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HelenVT
Charlotte, VT

April 29, 2012
10:59 AM

Post #9102578

It got down below 30 degrees last night. Apparently it tied the record low. About half of my hostas look dead today. Will the roots send up new leaves or are they dead forever?
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2012
12:07 PM

Post #9102674

They will send up new leaves.
Noreaster
Maine
United States
(Zone 5b)

April 29, 2012
2:46 PM

Post #9102831

Oh man, I'm sorry. I have been out covering all mine for the third straight night and am hoping night is the last night for it...it is such a huge pain.
HelenVT
Charlotte, VT

April 29, 2012
3:02 PM

Post #9102841

I never knew that they were sensitive to frost. I am greatly relieved to know that they'll come back!

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 30, 2012
3:43 PM

Post #9104407

Some are much more affected than others.
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

May 1, 2012
7:32 AM

Post #9105351

Helen - Sorry to hear that your hostas got hit by frost. I was at a few local nurseries yesterday. The hostas at one nursery were hit by frost and looked terrible. A second nursery, which sells their plants out of a protective structure had gorgeous hostas. I was tempted to buy a second 'June' until I remembered that I had seen a HVX infected hosta there about two years ago.

ViolaAnn - I hope your hostas did not get hit. I've been spared so far.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2012
9:30 AM

Post #9105551

Irene - some of mine have been hit, but I'm not worried.

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