Pic of the Day--Key Lime Pie

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Pic of the Day--Key Lime Pie

Postby Hank Zumach » Sep 28, 2007 9:30 am

Hi--As regular readers of these daily musings are aware, I am easily befuddled when it comes to hostas. Today's plant, Key Lime Pie, is another befuddler (let's see if that one gets past the spell checker) for me because of apparently conflicting size information. Key Lime Pie is another Hans Hansen introduction and he describes the plant as a sport of Squash Casserole that quickly grows to 60 inches wide. However, the plants shown in the Hosta Library do not appear to be nearly that large. And if the plant growing in our Friendship Garden is true to form, I can only expect a plant about half the size Hansen describes. In 2006 the plant measured 10x9 and this year it was 16x10. The plant does have attractive foliage and if it ever does reach 60 inches, it will be a real attention grabber.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... Lime%20Pie

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Key+Lime+Pie

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/k/keylimepie.html

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Postby Chris_W » Sep 28, 2007 9:43 am

Hi Hank,

I think it will get there. Do you have Squash Casserole, from which this is a sport? My clump was put in back in the fall of 2004 as a 2 or 3 eye piece. Today it is 50" across, and yet the garden it is growing in is dry shade.

And the Key Lime Pie I grow like weeds :)
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Postby nanny_56 » Sep 28, 2007 12:14 pm

I want this one real bad!!!!!
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Postby Hank Zumach » Sep 28, 2007 2:02 pm

Chris--I have Squash Casserole and it is huge. Growing in a spot that gets several hours of sun, this past summer it measured 80x27, up from 75x31, in spite of having a big chunk divided off in 2006.
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Postby wishiwere » Sep 28, 2007 2:06 pm

It would be interesting to see one that is 50-60" across to get an idea of a mature one for certain. I really like the ribbon edge on this one with that coloring and the pretty purple flowers would only add to it.

Anyone one have a picture of a larger one?
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Postby yardmom » Sep 29, 2007 7:52 am

I bought Key Lime Pie in 2006, mail order. I have been really pleased with the way it has grown (no extra water except the first year). This picture was taken in June but it still looks good. That is Moon Waves in front of it.

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Postby nanny_56 » Sep 29, 2007 8:12 am

That's a very pretty combo yardmom!! :P
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Postby wishiwere » Sep 29, 2007 5:34 pm

:cool: I do like it! A lot, thanks for posting your pic, yardmom! :D
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Re: Pic of the Day--Key Lime Pie

Postby Eleven » Nov 02, 2012 10:50 am

New 'Key Lime Pie' received from Hallson's this summer:
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Re: Pic of the Day--Key Lime Pie

Postby Chris_W » Dec 06, 2013 2:24 pm

Here is a picture of a pretty sizeable clump in our growing area. I think this one is about 5 years old and is easily 4 feet across so this really can turn into a beauty :)

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Re: Pic of the Day--Key Lime Pie

Postby Linda P » Dec 10, 2013 8:48 am

My Key Lime Pie is huge. In the pic it's companions are Heart's Content and Liberty. It's giving them a run for the money in size. It gets sun until around noon, and doesn't seem to mind at all. The only problem I have with it is that I didn't give it nearly enough room and I keep hitting the outer edges with the lawnmower blade because there's a narrow strip of grass there. I may have to take out that strip of grass. What a tragedy. :lol:

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Re: Pic of the Day--Key Lime Pie

Postby redcrx » Jul 13, 2015 10:36 am

I got Key Lime Pie this season from Chris. It's in flower now with interesting "speckles" on the petals.
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Re: Pic of the Day--Key Lime Pie

Postby Eleven » Jul 29, 2016 5:54 am

Key Lime Pie, looking quite pretty this year.
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Re: Pic of the Day--Key Lime Pie

Postby redcrx » Jul 29, 2016 6:41 am

Thanks for the posting. It reminded me to get out and see the flowers this season. You get busy working and forget some of the fun things.
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Re: Pic of the Day--Key Lime Pie

Postby redcrx » Jul 02, 2017 1:09 pm

Key Lime Pie today with Made You Look on the left and Jubilee on the right. That's some clausa in the bottom right corner and other places. That's Silk Kimono towards the top/left corner with Neptune behind it.
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Re: Pic of the Day--Key Lime Pie

Postby redcrx » Jul 17, 2017 4:08 pm

I found Key Lime Pie in flower today and the petals do have speckles on them.
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Here are two photos of the same flower just different angle.
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This is a different flower.
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