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Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2002 9:15
Subject: Question from Warren
Warren Pollock is
going to write an article on the spring burn that plants like 'Frances
Williams' tend to get. He asked me to post the following questions to the
list to get more information on what people are seeing this year in their
For an item I
am planning for "The Hosta Journal," I would like to know if
anyone has seen "Spring Desiccation Burn" on leaves of the golden-edged
sports of H. 'Sum and Substance'? It would be in the golden/yellow
part. I am also inquiring about the leaves of H. 'Sun Power', or
other gold hostas.
"Spring Desiccation Burn" is the term
Mark Zilis uses in his book, "The Hosta Handbook," page 593. The most
common example is the "burning" of the gold leaf portions of H. 'Frances
Williams' that often occurs in spring.
If you have seen any
of this, please respond and I'll pass the answers back to him.