The devil or the deep blue sea?
My Invincible is really stressed. I keep losing lower leaves. They turn yellow and die. I'm almost sure that the problem is the potting soil. The pot weighs a ton, and the soil doesn't "flake" like my homemade potting soil. (I must have missed it when I was replacing all the mositure control potting soil in the others.) At the rate it's losing lower leaves, there won't be much left of it by fall and certainly not by next spring.
The problem is 103 degree temperatures. I hate to bare root one now. But it won't be much cooler until October, which may be too late.
(Also, when I popped it out of it's pot, the roots were kind of tan, rather than white.)
If I leave it alone, it might well be a first year hosta by October. If I repot it, it might well revert to juvenile status as well. Or, it might even die.
I had a really ugy hosta that bugged me a couple of years ago. I repotted it in the summer and 90% of it died. I didn't really care about that one, as I think it was a seedling, but I like this one.
Any encouragement to leave it alone? Any ideas on how to reduce the stress if I repot it? (I'm taking 4 or 5 leaves per week off.)