Hostas forum: White edges

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
May 30, 2017 8:03 PM CST
Just noticed the white edges on this Hosta, don't believe its one that turns white later in the season, the edges do not feel dry. Any thoughts? Thanks
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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
May 30, 2017 9:11 PM CST
It looks to me like it attempting to sort itself out. Many streaked varieties stabilize to margined forms with time/maturity. Sometimes they may "sport".
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
May 30, 2017 9:40 PM CST
Thanks Gary,
I did not find much info, that hosta has been in place for 15+ years
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 31, 2017 1:42 PM CST
I agree. Some sort of genetic change taking place. Watch it, but don't separate it. If it's still like that next year, especially if there's more like that, you could consider diving it out and either growing it as a new variety or destroying it.

But next year it MIGHT just be back to normal.
Ann

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