Hostas forum: Daily Hosta #109 - 'Great Expectations'

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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Apr 9, 2016 12:42 PM CST
'Great Expectations' is one of my oldest hostas - I've had it since sometime in the '90s. It's a sport of H. sieboldiana 'Elegans' and I've had the occasional eye revert. It has beautiful large round puckered leaves with wide, irregular streaking margins of blue and light green, but is not a fast grower. It apparently likes sun and mine now gets more sun as some ash trees west of it were removed in recent years. Please feel free to share your pictures of this hosta.

June 21
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July 3
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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:
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Apr 9, 2016 4:10 PM CST
Here's mine, new 2015, before I found a spot that sounds like it will be too shady. Likely I will be doing some rearranging this year! Hope mine grows up to be like yours Ann, beautiful.
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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
Apr 9, 2016 10:44 PM CST
A favorite. My plant has fewer crowns but it's leaves are quite large.
(Zone 6b)
Aug 24, 2016 2:44 AM CST
How do I best grow this particular Hosta?

How many hours of sun should it get?
(Zone 6b)
Aug 24, 2016 2:44 AM CST

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(Zone 6b)
Sep 5, 2016 9:09 AM CST
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