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Colchester Lee
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Hosta Question

Post by Colchester Lee » Fri May 24, 2019 5:57 pm

I have purchased my Hostas purely for the foliage effect and find the flowers negligible, my question is; if I remove the flower stem will the plant put more energy and growth into producing stronger foliage?
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Lee


GREVILLEAJ
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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Fri May 24, 2019 10:23 pm

It seems to make a difference with the plain foliage and from experience I have only grown those with blue tints to the leaves. It seems also to encourage more division. However, the variegated ones don't seem to show as much difference.

The biggest difference made to leaf size comes from another type of deadheading known as the SMS method. This stands for the Slug Munching Syndrome! The difference being the opposite effect to that described above :shock:


Colchester Lee
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Hosta Question

Post by Colchester Lee » Fri May 24, 2019 10:31 pm

Thanks, going to give it a go. I'm plagued with 🐌 and have always had poor results with Hostas. However, a variety called Sum and Substance is proving to be pretty resistant so far!


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Post by chainsaw kid » Sat May 25, 2019 5:20 pm

I have never tried it on Hostas, but it works on practically every other plant I have tried it on. You have nothing to lose. icon_salut
Don't Just sit there, plant something!

The Kid.


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