Pic of the Day--Earth Angel

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Pic of the Day--Earth Angel

Postby Hank Zumach » Sep 25, 2007 9:57 am

Hi All--Blue Angel is the largest variety in many hosta collections. So, when a variegated sport of it comes along, hostadom takes notice. We received Earth Angel as a gift for our Friendship Garden and planted it (unknowingly) in a batch of trilliums. So, when you are looking at the photo, try to imagine what it will look like next year when the trilliums are gone. (:-) I am expecting Earth Angel to be a real attention grabber when it nears maturity. The Hosta Library describes the plant as being 60 inches wide, which would be in keeping with the very large size of its sport parent. The registration size of 39x16 is probably another example of information that does not match reality. Our plant was 24x14 in its first year and 31x12 this past summer. With its very good substance, slugs should not be a problem.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... th%20Angel

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Earth+Angel

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/e/earthangel.html

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Postby Carol W » Sep 26, 2007 1:45 am

That's a nice looking hosta, I must add that one to my list!
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Postby wishiwere » Sep 26, 2007 7:07 am

One that's been on my list and I've wanted since the first pic I saw! Now it's one of those nagging my urges again! Great photo! You'll need to post again in the spring after it's leafed out, I be it will be stupendous! Very pretty hosta, I think! :D
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Postby DBoweMD » Sep 26, 2007 7:08 am

The bigger they get, the more amazing they become. Saw a few on the tours, mine is still adolescent but getting there.
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Re: Pic of the Day--Earth Angel

Postby redcrx » Jul 22, 2014 9:11 pm

Here is mine. It has been in this spot since 2010 with a lot of root competition.
Earth Angel 14 08638zbz58-7-21.jpg

It gets some interesting leaves.
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Re: Pic of the Day--Earth Angel

Postby Tigger » Jul 23, 2014 9:08 am

It would seem you have something closer to Dream Maker than to Earth Angel. Has it set seed for you on one of these streaky divisions?
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Re: Pic of the Day--Earth Angel

Postby redcrx » Jul 23, 2014 11:35 am

Hmmm, I just thought that was normal for this plant. I hadn't noticed that one division was streakier than the other. I don't have any flower pictures and this season's got chopped somehow - I always think "rabbit" when I see this.

Here it is over the years with its "buddies".
Only one photo from 2011 with Blue Angel on the left and Fallen Angel on the right:
1 Earth Angel 11 1367zbz21-6-3.jpg

Here it is in 2012. The Blue Angel is at the top. The Fallen Angel didn't survive.
2 Blue Angel & Earth Angel 12 0190-4-22.JPG

Here it is a few days later. In this photo you can see a Confused Angel further to the right. It had been planted with the others but hadn't been in-frame before.
3 Earth Angel & Confused Angel 12 00830zbz17-5-1.jpg

Here it is later in the season. Blue Angel is in flower. Earth Angel is done flowering and no seed pods. Confused Angel is on the right edge.
5 Blue Angel & Earth Angel 12 03443zbz32-7-4.jpg
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Re: Pic of the Day--Earth Angel

Postby redcrx » Jul 23, 2014 11:46 am

A few more photos continuing the time-line.

Here is 2013.
Again Blue Angel on the left with Confused Angel on the right.
7 Blue Angel & Earth Angel & Confused Angel 13 02559zbz19-5-18.jpg

Here in mid-July Blue Angel is flowering and Earth Angel is done flowering.
8 Blue Angel & Earth Angel 13 06951zbz56-7-10.jpg


Here it is in early 2014.
The bottom division is more streaked than the top division.
Thanks Dave for pointing that out. I need to watch the flowers more and protect them.
9 Earth Angel 14 04232zbz60-5-9.jpg
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Re: Pic of the Day--Earth Angel

Postby Tigger » Jul 23, 2014 2:55 pm

I think that Dream Maker is known for NOT setting seed well. I'm not sure about Confused Angel (which has at least produced Flemish Angel).
It always seems strange that a change in variegation can have that much effect on what is otherwise a terribly fertile plant. I don't know that any of the Blue Angel sports are good at setting seed.
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