Daily Hosta #1 - 'Hidden Cove' - Add your pics

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Daily Hosta #1 - 'Hidden Cove' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 21, 2011 7:55 am

Name: H. 'Hidden Cove'

Description: This little gem, with its upright arrow-shaped leaves, emerges shiny green in the spring and as the season progresses the centre slowly turns yellow with green streaks
Size: Tiny (10"w x 4"h)
Origin: (Malloy) Parentage Unknown
Flowers: unknown
Added to garden: Spring 2008

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... den%20Cove
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Hidden+Cove
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/h/hidden.html

Did well the first few years in my garden. In 2011, it became slug bait. This picture was taken July 18. By the end of the summer it was in ribbons.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Hidden Cove' - Add your pics

Postby Tigger » Oct 21, 2011 9:56 am

This is one of our favorite minis. So subtle, yet beautiful, coloration. In a trough, we can keep the slugs away easier. You've got a nice clump!
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Hidden Cove' - Add your pics

Postby Linda P » Oct 21, 2011 9:58 am

Hidden Cove has been one of my favorites too; grows amazingly well for a small plant.
No slug issues with mine either. It's in the mini bed which is mulched with pea gravel.
This year it did suffer some late summer burning, because the half of the redbud tree that
shaded it died over last weinter. The poor thing was getting 4-5 hours of mid-day sun,
but held up really well until September.

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And frosts are slain and flowers begotten.....
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Hidden Cove' - Add your pics

Postby caliloo » Oct 21, 2011 10:39 am

I love this one and for whatever reason, it does NOT love me. Mine has struggled the last few years and this year I don't even think it came back...... its a shame, because I really like it!

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Hidden Cove' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 21, 2011 11:09 am

I have to say that mine did really well for the first couple of years. This past year was an exceptionally bad slug year.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Hidden Cove' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 08, 2012 4:24 pm

This one was not as badly bothered by slugs as last year, but then it was also dryer. And I used a copper mesh collar around it.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Hidden Cove' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 28, 2014 7:24 pm

I think this one may be getting smaller. But it survived the season without a lot of slug damage until the end of August. This picture mid-July 2014.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Hidden Cove' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 20, 2015 10:05 pm

2015 - June 21. This one started out well but we were away for 2 1/2 weeks in July and the slugs got the better of it.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Hidden Cove' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 03, 2017 11:42 am

2016 update. Am thinking mine is getting smaller.

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