Mutating Hostas? - Knowledgebase Question

Marietta, GA
Question by FROBERTSON
February 13, 2000
I have had 12 variegated hostas growing alongside my sidewalk for about four years. They are all originally from the same mother plant, and have a spread of about 20 inches each. In the Spring of 1999, they sprouted very late, rather than jumping out of the ground early as in past years, and then appeared only as solid green miniature plants with a spread of only about 5 inches by the end of the 1999 growing season.

None of the 12 hostas had any variegation, and examination of the roots of two of them showed no grubs, etc., but just small root structure. It reminds me of the "invasion of the body snatchers"--where did my nice hostas go and what are these pathetic impostors? Thanks for any insight on this little mystery.



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Answer from NGA
February 13, 2000

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back and see if you first noticed this on April 1-- All Fool's Day?then I'd go looking for clues among those near and dear to you!

Hopefully this will solve the mystery. If not, check for more clues, so we can find out what's going on with your hostas! back and see if you first noticed this on April 1-- All Fool's Day?then I'd go looking for clues among those near and dear to you!

Hopefully this will solve the mystery. If not, check for more clues, so we can find out what's going on with your hostas!

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