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Re: Fairy Ring hosta question

  • Subject: Re: Fairy Ring hosta question
  • From: Pat Mora amora44@comcast.net
  • Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 08:29:07 -0500

    On the Fairy Ring thing, I once saw a film on this. The speaker did not
think it was a problem. He says a Hosta is given only a certain amount of
meristems for the development of new shoots from the crown, when the center
depletes that given amount (when a plant is constantly divided, the mother
plant seldom retains its strength or growth to be come the giant it was
originally, fewer meristems remaining). The plant then depends on the
exterior, newer growth to perpetuate the plant. His remedy was to use a post
hole digger in the center of the ring and simply drop in a new plant.
    This looked simple in the film and an idea I have not heard discussed in
the past.


----- Original Message -----
From: <HMinnesota@aol.com>
To: <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 7:23 AM
Subject: Fairy Ring hosta question

> I am working with a golf course that wants to leave Hosta plants in the
> place for years and years.  My big concern is "Fairy Ring" - when the
> of the Hosta can start to die.
> Does this happen in almost all Hostas or only certain sizes?
> How many years does it take for fairy ring to develop?
> I would guess the answers are cultivar dependent ........... will
> any help.
> Thanks in advance.
> Tom
> Thomas S. Carlson
> HostasDirect.Com
> 19 Mid Oaks Road
> Roseville, MN   USA    55113
> Phone: 651-646-1514
> Cell:  651-398-8958
> FAX: 651-646-1796
> Email:  HMinnesota@aol.com
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