Pic of the Day--Masquerade

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Pic of the Day--Masquerade

Postby Hank Zumach » May 26, 2007 4:07 pm

Hi All--Masquerade is one of the smallest varieties in our collection. As you can see from the pic, we use it in a "mass" planting under some other hostas, as well as a few individual plants here and there in our beds. I purchased the original plant in 1994 and have made divisions a number of times. Our plants are in line with Lemke's listing of 10x4. Zilis lists it at 16x6. It is growing in an area that receives no more than an hour of sun, depending on the season. We do have to be on the look out for individual leaves and eyes turning all green. They need to be removed to prevent the all green from over taking the rest of the clump. Slugs are a problem without a routine application of bait.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... Masquerade

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Masquerade

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/m/masquerade.html

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Postby janey » May 26, 2007 6:12 pm

I had Masquerade at the other house, and always felt sort of sorry for it, because it never had much of a "presence". Now I see yours in a mass planting and am doing the blonde "Duh" thing....again.

Thanks to you and Ren, my Aha moments are many today!! :D

Poor little Masquerade just needed some buddies!!!
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Postby Arlene » May 28, 2007 6:31 pm

I'm gonna pot up my Masquerade so I can carry it to the screen and show it what it's goal is! I removed its green half this spring, but the remainder is very modest. Yours looks wonderful!
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Postby Willowy » May 30, 2007 8:57 pm

Ah Huh. Why didn't I think of that. I have a clump that looks like a tight ball this year and could probably be spread out to look like Hanks display. Add this to the weekend projects list...Good idea.
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