Pic of the Day--Green Eyes

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Pic of the Day--Green Eyes

Postby Hank Zumach » Nov 28, 2007 11:51 am

Hi All--Green Eyes is one of my favorite minis. I like its color and form, it has a good growth rate, and decent substance. The plant in our Friendship Garden started out in 2006 as a single eye measuring 8x4 and grew several eyes this past summer on its way to a size of 11x5. While the registration size is 8x3 a well grown clump can reach to at least twice that width.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... een%20Eyes

MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Green+Eyes

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/g/greeneyes.html

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Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 28, 2007 1:33 pm

That's nice. I think I need one of those.
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Postby Carol W » Nov 28, 2007 8:16 pm

Nice bright green color center! Thinking out loud... add to want list...
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Postby MollyD » Nov 30, 2007 8:31 am

I like that arching shape the leaves have!

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Postby jgh » Dec 01, 2007 12:45 am

I remember seeing this one for the first time a number of years ago. We had dropped in at Walden West to see the origin of the Abiqua hostas. At the time we didn't know that Abiqua Recluse was named for the founder/owner, Dr. Chuck Purtyman, who was, in fact, a kind of recluse. So we had an interesting visit with him and saw lots of lovely hostas growing in the Oregon pine forest.

One of the hostas that caught our eyes was Green Eyes. Dr. Chuck immediately pointed out that it was a failure-to-thrive hosta... a loser in his book. I remember that the few he had were the survivors of a larger number of tc Green Eyes. I eventually got one... and it, too, is a failure to thrive baby.

So... I suspect that there was a batch of these babies from the early tc that just won't grow worth a darn. Hank's description proves that some GE grow. My experience proves that some don't. Obvious conclusion - when you add this one, go for a field-grown division that comes from a plant that is actually doing well in the ground somewhere.
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Postby Hank Zumach » Dec 01, 2007 2:06 pm

Jim--If you would like, I can bring you up a division next year. Let me know.
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