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Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
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kaylyred
May 10, 2010 6:55 PM CST
...Lakeside Baby Face?

I lost a tag. I'm pretty sure this is where I planted a small division I got last year at the Wisconsin Dave's Garden Roundup, but before I decide for certain I wanted to post here.

This is an immature plant, so it's small. Leaf size maybe 2.5" long at most (I haven't measured, but that's a fairly accurate guess.) Clump size right now about 6" W x 3.5" H. If it's the plant I'm thinking it is, it was just one little eye last year. What throws me off a bit is the rippled edge. I don't see that in photos I've looked up.





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Name: Jeff (allnitro)
Iowa
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BlackHawkGiboshi
May 10, 2010 7:12 PM CST
I believe I brought it to that UMW Round up. It is a small plant and makes a nice mound in little time. The leaves don't get much larger just more of them.

Hope you are enjoying it.

If I make it this year there should be something in the swap you may like to add to the gardens.
Jeff
Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
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kaylyred
May 10, 2010 9:33 PM CST
Thanks, Jeff! Yep, now that you mention it I remember the tag that came with the plant...it said 'Lakeside Baby Face' with allnitro on the back.

It was a teeny little guy when I planted it last year and I neglected it a bit, forgetting to keep it watered. I'm pleasantly surprised at how nice it looks this year. You grow 'em good! :)
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 13, 2010 9:49 AM CST
Looks like a nice one. If it stays small, maybe I should add it to the list.
Ann

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Name: Karen
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kaylyred
May 13, 2010 11:44 AM CST
It's listed as a dwarf, Ann...but supposedly it gets 4" high so it's right on the borderline. Mine was just a teeny little guy last year, but it definitely looks like it's going to stay small this year. I like it--it's very compact and with nice contrasting coloring right now.
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Name: Jeff (allnitro)
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BlackHawkGiboshi
May 13, 2010 6:34 PM CST
It is listed as a small and I will agree. It is a nice clean looking plant with a good growth rate and you would enjoy it in your garden Ann.

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Name: Karen
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kaylyred
May 13, 2010 6:57 PM CST
Am I reading the Hosta Registry entry wrong?

Plant size: Dwarf

http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=3367&Variety=Lak...

I'm sincerely not trying to be difficult or contrary; I just find varying resources confusing. Confused
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Name: Jeff (allnitro)
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BlackHawkGiboshi
May 13, 2010 7:33 PM CST
No you are not at all, that is what it is registered as but it gets bigger than a dwarf. If you read the age of clump it says 1 which means what 1 year....not sure about that either. I have seen it in a few gardens and it is not a dwarf. It, like many plants was more than likely registered to early.

Most say 'Blue Mouse Ears' is a mini too and it not, it's a small, just takes time and good conditions.

There is a standard that has been put in place now to determine what is and is not a true mini it uses the leaf size in square inches, and when I get some time I will post it but for now I need to get some rest so to be ready for the Iowa Round up this weekend. Thumbs up
Jeff
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Christine27360
May 14, 2010 11:02 AM CST
Oh my 8 year old daughter will be so excited that "her" blue mouse ears will get bigger -- She loves that little hosta. I think I am rubbing off and creating a little hosta-holic!!!!

I have had mine 2 years and it is still a dwarf but it growing. I was wondering if it was a small.....
My Cameo and Pandora's Box are still tiny... same with Popo....not sure about Dixie Chickadee -- that one is also getting bigger.
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Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
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kaylyred
May 14, 2010 11:37 AM CST
I wish my daughter would get into gardening, if even just a little. But she's going to be 13 in a couple weeks, so she's at the age where she rolls her eyes at everything. The most interest I get out of her is:

"Why do they pronounce it HOSS-tuh? It should be HOST-uh."

She also likes making me say, "Hosta tokudama flavocircinalis." Hilarious! (And I'm not ever sure I pronounce that right!)
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 14, 2010 1:47 PM CST
Kayly - give her time! My DD#2, now 35, is turning into a copy of me. That's probably why we never got along when she was at home. She's turned a complete 180.
Ann

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Name: Jeff (allnitro)
Iowa
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BlackHawkGiboshi
May 18, 2010 4:22 PM CST
I owe everyone an apology especially Karen, as I reveiwed the newest AHS minature hosta list and 'Lakeside Baby Face' is on the mini list.

Here is the link to the newly updated list for the registered and unregistered minis. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/minihosta/files/

If you are interested in mini hosta this is a good list to be a member of as the top brass of the AHS is running it. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/minihosta/


So IMHO I still think 'Lakeside Baby Face' is a large mini as it makes a nice shaped and sized clump in no time. I tip my hat to you.
Jeff
Name: Jeff (allnitro)
Iowa
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BlackHawkGiboshi
May 18, 2010 4:24 PM CST
Well looks like you will need to be a member to open the files section, so sign up and enjoy.
Jeff
Name: Karen
Watertown, WI (Zone 5a)
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kaylyred
May 18, 2010 9:27 PM CST
BlackHawkGiboshi said:I owe everyone an apology especially Karen, as I reveiwed the newest AHS minature hosta list and 'Lakeside Baby Face' is on the mini list.


No apology necessary where I'm concerned, Jeff. I've always understood hosta size, particularly where the smalls and minis are concerned, to be a subject of great debate. Rolling my eyes.

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 18, 2010 9:28 PM CST
I looked at the mini list and am SURPRISED to see a couple of mine which I thought were just SMALL on the list.
Ann

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