Pic of the Day--Grand Tiara

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Pic of the Day--Grand Tiara

Postby Hank Zumach » Jun 10, 2007 9:48 am

Hi All--Grand Tiara is another good performing variety in our garden. Since 1998 it has been growing in a spot that gets up to 2-3 hours of afternoon sun, depending on the time of the year. It has had a steady, if unspectacular, growth rate. Beginning in 2001 it's measurements have been 19x10, 25x10, 28x14, 34x14, 31x11, and 37x13. Zilis lists it at 44x16. One downside is that the plant has above average slug problems.

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MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Grand+Tiara

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/g/grandt.html

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Postby oldcoot » Jun 10, 2007 10:51 am

Reynaldo sent OC one from the Kindness of his heart last spring and 5 others. Chris sent me one when he shipped the ones Lucy sent me. Both are doing nicely. Have one in one bed. the second one in another....Thanks everybody so much for sending me such great Hostas !!!!
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jun 10, 2007 12:08 pm

Wow, Hank! Your GT is so full and gorgeous. I do love this one. Love it's wide margins. :wink:
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Postby Rookie_Green_Thumb » Jun 10, 2007 12:32 pm

Very, very nice. :D
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Postby digs57 » Jun 10, 2007 7:47 pm

This one's one of my faves. Does well everywhere - sun or shade - and grows like a demon.
...greening up the Great White North!!!

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Postby hostaanita » Jun 10, 2007 9:42 pm

That's a beauty Hank . I love that Hosta !!
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    Postby John » Jun 10, 2007 10:47 pm

    Very beautiful!

    How does this one compare to 'Glen Tiara'? Coloring of leaves appears similar-- do they share parents?
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    Postby renaldo75 » Jun 10, 2007 11:56 pm

    John - Glen Tiara is Viktoria's sport. Grand Tiara is a sport of Golden Tiara. I believe Glen Tiara is also. But I'm sure she can give you the finer details.
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    Postby DBoweMD » Jun 11, 2007 7:25 am

    Grand Tiara is thought to be a tetraploid sport of Golden Tiara and has better substance, while Glen Tiara is a wide margined sport of Golden Tiara, but has the same substance.
    Viktoria was sweet enough to bring me Glen Tiara when she came to Cleveland and visited my Garden in 2005, and it is growing very well.
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    Postby John » Jun 11, 2007 9:10 am

    Thank you, Renaldo and Dave.
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