Hostas forum: Why can't my hostas...

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Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
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kaylyred
May 13, 2010 4:13 PM CST
...grow as huge and as quickly as my rhubarb? Hilarious!

We call this group of rhubarb (there are 3 ginormous ones and 5 total) Audrey II, after the man eating plant in Little Shop of Horrors. Blinking



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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
May 13, 2010 7:41 PM CST
I hear you!!! I am getting an Empress Wu.... then the Rhubarb will have some competition!! Rolling on the floor laughing
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hostas Dog Lover
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kaylyred
May 13, 2010 9:03 PM CST
I want to pick up 'Gentle Giant' soon. I hope that one can give the rhubarb a run for its money eventually, too. Or maybe I should get 'Empress Wu' just to scare the rhubarb. Or maybe I should learn to breed hostas and breed my own enormous plant. I could name it H. 'Ooga Booga!' Thumbs up
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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
May 14, 2010 10:54 AM CST
Oh I like that Name -- that is hysterical!!!!!! Rolling on the floor laughing
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

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gardenersdetective
May 14, 2010 2:35 PM CST
Have you seen TREX?

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Name: Kit and Gary
Springville, Ia
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kitgary
May 15, 2010 5:16 AM CST
I have T Rex. This will be it's fourh season I think. It will be a few years before it gets as big as the one pictured although it seems to finally be going through a growth spurt maybe medium large now finally.

Gary

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Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

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gardenersdetective
May 15, 2010 7:37 AM CST
I have room for one dinasour in full shade and can't decide over Empress Wu, TRex, or a big fern
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
May 15, 2010 8:15 PM CST
T-Rex - now that is a priceless name..... I still Ooooga Boooga is cute!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Elizabeth
Iowa, zone 5a
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conifers
May 20, 2010 7:23 AM CST
My 'Empress Wu' seems to be growing at a decent rate. It is also an upright so you don't lose all the space underneath it and can plant more stuff Big Grin
Elizabeth
Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

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gardenersdetective
May 21, 2010 8:59 AM CST
Elizabeth, interesting thought...more shade plants, more plant shopping, hmmmmmmm I like it! Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
May 21, 2010 9:06 AM CST

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I fully expect Elizabeth to start building vertical gardens so she has more room for hostas. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Elizabeth
Iowa, zone 5a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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conifers
May 21, 2010 10:01 AM CST
Don't you laugh Diann, I've been looking at green roofs!

Check out the California Academy of Sciences:
http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/22/california-academy-of-sc...

THAT is cool! It would be full sun and probably too shallow for hostas. Engineering runs in my bloodlines, don't count me out! Whistling
Elizabeth
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
May 21, 2010 10:53 AM CST

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That would really freak your neighbor out, wouldn't it? Smiling LOL

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