Hosta Leaves #2 - Fantabulous

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Hosta Leaves #2 - Fantabulous

Postby renaldo75 » Jun 14, 2007 12:16 pm

Fantabulous has never done much in my garden until this year. And the only reason it has now is because it got zapped by the cold this spring & I had to cut all 2 of the old eyes back. I think there are 4 or 5 new eyes that emerged then. It's still not very large, and it needs to be moved so it has some more room to grow, but these leaves are the best looking it's ever had. It's been in it's current spot since spring 2003. The shades of green look like they've been painted on over the white. :cool:

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Postby caliloo » Jun 14, 2007 12:31 pm

oh pretty!

I love it when they form that 3rd color that does look like one overlayed the other

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Postby Rookie_Green_Thumb » Jun 14, 2007 12:44 pm

That is very elegant!
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Postby Tigger » Jun 14, 2007 2:00 pm

Just bought this one this year, after seeing it on the convention tour last year. Had to have it at least for the name! (ok, so it bookends a border along a walkway with Gay Blade at the other end :-? )
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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 14, 2007 2:29 pm

Thanks again, Alexa & Jaime. :P

Tigger - I'm still chuckling. :wink:
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Postby Patrushka » Jun 14, 2007 3:31 pm

Wow! The coloring on this one is so pretty! :cool:
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Postby Kent » Jun 14, 2007 6:07 pm

Ren,

Are you sure that is Fantabulous??? The leaf shape doesn't seem right :hmm:
If I can fine my pic I'll show you what I mean.

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Postby Kent » Jun 14, 2007 6:10 pm

Oh then again, I just went and looked at mine and really isn't that different

Gosh I wonder what my senior moments will be like when I'm really a senior :lol: :lol:

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Postby wishiwere » Jun 14, 2007 9:12 pm

:lol: @ Ken! We'll enjoy it when it happens!

How much sun/shade does this one grow in? It is Fantabulous!
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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 14, 2007 10:56 pm

:wink: Well I'm glad it was your senior moment & not mine, Kent. But I don't think I'm too far behind you. :lol: I have plenty as it is. LOL

I sure hope it is Fantabulous. But an amusing story about it is that it's planted about a foot away from Ebb Tide. Neither of them had ever amounted to much last year & in early May I was confused about which was which. They both had labels, but I had a feeling that the labels had gotten switched at one point. I asked a hosta grower I was visiting to point out her Ebb Tide. I still wasn't sure about it even after seeing hers, but then Ebb Tide really changed a lot by the end of May & there was no doubting what it was any longer. So of course I traded the labels around since it had the Fantabulous label. :wink: How those 2 could be confused in my mind I don't know, but the juvenile, unfurling leaves sure didn't help me ID either of them.

Jane - Fantabulous gets mostly dappled midday sunlight, but not a lot because Elvis Lives & Ebb Tide are both encroaching on it's spot so it's pretty sheltered from the light even they get.
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Postby eastwood2007 » Jun 14, 2007 11:03 pm

A real beauty! I went to add it to my list and saw it was already on the list! Must need to move that one closer to the top...
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Re: Hosta Leaves #2 - Fantabulous

Postby Eleven » Jul 11, 2016 9:46 pm

Fantabulous, still small, but looking much better since I moved it to the new bed last fall.
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