Hostas forum: Daily Hosta #36 - 'Sun Power'

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Mar 16, 2016 9:30 AM CST
My 'Sun Power' was moved last year from a dark corner where it was languishing to a full-sun location (we had to remove a tree) where another hosta had totally fried early in the season.

At first it like the additional sun and was looking good, but by the end of the season, it was looking pretty sad. I've seen well-respected gardeners who write columns for the media promote this one as one that can take full sun but they really should know better. It cannot and I've proven it.

May 16 in its original location
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July 3 it was looking great
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By Aug. 2, it was beginning to get crispy around the edges
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Aug 31 - very crispy indeed
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Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Mar 16, 2016 1:04 PM CST
I planted SunPower in my new sunny bed late in Aug last year so will have to see how it performs for me. There is some shading later in the day from the trees so hopefully it will do ok. Thanks for the info Ann.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Mar 16, 2016 1:51 PM CST
If you've got shade it might be OK. Eventually I will have shade there but I may have to get creative in the short term. In the July 3 picture above, you can see a sapling of a Mountain Ash tree that volunteered there. I think we will let it grow.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...

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