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Re: a great hosta


ECPep@aol.com wrote:
> 
> << When one considers a Hosta for his personal "list"  what does that
>   individual look for ?  I would be intrested to have some thoughts, on
>   what really makes a "great" hosta.
>   Thanks
>   Ran  >> >>
> 
> Well Ran, a great hosta should have dark green glossy leaves.  The rosette of
> leaves should be rather flattened and the leaves should be loosely
> overlapping.  About eighteen inches across is a good size (as in many
> commodities a 24" and 36" should also be available).  In the center of this
> great hosta should be 18/20 inch flower stalks with the individual flowers
> around the stalk (not one sided).  The flowers should come in white, purple or
> stripes.  There should be about eight or ten flower stalks all at once in the
> center rather like a bouquet.  The flowers should be long lasting and with the
> leaves have heavy substance.  This would be an ideal border plant having the
> ability to withstand quite a bit of sun without a water supply nearby.  If at
> all possible two or three bloom periods per summer would allow it to rival
> Stella and you would be become famous overnight.  Or,at least I would buy a
> dozen or so.
> 
> Claire Peplowski
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Actually my So sweet, came close to your discription this summer.  They 
are now on their third set of blooms, and are fragrant besides.
Thanks
Ran
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