Hostas forum: Daily Hosta #174 - 'Regal Splendor'

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 5, 2016 6:59 PM CST
'Regal Splendor' is a medium-large hosta with beautiful undulating gray-blue leaves with irregular white to creamy yellow margins. Upright habit. Lavender flowers. It's a sport of 'Krossa Regal'. I've had mine since 2006 and it did really well in the first couple of years. In 2008 I moved it to a new garden with the idea that it would become a centrepiece for that garden. But it hasn't happened. It didn't grow much at all for the first few years and still hasn't reach its full potential. I think it's because it's close to my Linden tree and I really should find a new location for it. Please feel free to share your pictures of this hosta.

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Ann

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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
May 5, 2016 7:32 PM CST
Here is my Regal Splendor July of 2015. I think I got it in 2012 or 2013 as a prize in a garden club draw. Wish I would have kept better records! Counted 22 pips today so should be a good show this year. I hoped the leaves were more bluer than they are but I still like it a lot.
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Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
May 8, 2016 7:45 AM CST
Another favourite of mine, I love the shape of the leaves and the upright habit. Debbie, is yours growing in a place where it gets the sun? Blue hostas often turn green in the sun because the wax on the leaves melts. I learned that when I had the identical problem! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
Hostas Cat Lover Annuals Bulbs Container Gardener Critters Allowed
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Houseplants Foliage Fan Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
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DebbieC
May 8, 2016 3:45 PM CST
Mika, It faces east so does get some some morning sun, especially in the spring. Once the ash trees leaf out its in a fair bit of shade. It's a good grower which I really like; I don't have a lot of patience for the finicky ones! I see there is another sport, Regal Supreme which has wider margins on the leaves; it's very attractive.

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