Pic of the Day--Color Glory

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Pic of the Day--Color Glory

Postby Hank Zumach » May 18, 2007 9:53 am

Hi All--We are getting almost to the end of our Loser's Lane. Color Glory is the plant that inspired me to add Loser's Lane to our garden. Since I don't seem to have the ability to throw away a living hosta and I couldn't stand to look at Color Glory anymore, I decided to put it and several other losers off in spot where few visitors bother to go. I bought it in 1994 and the first couple of years I had Color Glory it was one of my favorites. By the 3rd year it began to have some burned out leaves and each year the problem got worse. It reached the point where about half the leaves became so ugly they had to be removed. The first photo was taken in early July and shows the early stages of the burn out. The photo also shows an all green sport. The second pic was taken in late September and shows how much of the leaf material falls apart. The plant's size has bobbed around quite a bit, varying from 31x12 to 39x14 in the last five years. Zilis lists it at 40x36.

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Postby renaldo75 » May 18, 2007 10:32 am

EEEEK!! :eek:

Mine has never looked even close to that bad. Like I said a few minutes ago in another post, mine was moved to deep shade - the deepest I've got - in summer 2003 after many leaves got singed by a hot sunny day that spring before the trees were leafed out. It's done fine ever since & I've never noticed any burn marks.

Not that I'm recommending it after seeing Hank's & hearing the problems others [just about everyone but me] have had. I think I'd give in to temptation & sacrifice that one to the hosta gods at the spring hosta fertility rites, Hank... :o
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Postby baja220 » May 18, 2007 10:42 am

Ah man!! I just bought a Color Glory. :o Renald, got a pic of yours?? I'm gonna plant mine today and it'll go in deep shade.

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Postby renaldo75 » May 18, 2007 11:52 am

Here's my Color Glory taken a few minutes ago. It looked better & was a little bigger a couple of years ago, but last spring I trimmed up the overhanging spirea that completely hid it. It was getting more sun than I wanted then in that spot so I moved it further south to a spot where the sun never shines. :wink: So apparently it's still trying to get used to the new spot since there's just 2 eyes now. But the leaves were larger & I think the margins were even darker in the deep shade.

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Postby newtohosta-no more » May 18, 2007 2:00 pm

My Color Glory looks great in May, but by mid June it's starting to look pretty bad. How sad. It starts out so pretty. :(
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Postby Justme » May 18, 2007 9:44 pm

I have a couple of spots the get no sun at all. I might just try a Color Glory there to see if it likes it. Not much else does.

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Postby baja220 » May 18, 2007 11:40 pm

Thanks for the pic Renaldo!! Mine's in the ground and not even the tiniest bit of sun can reach it and any time of day. :???: I'll keep a close eye on it this summer.

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Postby jgh » May 18, 2007 11:55 pm

Thanks, Hank

for what is undoubtedly the most sorry-assed Hosta of the Day ever!!!

I don't have Color Glory... one of the few mistakes I seem to have dodged in my checkered career!
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Postby Roxanne » May 19, 2007 12:32 am

jgh--- You need to buy Queen of Islip and Super Nova...Pronto!! :lol:
Seriously, I really believe this year (at least here) is the year to take pics of those plants. I have no spring burn on anything here, even FW! So far, anyway. - :P
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Postby baja220 » May 19, 2007 1:41 am

Is Queen Of Islip bad too?? I just planted one of those today too. :eek: Say it ain't so.

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Postby renaldo75 » May 19, 2007 1:51 am

You'd better find a spot in the deep deep shade for Queen of Islip too. Just cked the Hosta Handbook - it's a yellow centered sport of Frances Williams. Zilis one comment 'burns in spring.' :???:
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Postby baja220 » May 19, 2007 2:49 am

%^&*(*%&^$&^ Unbelievable :o

I've got the Handbook sittin here, but if I don't look before I buy it doesn't do me much good does it?? :???:
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Postby renaldo75 » May 19, 2007 2:51 am

Sorry..... :???:
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Postby GrannyNanny » May 19, 2007 9:41 pm

My Color Glory did the same thing, and after three or four years of a tacky looking hosta, I threw it away! Good riddance! Phyllis
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Postby Hank Zumach » May 19, 2007 9:49 pm

Phyllis--You have more character than I do. I have just now finally gotten to where I can throw away volunteer seedlings. But, it just seems like I can't throw away the losers that I have bought.
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Postby Mary Ann » May 20, 2007 10:35 am

My Color Glory after 6 years . . . . :evil:

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Postby renaldo75 » May 20, 2007 11:27 am

It's sure got nice coloring, Mary Ann. :P :wink:
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Postby Wanda » May 20, 2007 12:25 pm

Boy, I keep waiting for mine to go bad...but after 4 yrs. it is still looking good. I have it planted on the east side of a blue spruce and slightly west of a solid wall of tree/understory growth and it gets no sun and no wind - and looks good all year. Never had the spring burn or later creepshow. If I have time this year, will move my Super Nova and Cadillac right next to it...they always look crappy by June.

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Postby digs57 » May 20, 2007 2:44 pm

Poor Hank! Why don't you replace your CG with a doppelganger? Captain Kirk is deceptively similar to CG in looks, but in looks alone: it's a super cast iron performer. That's a 2nd year youngster in the pic; this year it'll be almost twice that size. It colours up beautifully even in reasonably deep shade.

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Postby sugar » May 20, 2007 3:22 pm

Mary Ann wrote:My Color Glory after 6 years . . . . :evil:

that is either way a giant Coke can or a small 6-year hosta ...

I like the color scheme, but will definately skip this one
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