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Re: Tattoo

John and Lu,

I might note that H. Tattoo is PPAF, and therefore propagation and
distribution is forbotten.

Jim Anderson

----- Original Message -----
From: Lu Treadway <Hostanut@Bellsouth.net>
To: <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Sent: Monday, September 20, 1999 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: Tattoo

> > But isn't that the whole point of this forum?  To exchange
> information and
> > experiences growing different varieties so the rest of us can
> make informed
> > choices.  I appreciate hearing the good and bad about any
> cultivar.
> Joanne, my sentiments exactly. The main reason I joined these
> robins is to try to learn more about Hostas. I want to know both
> the good and the bad of each and every variety.
> For example, I have spent lots of money on varieties that just
> don't do well for me. Had I known about their faults earlier, I may
> not have purchased them. Lunar Eclipse comes to mind.
> On the other hand, I grow Tattoo and I absolutely love it. Mine is
> in a pot, on my deck. Gets Sun for most of the day and is watered
> daily, since it is in a pot. I have seen those spots on lower
> leaves (mildew?) and have just removed it. Plant is healthy and
> growing well for me.  (John, email me if you are still interested
> in a trade.)
> Which brings me to a side issue. I really think this database we
> are going to work on should include a section that indicates a
> variety's optimal growing conditions. For example, some grow better
> in sun with more water, and some grow better in dry shade. It would
> be so helpful to have this information available when you purchase
> a new variety. Yes, I realize that my growing conditions are
> different than those in Canada. I think a little common sense
> should be applied. Or maybe a suggestion for three or four regions?
> Just thinking out loud....
> Lu  (Atlanta Zone 7B)
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