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Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2000 10:27
Subject: H. clausa questions
I am hoping that somone could anser a few questions about H.
clausa. I have been growing a plant identified as H. clausa var clausa and
have been wondering if it is correctly labled
As there are several distinct "forms" of H. clausa, they must be
distinguished. H. clausa is , of course the general species heading they
come under. H clausa var. clausa is , as you correctly noted, the
variety with flowers that do not open. The other primary variety, is H.
clausa var. normalis. As one might expect, it's flowers open in a
"mormal" manner. There are , by the way, several other 'varieties"
See W George Schmid "The Genus Hosta , pages 43 - 44. I should also
mention, that, my experience here, has been that clausa var. clausa, will
loose a lot of it's stoleniferis tendancies in highly sunny locations but is
in fact ( as you pointed out) a "near" weed in more shady and/or moist