Pic of the Day--Sultana

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Pic of the Day--Sultana

Postby Hank Zumach » Mar 15, 2007 10:14 am

Hi All--Let's face it, size matters, at least when deciding where to place a plant or when evaluating how well it is growing. When I bought Sultana back in 1999 I thought it's expected mature size would be close to 30x16, based on Zilis's overall excellent book. So, each year when the plant usually ended up much smaller than that, I thought there was a problem with it's location or the plant itself. It turns out that Lemke' Data Base lists the plant at 11x7. That is very close to my plant's usual size of about 10x6. So, now I feel better about Sultana and it's attractive foliage. I have it growing in a spot that gets about 4 hours of direct sun a day. It is interesting to note that Sultana was already blooming when this late May photo was taken. Slugs have only been a minor problem.
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Postby LucyGoose » Mar 15, 2007 10:41 am

:cool:

Don't have this one. Thanks Hank!! :D
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Postby Tigger » Mar 15, 2007 1:50 pm

Zilis really goofed on that one. As a sport of 'Little Aurora,' I would expect it would still be … little. One of my favorite little hostas, even though I've replaced it more than once.
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Postby jgh » Mar 15, 2007 4:39 pm

I like all of the Little Aurora family - except Little Aurora itself, which hasn't grown worth a darn for me. But I like Sultana and Little Sunspot and, of course, Tattoo

As far as size... it took its time - I don't even have a record of when I bought it, but sometime before 1999 - but my Sultana is about 24" in diameter. Small, but not tiny.
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Postby LucyGoose » Mar 15, 2007 6:32 pm

OMG Jim!! I love that mature picture! And just look at your Tatoo....man.....Makes me want Sultana!

Thanks for sharing!! :D
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Postby jgh » Mar 15, 2007 10:03 pm

Can't believe what a bad rap Tattoo gets... it is truly one of a kind!
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Postby LucyGoose » Mar 16, 2007 7:26 am

Well, mine died... :(
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Postby renaldo75 » Mar 16, 2007 9:14 am

I think Tattoo gets a bad rap because there are a lot of weak/poor performing TC's of it on the market. Some of us get lucky. Mine has a nice pattern & has grown fairly well although my 'fairly well' is 3-4 eyes in 2005 after being planted in 2003. So it's not a speedy one. The Sultana I have has done pretty well after turning into a tiny TC in 2003 or 2004 :-? - it didn't even appear until late June. But I've never had any luck with Little Aurora. I had 2 - both from 2004. Last year there was a tiny tiny tiny single division from each remaining. I replanted them together. If they don't come back this spring - it won't be coming back - not to my garden anyway. :wink: LOL
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Postby Hank Zumach » Mar 16, 2007 12:00 pm

Here is our Tattoo.
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Postby Hapygdnr » Mar 16, 2007 4:01 pm

I really like both Tatoo and Sultana. Have had Tatoo probably 4 times now and Sultana just once. Tatoo won't get any more chances but I think I may try Sultana again and let it have the first couple years in a pot - so it gets off to a good start. That's what I tried with tatoo but it just didn't work... guess I had those tc's Reldon was talking about....
Anyone have pointers for my next try with Sultana?
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Postby Tkzone7 » Mar 19, 2007 1:35 pm

I don't know how I missed this POTD. That is a beauty!

Now I need to get it to go next to my Little Sunspot, great combo, jgh.
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