Pic of the Day--Celestial

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Pic of the Day--Celestial

Postby Hank Zumach » Sep 22, 2007 11:43 am

Hi All-- Today's Friendship Garden plant is Celestial. I don't recall this variety being discussed on the hostas sites but I am expecting this to develop into a very attractive plant. It has H. Dorothy Benedict genes so you know it has good parentage. The plant has had a fair growth rate since being planted in 2006 when it measured 23x13. This year the clump was a nice, full 29x14. It is listed as having a mature size of 43x31.

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

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

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

Celestial 9-20-06c 011.jpg

celestial 6-25-07c010.jpg
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Postby LucyGoose » Sep 22, 2007 8:53 pm

Pretty!! :cool:
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Postby hagranger » Sep 23, 2007 7:47 am

A great hosta for a Sun, Moon, Stars garden theme!
Lovely!
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Postby Linda P » Sep 23, 2007 8:01 am

Hank, I agree that this should be a very nice plant. Mine is 3 years old from a tiny liner, and really starting to show promise.
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Postby wishiwere » Sep 24, 2007 7:08 am

Very nice coloring and a theme garden with those would be pretty, Helen!
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Postby DBoweMD » Sep 24, 2007 8:04 am

Mine is growing, better every year. I believe it has Hypoleuca as the pollen parent, from Ed Elslager. It doesn't remind me of Hypoleuca in appearance.
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