Pic of the Day--Radiant Edger

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Pic of the Day--Radiant Edger

Postby Hank Zumach » Aug 09, 2007 10:27 am

Hi All--Radiant Edger is a nice attractive plant with an appearance that brings to mind the "Tiara" group of varieties, which it does not belong to. Since being added to our garden in 2002 it has been growing in a spot that gets about 3 hours of afternoon sun. With measurements of 10x4, 13x4, 16x8, 18x7, 23x7 and 25x7. It seems unlikely to reach the registration size of 34x14 listed in Lemke's Data Base. What is different this time about the size discrepancy is that the registration size is larger than the actual plant. I checked the plants in the Library and those plants seemed to be about the same as mine.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=5239&Variety=Radiant%20Edger
MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Radiant+Edger
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/r/radiantedger.html

The pix are from 2002, 2004, and 2007.
radiant Edger 6-24-02c 126.jpg

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Postby Rookie_Green_Thumb » Aug 09, 2007 11:06 am

It does look a lot like a 'tiara'. Very pretty little plant though....I like the color and the nice little leaves.
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Postby eastwood2007 » Aug 09, 2007 12:42 pm

I really liked mine...it was one I lost from the freeze due to crown rot. The roly-poly's got it!
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Postby hostaanita » Aug 09, 2007 9:21 pm

I just got this one from my secret trader via Digs 57. Nice to see how lovely it is when it grows up!! :D
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    Postby wishiwere » Aug 09, 2007 10:08 pm

    Yep, agree on the tiara looks!

    Cute hosta. Have to keep my eye out for it! :D
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    Postby newtohosta-no more » Aug 10, 2007 5:58 am

    I think it's adorable too! :D
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    Postby digs57 » Aug 10, 2007 8:29 am

    This one's one of my faves - it has very good substance and few bugs succeed on it. I like it so much I split it into two, so one can grow in the shade and the other in the sun. When planted in a sunny spot, the colour contrast is enhanced, with the edge quite a strong gold. I had it growing along the driveway - hot and dry - and it did great there.

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    Postby nanny_56 » Aug 10, 2007 1:19 pm

    need to put that one on the list!!
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    Postby Wheasie » Aug 10, 2007 8:11 pm

    LOVE this hosta. In pictures it might look like a tiara, but in real life, its leaves are thick and sturdy. Mine is very sun tolerant and grows like a weed. Colors are outstanding!

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    Postby hostaanita » Aug 10, 2007 8:15 pm

    I agree Wheasie the leaves are much thicker than the tiaras. Its a lovely plant!
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      Postby LucyGoose » Aug 11, 2007 9:14 am

      Yep, I love it also!! :D
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