Pic of the Day--Climax

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Pic of the Day--Climax

Postby Hank Zumach » Oct 30, 2007 10:49 am

Hi All--It seems only fitting that we have the variety Climax growing in our Friendship Garden. In doing some research on the plant I was initially somewhat surprised to read that it is a sport of High Noon. For reasons that I don't recall, I had assumed that its background would have included a cross between Bridegroom, Marilyn and Satisfaction. In its two years in our garden it has quickly built up from 10x6 to 22x11. Even so, I expect Climax to continue to rapidly grow into a spectacular, attention grabbing specimen of about 50x24 when maturity is finally reached. And to think that some people don't understand why we so much enjoy growing hostas. :wink:

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... ety=Climax

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Climax

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/c/climax.html

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Postby eastwood2007 » Oct 30, 2007 2:00 pm

:D :lol: :D
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Re: Pic of the Day--Climax

Postby redcrx » Oct 05, 2012 6:50 pm

Some of my shots of Climax this season.

Climax is medium sized plant with a rippled edge. It is a sport of High Noon.

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Re: Pic of the Day--Climax

Postby gesila9 » Oct 05, 2012 11:31 pm

Third year in our gardens. This one is a slow, but steady grower. On the edge of the garden, so the wind and rabbits seem to damage it every year.

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Re: Pic of the Day--Climax

Postby Schattenfreude » Oct 06, 2012 5:46 pm

Those are some beautiful pic of Climax! Mine from Chris isn't nearly that large after 2 years, but I'm hoping that next spring it will leap. I've currently got it in a semi-raised bed under an old maple tree. I think I'll move it next spring.... along with a few others there.

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Re: Pic of the Day--Climax

Postby Chris_W » Oct 06, 2012 7:15 pm

Darn maple trees! Climax is a pretty steady grower here for us, too. It doesn't multiply that fast but the clumps continue to get larger each year.
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Re: Pic of the Day--Climax

Postby redcrx » Oct 06, 2012 10:53 pm

I went back and gathered my shots of Climax from last season. I got this plant from Chris in 2008. It has always been a "stand-out" in my garden.

The color is a little "off" on most of these shots - camera issue. The edge should be brighter - the third shot shows the best.

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Re: Pic of the Day--Climax

Postby redcrx » Oct 06, 2012 11:00 pm

The last few from last season.

Here it is in the group setting between the pine trees.
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Here it is at the end of the season. It holds up well.
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