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Compare Satisfaction & Silk Kimono, please .....

Postby Pandora » Apr 16, 2008 11:18 am

I am considering both of these. Do you have any comments, recommendations? Are these too similar to buy both?

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Postby DBoweMD » Apr 16, 2008 2:38 pm

Silk Kimono is green with medium width white edge, nice wavy elongated leaf.
Satisfacton is green with a wide yellow margin, less elongated, less wavy leaf. They don't look much alike.
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Postby Chris_W » Apr 16, 2008 2:56 pm

Satisfaction is the same sport of Piedmont Gold as Tyler's Treasure and Piedmont Special. It is a great plant, but they are all alike so if you already have one of the others this would be a repeat.

Silk Kimono, like Dave mentioned is green with a wavy white edge, but what makes this one distinctive is that it can get to be very large.

I really like the Piedmont Gold sports, so if you didn't have one of those then Satisfaction would be my first choice.
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Postby thehostagourmet » Apr 16, 2008 2:59 pm

Silk Kimono is 'Dorothy Benedict' x montana. I, too, would choose 'Satisfaction'.
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Postby JoshS » Apr 16, 2008 4:37 pm

Here's another vote for and picture of Satisfaction. Sorry, I don't have a pic of Silk Kimono.

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Postby Marlys » Apr 16, 2008 5:48 pm

Silk Komono - wonderful - beautiful plant! Gets very large. I grew it in a big blue pot and it was awesome. Of course, there are the growing pains to get through - then one year, all of a sudden - Silk Komono is an awesome plant. It is in the graden now & a near show-stopper!

Satisfaction was in every garden on the 2006 Midwest Hosta Convention tours. Also a large beauty in the garden but of the 2, if I had to choose, it would be Silk Komono for me. But, why not have both :D

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Postby Pandora » Apr 16, 2008 6:35 pm

Thank you all so very much for your detailed comparison. Somehow, I got the impression that they were much more alike.

Chris, I don't have any of that group.

It sounds like Satisfaction is a sure thing, and Silk Kimono may not be far behind. I have a lot of room for some Large and XLarge hostas.

You have all been a big help.
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Postby jgh » Apr 16, 2008 9:43 pm

I saw the first Silk Kimono auctioned - at the 2000 AHS convention in 2000 in Minnesota - as I remember it, it sold for $1000 or more. It is a very attractive plant.

I also like Satisfaction. Both are fine plants. You want both... :wink:

Someday I'll get my pictures off the old computer and I'll be able to post some again...
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Postby renaldo75 » Apr 16, 2008 10:58 pm

I've got Silk Kimono & it's a very fast-growing plant, and to me it has an elegant appearance. It has an amazing glow in early evening light. Must be where I have it situated, but no other hosta I have has that same soft appearance in the evenings.

I've seen one Satisfaction that was on the ROHS tour in 2006 that was a show stopper. :o 8-) I had no idea it could get so big until I saw that one.

And the others are right - they don't look alike at all. So if you've got the room, you definitely need both. :P :wink:
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Apr 17, 2008 5:28 am

I have both, but only have a pic of the Silk Kimono planted. It's a very pretty hosta. Very elegant looking. It has also grown well for me. :D If you have tons of room , then go for it! :wink:

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Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/s/silkkimono.html

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Re: Compare Satisfaction & Silk Kimono, please .....

Postby redcrx » Sep 26, 2016 10:00 am

Silk Kimono today - the sun was at a bad angle to get a full plnat photo.
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