Hostas forum: Hosta Scape Maintenance

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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Aug 13, 2011 10:43 AM CST
So when do you all cut back the scapes that form on the Hostas?? Confused
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 13, 2011 12:03 PM CST
When they become unattractive....a matter of choice....plants doesn't care
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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Aug 13, 2011 8:08 PM CST

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Just make sure that you disinfect your clippers between hostas so you don't accidentally pass any diseases (if your hosta should happen to have any). Smiling

Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Aug 14, 2011 10:26 AM CST
I do the same thing Paul!! Sometimes I cut them off before they are done blooming. Whistling Whistling

And yes Diann -- disinfecting is a must!!! Big Grin
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6

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