Warren Pollock is going
to write an article on the spring burn that plants like 'Frances Williams' tend
to get. He asked me to post the following questions to the list to get more
information on what people are seeing this year in their
For an item I
am planning for "The Hosta Journal," I would like to know if anyone
has seen "Spring Desiccation Burn" on leaves of the golden-edged sports of H.
'Sum and Substance'? It would be in the golden/yellow part. I
am also inquiring about the leaves of H. 'Sun Power', or other gold
"Spring Desiccation Burn" is the term Mark Zilis
uses in his book, "The Hosta Handbook," page 593. The most common example
is the "burning" of the gold leaf portions of H. 'Frances Williams' that often
occurs in spring.
If you have seen any of
this, please respond and I'll pass the answers back to him.