Hostas forum: Configure

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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Mar 17, 2010 11:30 AM CST
Have any of you tried spraying a hosta with Configure to increase the number of divisions you can take? I have used it on Semperviums and Echinacea and it's amazing!
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Mar 17, 2010 12:39 PM CST

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What is Configure?
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 17, 2010 12:46 PM CST
Configure is a synthetic form of benzyladenine (6-BA). I bought some and I mix it up when I need it.
Name: Diann
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Mar 17, 2010 1:14 PM CST

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Thanks for the info. I was just curious. Smiling
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Mar 17, 2010 1:18 PM CST

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Interesting stuff: http://www.onhort.com/Stimulating-Plant-Growth-article10739

Do you use it? Me, I'm one of those folks that is out there to buy the hosta you propagate. :)
Name: Cj
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AlwaysWeeding
Mar 17, 2010 2:05 PM CST
I think there was a discussion on another forum last year (maybe Hallsons?). I think people saw a difference, if I remember right (and I don't always).
Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Mar 17, 2010 3:31 PM CST
Probably not available in Canada.
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Mar 6, 2013 10:35 PM CST

Where do you buy it?

Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 6, 2013 10:40 PM CST
I ordered it from Fine Americas.. Here's a link to the article I wrote about it in 2010. I even posted some photos showing how it worked on various Echinacea cultivars. I didn't try it on Hostas, but the instructions that come with it tell concentrations for Hostas.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Mar 6, 2013 10:51 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.

Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 6, 2013 10:56 PM CST
I forgot the link. Ooops...

http://cubits.org/echinaceas/articles/view/167/
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 6, 2013 11:35 PM CST
Ann I did notice a Configure, canada when I was searching, so it looks like it is available where you are! I tip my hat to you. Hurray!
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Name: Teresa
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bluegrassmom
Mar 7, 2013 4:14 AM CST
Is this the same as BAP that is used with Dls by some, Clint?
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 7, 2013 7:37 AM CST
It might be similar, but I think it probably works better.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 8, 2013 4:22 AM CST
I've seen that on LA before. Some people guarantee that they have a BAP free garden. As a buyer why is it important for me to choose BAP free plants. Is it bad?
Susan

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Name: Ed Thaubald
Locust Grove, Georgia (Zone 8a)
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bentleygardens
Mar 10, 2013 5:05 AM CST
BAP is nothing but a growth stimulant, I use it every year and it works great to produce more eyes in hostas, not so grt on daylilies. Nothing wrong with BAP to say "your free of it"

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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Mar 10, 2013 4:42 PM CST
Well thank you! I just might try it sometime. Where do you buy it? Confused
Susan

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