Pic of the Day--Dark Star

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Pic of the Day--Dark Star

Postby Hank Zumach » Aug 13, 2007 11:01 am

Hi All--Dark Star has been another good performing variety that we got in 2002. In fact, I think it was the first of those varieties to reach it's listed mature size, 24x12. In its first four years in our garden its measurements were 13x5, 21x6, 26x11, and 35x13. Its dark, handsome foliage passes the 10 foot rule but has not attracted any attention from slugs. All in all, this is a variety worthy of nearly any collection.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... ark%20Star
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Dark+Star
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/d/darkstar.html

The pix are from 2002, 2004, and 2005.
dark Star 6-24-02c 128.jpg

Dark Star 7-8-04c.JPG

Dark Star 62605c.jpg
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Postby hagranger » Aug 13, 2007 11:41 am

Definitely one for the must have list.
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Postby caliloo » Aug 13, 2007 12:20 pm

Oooooooooooohhhhhhhhh! That is a beauty!

Definitely going on my wish list!

Thanks for posting

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Postby Patrushka » Aug 13, 2007 12:26 pm

Very nice Hank! :cool:

I've been considering it for a while now and it just hasn't made it into my garden yet.
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Postby LucyGoose » Aug 13, 2007 1:35 pm

I love my DS, and again, it is one jmboyer shared with me....:-) Wish she would come back to the forum.

Pat, you can have a piece whenever you want it... :D
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Postby Patrushka » Aug 13, 2007 1:58 pm

Oh, thank you LucyGoose! :D You are the best! :cool: I will definitely take you up on that offer once I get most of these potted babies in the ground.
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Postby JoshS » Aug 13, 2007 3:14 pm

A highly under rated plant. It makes a perfect mound that looks great even now when a lot of my hostas are showing stress from the extreme heat. It's been a tough sell for me, though :???:
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Postby wishiwere » Aug 13, 2007 4:16 pm

Very nice! Must be we are way out of the 'loser's lane, Hank?

Lucy! Are you sharing with me too? J/k! :wink:
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Postby Hank Zumach » Aug 13, 2007 4:40 pm

Jane--The horrors of Loser's Lane are far behind us. :lol:
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Postby tsneal » Aug 13, 2007 5:10 pm

I agree with Josh...highly under rated!

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Postby newhostaaddict » Aug 13, 2007 5:15 pm

mine sported,,,i guess,,,,to all green

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Postby Jamie » Aug 13, 2007 6:34 pm

I agree it's under rated also :-)..
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Postby MollyD » Aug 13, 2007 8:42 pm

I got one this spring from Chris and it's been great! Never missed a step from planting to now in spite of this years drought.

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Postby DBoweMD » Aug 14, 2007 7:34 pm

I really like it too. I've had mine for several years and it looks really good. I bought an extra one when I saw it at a good price, so I can divide it for trades or gifts.
It's similar to Gay Blade. I don't think I've gotten pods on it, and don't think I have used it at all in my hybridizing.
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Postby LucyGoose » Aug 14, 2007 8:04 pm

Your Welcome Pat!! Just remind me.... :wink:

Well Missy Jane....Sure...Remind me also.... :wink:

I will have to go look at mine Dr. Dave and see if it set any seeds......does it normally?
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