Pic of the Day--Lakeside Sparkle Plenty

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Pic of the Day--Lakeside Sparkle Plenty

Postby Hank Zumach » Oct 29, 2007 11:57 am

Hi All--I am a bit reluctant to post anything about today's variety, Lakeside Sparkle Plenty, because I'm not sure if the plant in our Friendship Garden is accurately named. There is very little information about this variety in the Hosta Library and only one photo. The written description says the vase shaped plant starts the season all green and then develops gold centers with green edging. Our plant is certainly vase shaped but it has not shown anything other than green coloring. Also, at a size this past summer of 20x14, our plant seems to be beyond the "small" size listed for it.

So, if anyone has better information on Lakeside Sparkle Plenty, please pass it along.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... e%20Plenty

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Lakeside+Sparkle+Plenty

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/l/la52.html

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Postby whamadiddle » Oct 29, 2007 12:23 pm

i think you have it correctly labeled.

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Postby eastwood2007 » Oct 29, 2007 12:46 pm

Pretty plant...love those ruffles. :D
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Postby Linda P » Oct 29, 2007 3:50 pm

Hank,
My plant came directly from Mary. It does get lighter as the year goes on, but I can't say that I would call it 'gold centers with green edging'. It's more like a splash of gold through the center of the leaves. I do love it, especially in the latter part of the season when it does really sparkle. I seem not to have any recent pics of it. These are a couple years old, and the plant is quite a bit larger now.
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Postby thy » Oct 29, 2007 5:46 pm

Got it as a gift this summer from a friend who knows my passion for the vase shaped ones...
Sort of golden lime green :-?

Cant wait for mine to get the sparkles.. Linda yours is stunning :wink:
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Postby digs57 » Oct 29, 2007 10:29 pm

This plant needs sunlight to develop its gold centre-leaf "bleach". In full or nearly-full shade it remains a pleasant if unexciting light green. I do love its upright shape and ruffles.
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Postby Carol W » Oct 29, 2007 10:40 pm

Very pretty hosta, I like the color, shape and upright. Thinking out loud...may have to add this to my want, oh wish list...
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Re: Pic of the Day--Lakeside Sparkle Plenty

Postby Eleven » Jul 29, 2016 11:49 pm

I should probably move this one if I want it to grow better or actually sparkle. It's in a rocky island bed, planted beneath a lilac tree.

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