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Very few flowers this year

Posted by mjjones453 z5 chic (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 5, 12 at 18:45

I think because of the drought, I have had very few flowers this year on my hosta's. Any one else notice this?

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RE: Very few flowers this year

I was thinking of posting the same thiing. Assuming the chic means you are in or around Chicago, we probably have had very similar conditions. I'm in Wilmington. My very dependible Guacamole only sent up a single scape this year. Yet my Fried Green Tomatoes, 1/4 the size of Guac., sent up 8.

Does the drought have more effect on the larger more mature plants because of their greater requirements?

I also haven't heard about less flowering from other areas in "Hostaland". I can't perceive it being a local condition.


RE: Very few flowers this year

yep on the south side, dry, very dry up until this Saturday we finally had an inch of rain.

RE: Very few flowers this year

In the area also...even with watering I think the heat had an effect on most of the plants. A praying hands, that is 3 ft across, always has a big display of flowers had only 2 scapes compared to over 30. Just keep watering it's going to be hot again today.

RE: Very few flowers this year

Will a happy healthy hosta produce a flower scape from every eye? Is that the 'goal'?

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