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Definition (Was: Re: juvenile hostas?)

At 08:55 PM 12/8/99 EST, you wrote:
>In a message dated 12/08/1999 6:37:23 AM Central Standard Time, 
>eoneill@ibm.net writes:
> But, if you remove an eye from a mature clump, will the eye exhibit
> juvenile foliage in that or subsequent years until it too matures?  Or will
> it have the mature characteristics of the source from day one?
> Does anyone know why all this happens?
> Gerry >>
>It has to do with the size of the eye assuming it has enough root structure 
>to support the growth of the "eye" or bud.
>The number of eyes on a division does not reflect maturity but the size of 
>the eyes do.
>Some plants never grow large enough eyes, for what ever reason, to have 
>mature leaves.
That raises another question, Paul  ;-)

How do you experienced hostaphiles define "mature leaves?"

Ok, ok, that raises two questions.

These plants that never grow large enough eyes to produce mature leaves..Is
that a cultural response? Or a genetic one? 

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