Pic of the Day--Sea Yellow Sunrise

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Pic of the Day--Sea Yellow Sunrise

Postby Hank Zumach » Jul 07, 2007 12:06 pm

Hi All--Sea Yellow Sunrise is one of those varieties that seldom gets more than a quick glance from visitors to our garden. It is a perfectly good variety, its just that there is not much about its appearance that makes it stand out. It had been growing in our garden since 1998 in a spot that might get a couple of hours of direct sun in the middle of the summer. This spring I moved it to another location, where it still gets about that much sun. Its size had topped out at about 36x15, considerably more than the registration size given by Lemke, 18x12. Like most varieties, Sea Yellow Sunrise benefits from slug protection.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=5787&Variety=Sea%20Yellow%20Sunrise

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Sea+Yellow+Sunrise

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/s/seayellowsunrise.html

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Postby Arlene » Jul 07, 2007 12:19 pm

Hank, maybe a hosta garden of all standouts would be like a choir made up of all soloists . . . perhaps some "blenders" are of value in both situations.

I like how some of these non-standouts provide good background, framing the standouts and making them pop.

As always, lovely picture! (BTW, I'm still drooling over the pictures of your hillside!)
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Postby LucyGoose » Jul 07, 2007 9:46 pm

Hi Hank!!

I think it's a beautiful picture, also! I have been so busy around here with the pup, and such that I have not been on-line much.....but always look for your POD!

Thanks for sharing!! :D
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Postby Hank Zumach » Jul 07, 2007 10:12 pm

Arlene--I agree completely with what you are saying. There are many varieties that serve best as background for the showier varieties. I think too many variegated hostas planted together can overwhelm each other and look too busy.
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Postby wishiwere » Jul 08, 2007 6:31 am

Yes, this one has a reason for being there, and it's looking nice! :D
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