Pic of the Day--Abiqua Moonbeam

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Pic of the Day--Abiqua Moonbeam

Postby Hank Zumach » Oct 28, 2007 11:45 am

Hi All--In the ongoing trip around our Friendship Garden nearly all of the plants have been young and that has been reflected in their sizes. However, today's plant, Abiqua Moonbeam, was very substantial when it arrived and then proceeded to put on an excellent growth spurt. It started out in 2006 at 27x13 and was all the way up to 40x17 this year. That compares to the registration size of 32x15, Zilis' listing of 55x20, and an average of about 44x20 for a plant we previously grew. By any measurement, Abiqua Moonbeam is a very attractive addition to any garden even though it might have some problem passing the 20 foot rule. It has good slug resistance. The variety is also sold under the name 'Mayan Moon'.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... 20Moonbeam
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Abiqua+Moonbeam
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/a/amoonbeam.html

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Postby Chris_W » Oct 28, 2007 1:12 pm

This plant amazes me with how large it actually grows. My oldest clump in the display garden is near Lady Isobel Barnett and although LIB has much larger leaves the clumps are about the same height and almost as wide :o
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Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 29, 2007 10:12 am

I guess the size is why I don't have one but it sure is lovely.
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