Pic of the Day--Fan Dance

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Pic of the Day--Fan Dance

Postby Hank Zumach » Oct 01, 2007 10:43 am

Hi All--The Fan Dance we have in our Friendship Garden is off to a typical start for a plant that will probably be about 36x18 at maturity. In its first two years it has measured 10x5 and 16x8, no doubt preparing for a huge leap next year. The plant does provide a nice bright spot in its full shade spot and in some cases the variety will become almost white by the end of the season. I had expected a more prominent dark green edge on the plant but that too may happen next year. From past experience, I can say that the plant does benefit from slug protection

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... an%20Dance

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Fan+Dance

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/f/fandance.html

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Postby kHT » Oct 01, 2007 10:57 am

Hank, without looking this one up. Does it stay that color?
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Postby DBoweMD » Oct 01, 2007 11:48 am

I wonder if anyone has compared this to H. 'Janet'? They seem very similar to me.
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Postby Hank Zumach » Oct 01, 2007 2:05 pm

Karma & Dave--Here are photos of a mature Fan Dance and a mature Janet from our garden before they were vandalized.

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Postby DBoweMD » Oct 02, 2007 12:17 pm

Your pics sure do look similar. I think it looks like your Janet has a little cupping in many leaves, while Fan Dance is flat to downward cupped.
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Postby Hank Zumach » Oct 02, 2007 1:02 pm

Dave--As is the case with a number of varieties, if you see them side by side you will notice different appearance but for most people, it is not that great.
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