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Re: Hosta growth or not?

  • Subject: Re: Hosta growth or not?
  • From: "W. George Schmid" <hostahill@Bellsouth.net>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 10:52:06 -0400

Happens here all the time!
Due to drought, mostly.
They need water when WE are not looking in July/August/September.
By the time winter arrives it's too late for water. They are dormant!
Not enough water means not enough nutrient reserves build up in the rhizome
for next years INCREASED growth, so NONE comes. Too little water means not
enough build-up and the rhizome has to sacrifice size, and the plant size
Here huge hosta clumps go to flask size in two seasons.
No. 2 is not enough light to photo synthesize. In northern states give them
plenty of morning sun.
Remember, they need at least 60 to 100 inches of rain or equ. water to grow
bigger and bigger and better.

W. George Schmid
Hosta Hill - Tucker Georgia USA
Zone 7a - 1188 feet AMSL
84-12'-30" West_33-51' North
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----- Original Message -----
From: <HoroRL@aol.com>
To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: Hosta growth or not?

> Hi, Ray:
> You raise an interesting point about the crown rot.  In each case, it is
> center of the clumps where the growth is.  Go figure?!
> The 'Jack of Diamonds' was moved to its present location last spring to
> it more light.  The other hosta that surrounds JOD are all doing
> well.  Even the dwarf rhodies are doing better as well.
> Thanks...Hostally,
> Rich
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