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Re: Hosta growth or not?

  • Subject: Re: Hosta growth or not?
  • From: Len Phillips <lenphillips@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 06:19:33 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Rich, 

I live on Boston's north shore and experienced the same problems as you
did on the south shore.  I attribute most of my missing or
under-performing plants to the very cold winter with no snow cover.  All
of my plants are in pots and always have been, sunk into the soil.  With
few exceptions all of them were growing in locations where they were doing
well before.  

Several of the plants that didn't make it were varieties that I have been
having difficulty getting to grow well and to survive normal winters. 
Perhaps these plants believe in the rule, survival of the fittest and
perhaps not all hostas are hardy to zone 5.  Just my best guesses!


--- HoroRL@aol.com wrote:
> Good evening, all:
> I have two questions for the group: 1. I have several hosta clumps that
> have 
> drastically been reduced in size this year, e.g., 'Jack of Diamonds' ~6
> yrs 
> old ['Jack of Diamonds' was never a good grower for me.  However, it the
> size of 
> a TC liner this year.], 'Chesterland Gold' ~6yrs old, tokudama
> Aureonebulsoa 
> ~8 yrs old, & 'Love Pat' ~8yrs old. No vermin damage. 2. What factors
> hinder a 
> hosta from sending up new divisions?
> Thank you in advance for your assistance.
> Hostally,
> Rich Horowitz
> Stoughton MA
> z5/6
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