Hostas forum: Hosta 'Key Lime Pie'?

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Name: Treehugger
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treehugger
Jul 3, 2014 6:30 AM CST
I have been growing this Hosta 'Key Lime Pie' for five years in this spot. This year the foliage has really changed and I was wondering if anyone else has noticed a different leaf at maturity. The first picture is how it use to look.
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This is how it looks this year. It is almost 5' across and the foliage is so different! Shrug!



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I love it but it is so different now. Any thoughts?

Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 3, 2014 7:25 AM CST
Many Hostas change as they mature. It is a lovely plant.
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Name: Karen Skedgell-Ghiban
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Tepelus
Jul 3, 2014 8:46 AM CST
I've only had mine for a few years but it still looks the same pretty much as when I bought it, only bigger. I don't have any old pictures of it, but here's one taken a few days ago.
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Name: Karen Skedgell-Ghiban
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Tepelus
Jul 3, 2014 8:47 AM CST
Comparing yours to mine, I wonder if you even have Key Lime Pie. It looks different.
Name: Treehugger
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treehugger
Jul 4, 2014 12:30 PM CST
Yes it looked different like the first picture I posted but this year it has changed into something different.? I have many Hosta and this has never happened before. Dose it have that disease Hosta get?
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 4, 2014 2:16 PM CST
Doesn't looked diseased to me.......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Karen Skedgell-Ghiban
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Tepelus
Jul 4, 2014 4:00 PM CST
Doesn't look diseased to me either. Like what Paul said, it may be because of maturity. But some hostas, take 'Jewel of the Nile', for instance, are more unstable than others and their colors can change drastically from one year to the next, usually an eye or two at a time. But whatever the reason for your color change, it doesn't look diseased. The second picture kind of looks like the hosta may be getting a little more sun than it may like, the color on some of the leaves look a bit faded, but I don't know what kind of light it's in if that may be the case. I have 'Elegans' that gets a bit more sun than it ought to get, but the hosta does well there, it just looks a little ratty and faded by mid-summer.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 4, 2014 6:38 PM CST
I have several clumps of Great Expectations in different areas of my garden where conditions differ a little. Some look noticeably different from others.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Treehugger
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treehugger
Jul 4, 2014 9:43 PM CST
Yes, I checked my calendar and it has been getting more sun this year. (Earlier and hotter than last year) It may be that it has too much sun. I'll have to watch it and see how it changes next year. There is a bush that should soon be tall enough to give it more shade. Thanks for all your thoughts.
Name: Shawna
Michigan (Zone 6a)
Eleven
Jul 4, 2014 11:07 PM CST
My first thought was also that you have a different hosta than Key Lime Pie. It's definitely missing the piecrust edge.

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I do love how yours has changed this year! The color shading is very pretty.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 4, 2014 11:20 PM CST
I hadn't paid any attention to the edge.....that does make me wonder.....
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Name: Karen Skedgell-Ghiban
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Tepelus
Jul 16, 2014 8:45 PM CST
My Key Lime Pie started blooming. Here are a couple of flower shots. The flowers are really pretty.
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Name: Karen Skedgell-Ghiban
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Tepelus
Jul 16, 2014 8:46 PM CST
Whoa. Didn't realize they would be so big when you click on them.
Name: Treehugger
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treehugger
Jul 17, 2014 2:26 AM CST
The flowers are beautiful. Mine are just getting ready to bud.
Name: Diann
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Jul 17, 2014 1:26 PM CST

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Is the foliage different through the entire plant or just a section or two? If it's just a section or two you may have a sport.

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