What's the chances

valtorrez(6b)September 21, 2013

Last year we were in a drought and some of my hostas did not come back big. One such hosta is fire island. It was small this year but one it is barely there when I went to inspect hostas other day. We had a family of rabbits in yard and I suspect they ate leaves. If this is case would my hosta grow back next year?

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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Probably. It's just not going to be very big. Give it extra water and a little fertilizer. In fact, if it stays dry, give all your hostas water. People think they're drought tolerant because they don't wilt, but they actually love to be damp. Dry hostas eventually just fade away.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 6:17AM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Water yes, but do not give fertilizer at this time of year. You will end up with weak top growth that will get blasted in a freeze/frost. That will just stress the plant even more. Just give it plenty of water. It will grow roots this fall and be OK in Spring.

Steve

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 6:57AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

it should be easy to look and see if next years pips are still there

ken

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 9:36AM
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