Is this 'Wide Brim' "normal"? (pic)

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Is this 'Wide Brim' "normal"? (pic)

Postby party_music50 » Jun 02, 2007 10:27 pm

This is my 3rd or 4th year with this 'Wide Brim' -- for some odd reason it was my last hosta up this year, and when the leaves unfurled they looked pretty funky. It's never been corrugated before, and some of the leaves look like they suffered frost damage and were very gnarled... overall weird coloration.

Is this a "normal" appearance for 'Wide Brim'? I was wondering if there could be some virus at play (not HVX though)?

Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... ide%20Brim
MyHostas Database - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Wide+Brim
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/wx/wide-brim.html

Here it is just five days ago:
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And this was taken this evening:
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Is this 'Wide Brim' "normal"? (pic)

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Postby caliloo » Jun 03, 2007 3:19 am

Mine did the same thing this year.... I chalked it up to Hosta puberty :o

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Postby party_music50 » Jun 03, 2007 7:02 am

ok, thanks. I guess I'll stop worrying about it then. It's such a drastic change in appearance, but I guess that's how it is with hostas. :)
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Postby wishiwere » Jun 03, 2007 7:05 am

This one seems to be tempermental to any cold after the buds have breached the soil. Mines has done this for a couple of years too.
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Postby JoshS » Jun 03, 2007 10:31 am

Your baby is growing up! Wide Brim gets quite puckered/corrugated with age.

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Postby Spider » Jun 03, 2007 11:07 am

"Your baby is growing up! Wide Brim gets quite puckered/corrugated with age"

Don't we all? :lol:
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Postby party_music50 » Jun 03, 2007 11:37 am

LOL at Spider!!!

I just checked the photos at Hosta Library and was surprised to see that it does indeed *pucker*! It sure took its time. :???:

I definitely like this hosta better than before, especially now that I know it should be doing this. :-? It has so much more 'character'.
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Postby JoshS » Jun 04, 2007 9:59 am

Spider wrote:Don't we all? :lol:


LOL!
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