Pic of the Day--Fireworks

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Pic of the Day--Fireworks

Postby Hank Zumach » Dec 12, 2007 11:21 am

Hi All--Today's plant, Fireworks, was added to our garden this past summer. It is also a relatively recent addition to hostadom, being registered in 2001 by Walters Gardens as a sport of Loyalist. I like clumps that are a bit unruly and Fireworks certainly has that characteristic. I also like the fact that, even with a lot of white tissue, the plant did not deteriorate. Growing in a spot that might get 2 hours of sun, the plant measured 12x8, a bit bigger than the registration size of 10x8.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... =Fireworks

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Fireworks

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

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Postby wishiwere » Dec 12, 2007 1:57 pm

So you like them unruly? INteresting! :lol: I ususally like my hosta to behave! :D

Cute little plant. I've missed so many, it will take days to see them all! So I'll say thanks again here for your POTD and go to view them now :D
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Postby Chris_W » Dec 12, 2007 3:28 pm

Your Fireworks looks picture perfect Hank :)

This is one that I like, but don't like selling it by mail, because it seems people are expecting something bigger. I've received more complaints from Fireworks than just about any other plant I've shipped. People were upset because it was so tiny and never got any bigger, but as we know it is considered a Mini hosta, and with this much white in such a small hosta we can pretty much tell it is going to be a very slow grower, which it has been.

Still, for the type, size, and color pattern this can be a nice little plant :)
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Postby ViolaAnn » Dec 12, 2007 4:33 pm

Sounds just about perfect to me. Haven't got space for many more except mini's unless I start giving away the ones that don't perform for me.
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Postby sugar » Dec 12, 2007 4:53 pm

Chris_W wrote:Your Fireworks looks picture perfect Hank :)

This is one that I like, but don't like selling it by mail, because it seems people are expecting something bigger. I've received more complaints from Fireworks than just about any other plant I've shipped. People were upset because it was so tiny and never got any bigger, but as we know it is considered a Mini hosta, and with this much white in such a small hosta we can pretty much tell it is going to be a very slow grower, which it has been.

Still, for the type, size, and color pattern this can be a nice little plant :)


I lik eit a lot, it's a plant with good substance, that holds on very long compared to a lot of other white centered (mini) hosta, it has a very nice coloration as well. People shouldn't complain on this one ;)

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Postby eastwood2007 » Dec 12, 2007 5:04 pm

WOW!!!!
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Postby SUEDIA » Dec 12, 2007 9:08 pm

Just got mine last spring so will be anxious to see how it grows next year. Hank, yours looks great. Thanks for taking the time for POTD, it sure is interesting and helpful to me.
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Postby yardmom » Dec 12, 2007 10:02 pm

I love my Fireworks. It is very curly in the spring but more mannerly by mid summer.

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Postby LucyGoose » Dec 12, 2007 10:26 pm

Wow is right!! I don't think I have this one........Hey Patruska, don't you have this one? It sure is a pretty one! I like small, too!! Very pretty pictures everyone!

Thanks Hank!! :snow:
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Postby Spider » Dec 13, 2007 6:24 pm

Yardmom, in your photo it looks like it's dancing. Very nice!
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Postby Hank Zumach » Dec 13, 2007 8:48 pm

Yardmom--That is a GREAT photo. :D
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Postby mum2knm » Dec 14, 2007 7:46 am

What a cute plant! Think I'll be adding this to my wish list.
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