Pic of the Day--Vera Verde

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Pic of the Day--Vera Verde

Postby Hank Zumach » Jun 08, 2007 10:08 am

Hi All--After spending a few days showing varieties that don't do well for me, I can move down the garden bed to where the "normal" varieties are. Vera Verde was purchased in 1994. It has been divided a number of times and has been a vigorous grower wherever it has been planted. Its nice form and color fit in well with other plants. This clump in the first photo has averaged about 38x16, just a bit bigger than Zilis's listing of 26x13. The second photo is of a mass planting. The plant does need slug protection.

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Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/v/veraverde.html

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Postby caliloo » Jun 08, 2007 10:23 am

Wow Hank!

That looks awesome!

Have you noticed Vera Verde putting up streaky eyes? I have a couple on mine this year and several people mentioned that it does occur quite frequently with this one....

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Postby Hank Zumach » Jun 08, 2007 12:12 pm

I have noticed some but have not divided them off.
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Postby Rookie_Green_Thumb » Jun 08, 2007 12:39 pm

Those are gorgeous! Love the more narrow leaf. Very pretty grouping under the tree!
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Postby hagranger » Jun 08, 2007 1:11 pm

Hank!
I'm so glad you showed Vera Verde ... It's a favorite!
A few years ago I was at the Mott Estated (Mott's Applesauce/Juice, etc.) and there was this long hosta bed that was edged with VV ... It was really breathtaking seeing it.
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Postby wishiwere » Jun 08, 2007 11:37 pm

Neat mass planting. Did you just put several pieces around and let them fill in?
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Postby Hank Zumach » Jun 09, 2007 7:24 pm

Jane--Yes. I did it a number of years ago and don't remember too many details but I think I used 6 to 8 divisions, each with just a couple of eyes. It took several years to form a complete cover.
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Postby wishiwere » Jun 12, 2007 3:04 pm

:cool: Ground cover! Have a spot I just might have to attempt that on.
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Postby thehostagourmet » Jun 12, 2007 3:12 pm

Jane, you might want to look at 'Tea and Crumpets'. It's somewhat rhizomatous, and has cute roundish leaves with more variegation.

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