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Re: One crown or two?

If four to six years is your time frame, I would split it.  In the short run,
you will delay maturity, but after a few years that won't matter.  I usually
advise people who want big plants faster to plant three in a triangle, ala
Van Wade, but of course that means they have to spend more money and they
don't usually do it. Funny how that always seems like a better idea to me
than to the customer.

You also have to accept that there is always some risk in dividing, and you
will occasionally wind up with less than you started with.


ctuttle39@juno.com wrote:

> A question for those who have been in this Hosta game for a while:
> If you receive a new plant which has two attached crowns AND your goal is
> to have a nice large clump in 4-6 years, will you:
> a) plant the two-crown plant as is? or,
> b) split the crowns and plant each crown "X" distance apart so that each
> grows separately?
> I know that Van Wade says that for his 'Sum & Substance' he planted three
> starts about 18" apart in a triangle.  One crown died and in that hole he
> planted the road kill ground hog, leaving two plantings 18" apart.
> Other comments?  Would appreciate your experience.
> Thanks for your help,
> Charles Tuttle
> Columbus  OH
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