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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jun 21, 2016 5:15 AM CST
because the leaves are so tall, thin, and dark.
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kniphofia
Jun 21, 2016 10:53 AM CST
This is completely normal for this variety, it's only the new growth which is pale silvery green. I've grown Moonshine for over 20 years and have had several different plants.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jun 22, 2016 5:39 AM CST
Interesting, TYVM! How long did it take for the leaves to get that tall? I haven't seen any leaves more than about a foot tall in the 4 yrs I've had this plant. It makes tons if identical babies. They do fade with age, but don't get taller.
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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Jun 22, 2016 10:03 AM CST
I'm not sure TBH. I think the best way to get more of the pale leaves is to divide the plant and make it produce offsets. I do like the contrast between young and old leaves though.
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 22, 2016 3:17 PM CST
TYVM! I have tons of babies, I've been giving them away in the fall for the past few yrs. I put them in the ground for summer and they go crazy with growing new pups (& the landscaping is so much more interesting, IMVHO.) Agree, they area always an almost-white color, like your pic.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Sep 30, 2016 1:29 PM CST
I put my M in a lot less sun this summer & ended up with a much taller leaf. Will experiment more with lower light next year. Thanks again!
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