This topic has come up in another thread and I wanted to start a new discussion, to see if anyone has managed to "cure" this problem in their garden, short of eliminating the plants that do it.
I have read that drawstringing is caused by the white edge not growing as fast as the green center of a hosta. To avoid it, I've also read you should not fertilize or water those plants in the Spring so as not to encourage fast growth. My only real drawstringer is Barbara Ann, which is planted in the ground and I don't water or fertilize it in the Spring. But, of course it gets water if it rains a lot.
I'm actually wondering if it would be worth digging it up and sticking it in a pot to control the amount of water it gets....but I sure don't want to go to that trouble if it's gonna drawstring anyway. Just wondering what peoples' experience is on this issue. I'm in Maine, zone 5...another thing I've read is that drawstringing tends to be more of a problem in the northern zones- true or false?