Hosta of the Day - Galaxy

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Hosta of the Day - Galaxy

Postby redcrx » May 16, 2015 11:03 am

I have had 'Galaxy' since 2009. For me it is a slow grower. One of them exploded this season.

Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=2277&Variety=Galaxy
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Galaxy
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/g/galaxy.html
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Here it is in the garden setting. It's inside my "downpour" control area - that's what the cinder blocks are for so sometimes it can be in 6 inches of water for a short time. The azalea between them is straggly because it is still recovering from the nasty winter of 2014.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Galaxy

Postby plantnutz1 » May 16, 2015 3:07 pm

I love Galaxy. I got it in an auction years ago but it bit the dust after a few years. :(
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Galaxy

Postby redcrx » May 16, 2015 4:01 pm

Here is the same Galaxy in the 2012 season.
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And in flower.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Galaxy

Postby redcrx » May 16, 2015 4:21 pm

Here is another one that went into a trough in late 2011. It wasn't doing too well - may have come of a garden overrun with roots.
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By the end of 2012 it has recovered.
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It flowered in the 2013 season.
The troughs are a little busy in this photo. We could play "Guess the plant".
Roughly there's Miss Ruby, CVG Can Can, Ripple Effect, Rosedale Misty Pathways, Striker, Raspberry Sorbet and others.
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And early in the 2014 season.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Galaxy

Postby redcrx » Jul 01, 2015 1:29 pm

Galaxy coming into flower:
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Galaxy

Postby hostaanita » Jul 01, 2015 6:30 pm

Another one for my list . :lol:
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    Re: Hosta of the Day - Galaxy

    Postby Don_in_Colorado » Jul 02, 2015 12:26 am

    Beautiful, thanks for the great pics.
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    Re: Hosta of the Day - Galaxy

    Postby Seedseller1 » Jul 03, 2015 10:37 am

    One of my favorites. I have two mature plants in beds and a division in a pot, all of which are just going to start flowering--in fact I just made my first cross on one of them this morning. I have been fortunate in that I have never had to "clean up" my Galaxy. It comes back year after year with good streaking unlike several of my other streakers. Can be a difficult one to set seeds on but probably one of the better streakers to pass on the (what I refer to as) "Galaxy Gold" coloration, that deep, rich gold color. It also passes that rounded leaf shape found in a mature specimen. I noticed that your more recent pics show the rounded leaves as opposed to the pics from '11, '12, & '13 which show them more pointed. Below are two seedlings which are both crosses with "Golden Sculpture". The second pic is one that settled out to an all yellow version (poor job of capturing the color in the pic) which maintained Galaxy's form and I'm hoping with age develops GS's corrugation. The first one is too young to judge what it will look like in the end but I'm very pleased with its streaking.
    Thanks for sharing yours and add me to the list that thinks every collection is incomplete without a Galaxy,
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    Re: Hosta of the Day - Galaxy

    Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 01, 2017 5:02 pm

    A new one for me late in 2016.

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    Re: Hosta of the Day - Galaxy

    Postby redcrx » Jun 25, 2017 9:26 pm

    Galaxy today in my "New Garden" ( viewtopic.php?f=1&t=60475 ) - it must love the spot.
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    Re: Hosta of the Day - Galaxy

    Postby ViolaAnn » Jun 26, 2017 3:55 pm

    I acquired this one new late in 2016. It's looking good so far in 2017. This was taken June 16.
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    Re: Hosta of the Day - Galaxy

    Postby redcrx » Aug 22, 2017 9:24 am

    One of my Galaxy has lost streaks and is now the darkest plant in my garden.
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    With black seed pods.
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    Maybe I should just rename it "Center of the Galaxy".
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