'Crowned Imperial' pic anyone?

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'Crowned Imperial' pic anyone?

Postby wishiwere » Jun 17, 2007 4:50 pm

I have what is supposed to be a 'Crowned Imperial' and I'm thinking it looks more like a 'Regal Splendor' than the pictures in the Hosta Library! Does anyone have a picture of theirs that they could share?

Pretty please?

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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jun 17, 2007 7:59 pm

I did manage to find a couple pics. Two were taken when my CI was in pots when I first got it, but one was taken a couple years ago, so here it is. Hope it helps. :wink:

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Postby wishiwere » Jun 17, 2007 9:56 pm

Thanks Joan. I thought perhaps the ones on the library were just too young to show their real selves, but apparently mine is NOT what I bought a few years back. :roll: ! It's not the first one I'm finding is wrong from back then. All were on the same buying trip :(
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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 18, 2007 11:30 am

I had Crowned Imperial until crown rot & tree roots did it in last year. It had always done well for me til then. It's very similar to Francee since they both sported from Fortunei Hyacinthina. My Crowned Imperial always did better than my Francees for some reason. :???:
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Postby hagranger » Jun 18, 2007 11:56 am

Crowned Imperial
An oldie but a goodie.
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Postby Ginger » Jun 18, 2007 2:45 pm

I will never be able to ID Hosta because that looks just like Francee to me :o I guess the leaves have more blue shade, but jeez how do you guys do it :x :lol: :lol:

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Postby hagranger » Jun 18, 2007 9:01 pm

Crowned Imperial leaves appears to be more "droopy" overall ... Francee tends to look more upright ... of course a lot depends on when Francee was last watered.
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Postby maidofshade » Jun 18, 2007 9:24 pm

That's exactly what I was going to say. Francee's leaves always seem to be pointing more upward. :)
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jun 19, 2007 5:48 am

Same for my Francee too. Seems to have a more upright appearance. :wink:
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Postby Ginger » Jun 19, 2007 1:47 pm

:lol: Well upright is correct for my Francee unless she needs watered, then she looks just like Crowned Imperial :o I am just going to leave this kind of stuff to you experts and quietly watch :D

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