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Re: Fairy Ring hosta question

  • Subject: Re: Fairy Ring hosta question
  • From: "Dan & Lu Nelson"
  • Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 12:22:25 -0400

I agree with what Pat said but would like to add that 'fairy ring' takes many years(maybe ten or more) to develop and even then most cultivars don't have a problem. Another solution would be to dig and divide such a hosta and plant other locations. You could then replant the same area with nice sized pieces of the hostas dug from that location.
Fairy Ring most likely will never be a problem with your hosta planting, so plant away.
A bigger concern might be the best color, size and sun or shade tolerance of the hostas you select for your planting location.
Tell us a little more about your planting location and we may be able to offer some fine tuned advice on cultivar selection.
Best of luck.
Dan & Lu
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 8:23 AM
Subject: Fairy Ring hosta question

I am working with a golf course that wants to leave Hosta plants in the same
place for years and years.  My big concern is "Fairy Ring" - when the center
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 appreciate
any help.

Thanks in advance.


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