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Q.Brown tips on hosta leaves as they emerge from soil

Zone Colorado Springs, CO | Atuck added on April 27, 2014 | Answered

This spring my hosta leaves have brown tips as they start to emerge from the soil. They are in a shady area with mulch covering the area. Several varieties are in this bed and they are all having this same problem. Why?

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Answered on April 30, 2014

This is typically caused by a lack of water, but could be caused by a fungus as well.

I would recommend that you make sure the area is getting sufficient water, keeping in mind that trees in the area may have been gradually taking up more and more water over the years so what may have been enough water a few years ago may now be too little.

And, as a precaution, treat the plants with a general fungicide.

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