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Apr 18, 2016 2:30 PM CST
|'Venus' is a medium-large hosta, a sport of H. plantaginea 'Aphrodite'. It's green but late in the season it has stupendous white, fragrant flowers of a twice-double form. The petal count is between 24 and 28. Venus resembles night-blooming cactus and fills the late summer and early fall with its fragrant, stunning flowers. I've had it since Spring 2006 and it doesn't always bloom for me. A couple of years ago, it had heaved during the winter and when I lifted it in spring it fell apart; so now I have two divisions. Please feel free to share your pictures of this hosta.
Division 1 Aug. 2
Division 2 Aug. 13 with buds
Division 2 Aug. 31 with flowers (The other division did not bloom in 2015)
To see much better pictures of the bloom, go to https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard... and scroll down a bit until you get to 'Venus'.
Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Apr 18, 2016 7:38 PM CST
|Wow, those blooms are spectacular! I bet they smell fantastic!|
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