Question - Is it normal for Hosta leaves to run yellow?
I have four varieties of Hosta's that I bought two months ago. All have taken very well and even flowered. This week one has turned Yellow. Is this normal? I'm not a gardener and am not sure what is normal and what's not! Please help.
Nicola UK 16th October 2000
Answers Yes it is quite normal. However it must be quite worrying, if you have recently bought some plants and they appear to be growing really well in the ground, to find the leaves starting to turn yellow.
Hostas die down naturally in the Autumn and rest. The plant starts to rest when the leaves turn yellow and fall away from the plant, leaving only a crown throughout the winter. In the spring the plant will restart into growth with new leaves.
Hostas are perennial, which means they die down and grow again each year.