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Are these 'end of the season' markings ?

Posted by Ludisia 6b PA (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 5, 12 at 22:06

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 !





Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Are these 'end of the season' markings ?

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


RE: Are these 'end of the season' markings ?

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

RE: Are these 'end of the season' markings ?

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!


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