Not to worry. These are left-over fibers from last years growth. Most
hostas leave stumps of these after the old leaves disintegrate. Btw, they should
be arranged in a circle around the basal periphery of the new shoot. If that is
the case do not worry, it's nature at work.
W George S.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 6:32 PM
Subject: Hosta Question
While working in one of my hosta beds today, I noticed that
several have some hairy material around the base of the pips. Is this
going to create a problem for the hostas?
Should I sprinkle some soil on top of the pips to cover
these hairs up, or should I dig up the hosta and plant it deeper?
Or, should I just leave them alone?