Pic of the Day--Feather Boa

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Pic of the Day--Feather Boa

Postby Hank Zumach » May 12, 2007 10:26 am

Hi All--Feather Boa is a variety that I got in 2002. This plant starts the season as a bright yellow and becomes chartreuse by mid summer. Other than that, I find it hard to think of much to say about this unremarkable variety. I have it growing in a spot that gets dappled light until early afternoon. It's size has gone from 12x6 in 2002 to 14x5, 14x4, 15x6 and 15x6. Hmmmm...that is a remarkable consistency of size. (:-) My plant is in line with Lemke's listing of 12x6x but seems unlikely to ever reach Zilis' 27x11. Slugs have not bothered it.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... ther%20Boa
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Feather+Boa
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/f/featherboa.html

The photos are from late August 2002 and late June of 2006.
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Feather Boa look alike

Postby ckp » May 12, 2007 1:41 pm

I have Feather Boa and Lemon Lime and have a hard time telling them apart. Charlene
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Postby renaldo75 » May 12, 2007 3:09 pm

Charlene - I have both too, but I've never found Feather Boa to be as vigorous of a grower as Lemon Lime. I have one Feather Boa that receives more sun than the other one [well it did before Elvis Lives got big] and the one in the sun stayed a brighter yellow than the other one.
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Postby Pieter » May 13, 2007 8:09 am

I have the same experience as Ren with respect to sun exposure. I have a couple of small divisions that see about 6 hours of sun right now and both are going nice and yellow, and considerably wavier than the one that's in open shade and gets virtually no direct sun.

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Postby Hank Zumach » May 13, 2007 10:31 am

It sounds like its time for me to find a sunny location for our plant. Its really helpful to get this kind of practical information about varieties. Like I've said before, too often the catalogs' information is incorrect or misleading.
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Re: Pic of the Day--Feather Boa

Postby redcrx » Oct 08, 2012 7:57 am

I picked up this Feather Boa very early in the season. It went into a trough and put up some really late flowers.

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