Hostas forum: Daily Hosta #82 - 'Island Breeze'

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Mar 31, 2016 11:04 AM CST
Medium-sized sport of 'Paradise Island'. Better leaf substance, a more vigorous growth rate, and more striking colours all improve upon its parent. Red petioles. This was an impulse buy in 2015 and I bought it from Loblaws garden centre rather than my local hosta nursery because the plants were twice as large and half the price. I did keep it in a pot for the season. It held up well all season. Please feel free to post your pictures of this hosta.

June 7
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July 3
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July 25
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Aug. 31
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Sept. 21
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Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Mar 31, 2016 1:59 PM CST
This one was new to me last year. I like it, but will have to ee how vigorous it is. The parent plant Paradise Island has done very well for me.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Mar 31, 2016 3:05 PM CST
Glad your 'Paradise Island' is doing well. Mine has been struggling after its first year. Last summer I potted it and it did better. Can't think why as it's been grown only a couple of feet away from 'Fire Island' which does very well.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...

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