Are these 'end of the season' markings ?

Ludi _PA_7aSeptember 5, 2012

Being out of my garden for almost a month I managed to get out there today and noticed some severe yellowing on two of my hostas.

Earth Angel

Red October

It is September 5th after all but we haven�t been getting down below 60 degrees at night. There has been a lot of rain and not a lot of sunshine but I feel like if these are the markings of fall then it might be a bit early.

None of the other 30 some hostas I have are showing these 'tired' symptoms. Are some cultivars more susceptible to going to bed early ?

Also, my Red October is putting out two flower stalks. I had read it is a late bloomer, but is this a bit too late ?

Beginner's questions, but I appreciate your time and responses.

Thank you as always !

Ludi

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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

That's what it is. Some get ready for dormancy earlier than others.

Steve

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 10:09PM
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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

Ditto! My Earth Angel is alreaady completely gone for the season,and so are a lot of others. I'm in zone 6,also,and my hostas have been up since April,so they are leaving early. Phil

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 10:36PM
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tepelus z6a SW MI

Some of mine are nearly down for the count already this year. The early spring and hot dry summer stressed out many and they are ready to call it a season. I don't blame them. See you next spring, sleeping beauties!

Karen

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 11:19PM
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