would be ventricosa aureo marginata.  I got a nice huge piece from a friend that looked great, but this year (3rd.yr.) is unreal!
In the last few years, I find some come out of winter dormancy better than others, and there is no rhyme or reason as to their  behavior and in subsequent yrs. they catch up.  I think I lamented over the appearance of my old Green Piecrust 2 yrs. ago, saying the leaves were not as big as the yr. before.  Well last yr. she was a beauty, and this yr. half the clump is great the other half has baby leaves....time for some rejuvanation I think on her part.
Anyways, when it comes to new hostas, especially grown on from TC, and bought young, ya never know , is my thinking!  It can be a lemon or it can be gold!  They keep ya guessing all the time, and its great to have people to compare notes with as to their habits!
mail to:  "township@acbm.qc.ca"

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