Pic of the Day--Glory

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Pic of the Day--Glory

Postby Hank Zumach » Apr 11, 2007 10:10 am

Hi All--In yesterday's POTD I said "Fried Bananas has been providing a nice, bright spot in a shady spot since 2001. ....The variety does have a problem passing the 10 foot rule, however." The same can be said of Glory. The two plants could serve the same landscaping functions except that Glory is several inches shorter than Fried Bananas. Glory was 27x12 in 2001, 36x12 in 2002, 47x17 in 2003, 58x20 in 2005 and 57x24 in 2006. Zilis gives it's mature size at 42x16 and Lemke lists 24x12. What's the poor hobbyist to do when deciding where to place a plant? Glory does seem to have better slug resistance than Fried Bananas.

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MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Glory
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/g/glory.html

The photos are from 2002, 2004 and 2006.
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Postby renaldo75 » Apr 11, 2007 10:47 am

You've sure got a nice one, Hank!! :) Mine has been incredibly slow. Still just 2 divisions last year after being in the same spot since 2003. But it finally looked good. Last year it was 13" H x 27" W, leaves were 5.5" W x 7.25" L [Zilis lists mature leaves @ 8" x 9"]. I moved it to a slightly sunnier location last year & it was up to 7 eyes this spring. I covered it with soil before the cold so it wasn't too far out of the ground.

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Postby jgh » Apr 11, 2007 3:17 pm

Glory is a seedling from August Moon, registered by R. Savory (of Edina, Minnesota) in 1985 as 42 x 16. I don't know any more heritage. In tc, Hans Hansen / Shady Oaks found a green margined sport and named it Old Glory.

Hank - re: placing - in general, for locating hostas in your garden... take whatever the largest diameter you find listed for a plant... then add 33% for your garden! :wink:

These are just "OK" plants for me. OK looks, OK growth rate, OK looks... I guess I'd pick Squash Casserole over Glory or any similar alternatives - faster growth, better piecrusting...

My pics of Glory show what happens to it late in the season when it gets late afternoon sun... (The others I have growing in deep shade stay chartreuse/yellow all season.) The pics are of a Glory planted in 2002. The 2003 pic was taken Sept. 1. The 2004 pic was taken mid-August. The 2005 pic is from the end of June - and shows Old Glory.

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Postby thy » Apr 11, 2007 5:47 pm

This it going to be a hard one... I really do not like to disagree with both of you at one time :o :lol:

But late spring 2 years ago I went to my friends hosta nursery part of the garden :roll: and the first one I saw was a great bright yellow with wavy edges.. I ran to look at that new baby and to my surprise it was Glory :o I have looked at that one on pics, but it never did anything to me... but in real life, it got a new home :D
Here in all afternoon sun it is very bright but not screaming yellow all summer and I love it :wink:

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Postby LucyGoose » Apr 11, 2007 6:25 pm

jgh wrote:
Hank - re: placing - in general, for locating hostas in your garden... take whatever the largest diameter you find listed for a plant... then add 33% for your garden! :wink:


I wish I could do that Jim! :lol:

Another one I don't have any experience with.....Love reading, though! :D
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Apr 12, 2007 5:31 am

I was told that Glory could take some sun, so when I planted mine a couple years ago I put it in a somewhat sunnier bed. I don't have a pic from last year. (Sheesh...what was I doing last year that I didn't take pics of all my hostas???? :roll: ) Here is a pic from 2005. I think it does look very pretty. :)

Oh! And btw...Happy Birthday , Hank!! :wink:

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Postby Hank Zumach » Apr 12, 2007 10:33 am

Thanks, Joan. :D
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