Ask a Question forum: If some hostas didn't bloom this year, is that a problem?

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3mark
Aug 5, 2016 12:45 AM CST
Some did and some didn't, this happened to both the established ones and new ones bought over the Internet.

Is that a problem and will it affect their future growth?
Name: Sally
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sallyg
Aug 5, 2016 6:08 AM CST
Lack of bloom is probably tied to lack of vigor, which could just be the small size of certain plants, or they needed a bit more water/fertilizer. It doesn't mean they are sick, just either immature or a little unhappy.
Some types may bloom less or more than others by their nature as well.
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Europe (Zone 7a)
Region: Europe
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3mark
Aug 5, 2016 10:58 AM CST
Thank you for your answer. While lack of water shouldn't be a problem, especially this year, and they were being fed regularly, most of those that didn't bloom are indeed small plants.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Aug 5, 2016 3:40 PM CST
Sounds like good care and you can expect them to grow nicely next year.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)

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