I read somewhere online by one of the great hosta gurus that there was no such thing as a 'second bloom as they were writing about how scapes only bloom once and then are done with their work. Hostas that tend to bloom twice (or even three times) send a new scape up from the crown if it has the need to bloom more than once. In these cases it is more appropriate to say they are re-blooming since the original scape does not send more flowers out. Scapes do not create second blooms ...
I think ... that ... I am about to shake the Hosta community when I write that I have a hosta in my garden that is attempting to grow a second bloom cluster - on a previously presumed spent scape. The hosta in question is ... Gorgon.
|Gorgon in Portrait form ... the scapes would look spent to most growers ...|
|However if you look carefully at the top of the scape in the center of the photo you might see that there is something bulbous growing at the top of it.|
The duration of time between the bloom fade and this growth is approximately 24 hours from each other. This photo was taken 4 days after the bloom fade (today is 8/8/15). I'll keep the photos coming over next few weeks to show what happens.
It would seem that after the above point the bloom process stopped (noticed 9/1/15 but watched after that to 9/17/15 to be sure). Gorgon had a good attempt going. I'll watch this next year to see if it occurs again.
And that's where this ends for now.