Hostas forum→Daily Hosta #135 - 'Venus'

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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
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ViolaAnn
Apr 18, 2016 2:30 PM CST
'Venus' is a medium-large hosta, a sport of H. plantaginea 'Aphrodite'. It's green but late in the season it has stupendous white, fragrant flowers of a twice-double form. The petal count is between 24 and 28. Venus resembles night-blooming cactus and fills the late summer and early fall with its fragrant, stunning flowers. I've had it since Spring 2006 and it doesn't always bloom for me. A couple of years ago, it had heaved during the winter and when I lifted it in spring it fell apart; so now I have two divisions. Please feel free to share your pictures of this hosta.

Division 1 Aug. 2
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Division 2 Aug. 13 with buds
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Division 2 Aug. 31 with flowers (The other division did not bloom in 2015)
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To see much better pictures of the bloom, go to https://violaann.smugmug.com/G... and scroll down a bit until you get to 'Venus'.

Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Critters Allowed Container Gardener Bulbs Annuals
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DebbieC
Apr 18, 2016 7:38 PM CST
Wow, those blooms are spectacular! I bet they smell fantastic!
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
Apr 1, 2017 9:11 AM CST
2016 update - Aug. 22

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Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...

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