Pic of the Day--Carnival

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Pic of the Day--Carnival

Postby Hank Zumach » Aug 23, 2007 10:18 am

Hi All--Carnival is one of the old timers in this section of our garden where most of the hostas were added in 2002 and a few others in 2001. I purchased Carnival in 1999 and have it growing in a spot that gets no direct sun. It slowly, but steadily, grew to a size of 40x18, right in line with Zilis' listing of 44x18. This is an attractive, but not very unique, variety that has worse than normal problems with slugs.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... y=Carnival

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Carnival

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/c/carnival.html

Carnival 6-26-03c 153.jpg
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Postby thehostagourmet » Aug 23, 2007 11:07 am

Hank, nice plant. I like mine too. It seems the Lachmans didn't breed for substance, although the Hosta Library says it has "heavy texture". The down-turned margins make it different from most other cream-margined varieties. Mine is 6 years old and has yet to show the "intense rugosity" the Hosta Library promises.


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Postby wishiwere » Aug 23, 2007 12:08 pm

Oh I like that one! Hank, does it have a bluish color to it at all like the one in the first pic of the hosta library? http://www.hostalibrary.org/c/c.html

Either way, it's very nice looking!
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Postby Hank Zumach » Aug 23, 2007 12:30 pm

George--Sometimes I wonder where some of the variety descriptions come from. My plant is now in its 9th year in our garden and it has never shown much rugosity.
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