Pic of the Day--Permanent Wave

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Pic of the Day--Permanent Wave

Postby Hank Zumach » Oct 23, 2007 9:38 am

Hi All--Permanent Wave is a really nice looking plant, at least for those of us who like wavy, rippled edges. There is the usual question about the size of a mature plant. The Hosta Library lists it as "small", Lemke's registration listing is 32x12, and Zilis lists 54x18. We had a mature plant that was in line with the registration size. The plant in our Friendship Garden has had an excellent growth rate, going from 17x8 in 2006 to 30x8 this past summer. I am showing two photos of the Friendship Garden plant and one of the mature plant.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=4966&Variety=Permanent%20Wave
MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Permanent+Wave
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/p/permwav.html

Permanent Wave g 9-20-06c 040.jpg

Permanent Wave friendship garden 6-25-07c 048.jpg

Permanent Wave 62605c.JPG
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Postby Carol W » Oct 23, 2007 6:07 pm

Nice! I need one of these!!!
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Postby Wanda » Oct 23, 2007 6:48 pm

This is a REALLY great plant for me - if I lost it I would replace it immediately. To lessen the chance of loss, I have two spares - I really would hate to lose this one. The deep, dark, rich forest green is unique in my garden, and it really sets off variegated plants wonderfully. It has great, stiff substance that hold the beautifully ruffled leaves in perfect form. I have my main plant (53 eyes) in a grouping with Filigree, Maui Buttercups, Gold Standard (the 106-eye one), Sun Power, Carnival and Great Expectations. The second one I have right in front of a big Abba Dabba Do - that is really nice. The third is in my favorite grouping: Jade Cascade, Maekawa, Vim & Vigor, Radio Waves, Invincible (and some green & white ones). When you plant really nice green ones of such great diversity in size, form, texture, leaf shape and such a wide range of greens it is stunning.

Everybody needs at least one of these!

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Postby Mary Ann » Oct 23, 2007 7:20 pm

It works for me too, and it's well named.
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Postby Roxanne » Oct 23, 2007 9:12 pm

Great picture Mary Ann! :P I don't even have it here, but wish I did.
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Oct 24, 2007 7:04 am

What a beauty!! Love all those ruffles! :D
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Postby LucyGoose » Oct 24, 2007 8:22 am

You don't have PW Rox?? :o ......Well, well..... :pumpkin:

Here is mine, and YES if you don't have it.....Get it!! :cool:
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Postby eastwood2007 » Oct 24, 2007 11:27 am

Wow! I already have this on my list for next year, but I am putting 5 stars behind it!!!!! Thanks for all the great pics, everyone!
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Postby Roxanne » Oct 24, 2007 6:07 pm

well, Miss LG, I might have to buy that one now! Nice pic!
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Postby jobranch » Oct 24, 2007 6:53 pm

Cool hosta - I'll have to add it to my wish list...

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Postby Patrushka » Oct 24, 2007 7:28 pm

Beautiful pics everyone! :cool: I got PW in the secret trade this year from Reldon. :D
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