I have had two nights at 26f here in
Delaware (zone 7) and all of my hostas except those under the heaviest tree
canopy are fading fast. There seems to be very little difference in cultivar
response to temps that low. Hostas with plantaginea in their background seem to
take on a more watery look as they melt down going dormant.
Hi Dan and everyone,
Two things....is it typical for a warm zone 7 area to have hard frosts
before those of us in a cold zone 4? The coldest we've had in my yard so
far is about 30 deg. In fact, I still have a few impatiens that are
blooming, though about 2/3 of them look like mush.
Next, I've noticed the watery look to some of my hostas too, and wonder
what makes some leaves do that, and others not? Does it have something to
do with the shininess of the leaves? or how much water they hold?