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Re: Re: The Good and the Bad

Hi Joanne (and others):

You mentioned that, after having Great Expectations for three years, you'd
like a second division. I've had GE for five years and only gained a first
division last week. I was told it was a slow-grower, but this is really
slow. The plant is supposed to "live up to its name," but I've grown very
impatient in my great expectation of this beautiful hosta. I made the
division just to have a second plant. Now I supposed I'll have to wait
several years before it reaches any size worth its name. After five years,
the original plant remains small.

John G. Adney
Marion, Iowa (on the line of zones 4-5)

-----Original Message-----
From: Joanne Pyszczek <jopyz@earthlink.net>
To: AHS-sponsored members' discussion of genus Hosta & Society mission.
Cc: hosta list <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Saturday, June 05, 1999 4:46 AM
Subject: Re: Re: The Good and the Bad

>Good hostas in my garden:
> Pineapple Poll, very vigorous grower and I find it to be a very graceful
>hosta as well
>Neat and Tidy , seems to have hit it's stride this year and is becoming a
>beautiful monster
>Tortifrons, even though it's in quite a bit of shade the leaves are still
>fairly well twisted
>Bad, well not really bad but I don't care for them as much as I thought
>I would:
>Wheaton Blue, grows great and forms a nice clump but the color isn't
>all that blue
>Betsy King does have nice flowers but the slugs seem to find it as
>soon as the first leaf emerges and while I like green hostas this one
>looks very ordinary
>In between:
> Snow Cap and Great Expectations both beautiful but after three years I
>would really like to see a second division.
>Carnival I haven't noticed the drawstring effect others mentioned so
>I'm watching for that
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