Pic of the Day--Ice Cream

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Pic of the Day--Ice Cream

Postby Hank Zumach » Sep 02, 2007 10:32 am

Hi All-Ice Cream is a very tidy, dense clump of attractive, opalescent foliage that has been doing very well in our garden in a spot that gets some afternoon sun, depending on the time of the year. A 2002 addition, it's size was 9x5 and then it quickly reached mature size as it went 17x9, 21x8, 25x12, 26x12 and 29x12. That is real growth for a plant that Lemke's data base lists at 12x9. (:-) Another real nice characteristic of Ice Cream is that slugs have not bothered it.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... ce%20Cream
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Ice+Cream
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/i/icecream.html

The pix are from 2002, 2004, and 2006.
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Postby nanny_56 » Sep 02, 2007 11:10 am

:P I like Ice Cream!! :P
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Postby eastwood2007 » Sep 02, 2007 10:01 pm

Ice Cream was one of the ones for me that came out nicely even after the late freeze. I guess the name suits it! :D
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Postby wishiwere » Sep 03, 2007 8:21 am

I also like that one! Looks like if filled in that spot very well! :D
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Postby DBoweMD » Sep 04, 2007 7:46 am

It's a great plant, and in the sport family of Vanilla Cream (gold), Wylde Green Cream /Heart and Soul, (reversed) and Pistachio Cream (green).
I have all but Pistachio Cream.
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Postby digs57 » Sep 04, 2007 9:25 am

It's a beautiful plant - much prettier in real life than in photos (your great pics notwithstanding, Hank). And it appears to be immune to all kinds of bugs.
...greening up the Great White North!!!

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