Posts Tagged ‘hosta’

Hosta – Small One Growing in Center of Older One

Q: Can anyone tell me what this is growing in the center of my hosta? A: Note: I answered this on Hometalk and thought I should post it for everyone to see. Hosta expert Bob Solberg says: “The plant appears...

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Hosta – Stem Rot

Q: I found this nasty disease on one of my hosta plants – apparently petiole rot. It seems odd to have this in summer drought conditions and (so far) only on one plant out of many, many hosta in my...

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CD’s Yield 3.5% – Plants Yield 400%

My mother explained it to me carefully: I should give her my newly earned $5.00 and we would open a savings account for me. In nine years (double my age at that time!) it would “grow” and I could use...

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Hosta – Identifying

Identifying plants is always a challenge. Some, like hosta, have hundreds of varieties. Judy Burns, from the Georgia Hosta Society, sends this note: “At the hosta show last weekend I had a number of folks tell me that they would...

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Hosta – Diseases and Pests

Hosta are one of the most common landscape plants. Yet they are affected their fair share of diseases and pests. If you have hostas, this publication from The University of Georgia and The University of Iowa will help diagnose any...

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Hosta Virus X – Identification

Q: My hosta leaves have a odd green mottled look…light green and dark green combined. Any ideas what this is? A: Your hostas have a virus, probably one that’s known as “Hosta Virus X”. The problem was first thought to...

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Hosta – Slug/Snail Damage

Q: What’s eating my hostas? Any suggestions? What can I do to stop it? A: I think you have two problems. In my experience, when a creature eats a leaf, the edges of the damage are clean. There is little...

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Hosta – Propagating

Q: I have a number of mature hosta plants. They form seed pods along the flower stems. I would like to plant these seeds but have tried with no success. Is there a trick? A: You can collect seed from...

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Deer – Eating Hosta

Q: I’ve heard about deer problems before…but now I’ve got one! Is there anything I can do to keep deer from eating my beautiful hosta? A: We went to Glen-Ella Springs Inn last week and saw the electrifying solution below....

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