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Re: new hosta from root


I have had hostas come up again where I was sure I moved the whole
plant. My most notable case was this spring. I moved a 2 division 'Spilt
Milk' last fall to a new location. I am very careful to get all of the
roots when I move a hosta. There was no sign of a small 'Spilt Milk'
last fall.

This spring I had a small 'Spilt Milk' come up about 6 inches away from
where the large plant had been last fall. I dug the small 'Spilt Milk'
and found that it had grown from a piece of rhizome that I had missed.
This piece of rhizome was about one sixteenth of an inch in diameter and
did not look at all like a hosta root. It looked more like a piece of
underground wire grass.

I think the odds of 'Spilt Milk'  throwing a seedling that looked just
like itself are pretty low.

Dan Nelson
Bridgeville DE
zone 7

----- Original Message -----
From: Ray W <wie1086@mail.harborcom.net>
To: hosta-open <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 9:45 PM
Subject: new hosta from root

Hi All,

I have a few stray hosta's on my property. They are sitting where I once
had and moved the same variety. My guess is, some root was left in the
ground and another plant grew from it. Can hosta be propagated from root
clippings? Or would it be a better to assume that seed dropped before I
moved them?

Ray W z5
Mentor, Ohio

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