Hostas forum: Daily Hosta #158 - 'Moonstruck'

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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Apr 28, 2016 3:02 PM CST
'Moonstruck' grew beautifully for me for a couple of years. Then a friend asked for a division and after I divided it, it pouted for the rest of the season. After a number of years of poor growth, I divided it once more to grow in two different locations. It didn't really matter. I've decided this one was a prissy little prima dona that was not worth the effort and the remaining bits I have will all go to plant sales this spring. It is a small hosta, a sport of H. 'Dress Blues'. The description says, "Upright blue hosta has a wide, creamy-white pattern in the centre of each long, narrow blue leaf." I've never thought of it as anything other than white with a bluish margin. I'd love to see some pictures of one that likes to grow. I've tried since 2007.

June 7
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July 25
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Aug. 31
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Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at:
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(Zone 6b)
Sep 4, 2016 7:56 PM CST
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I'm trying to grow it. Some are pushing up new leaves but it sounds like I'll never be dividing them.

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