Hosta of the day -'White Christmas' - post your pics

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Hosta of the day -'White Christmas' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Jul 25, 2011 5:18 am

I skipped over this one yesterday. Have had 'White Christmas' for maybe 6 years. Have lucked out in a location for it just south of my oak tree in a location where it will also get a bit of morning sun. Seems to like it there and does well unless the earwigs do a number on it.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=6985&Variety=White%20Christmas
MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/White+Christmas
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/wx/whitec.html

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Re: Hosta of the day -'White Christmas' - post your pics

Postby R. Rock » Jul 25, 2011 6:47 pm

Hi Ann!

Thanks for doing this...wish I could participate w/ photos. The more I watch H. 'White Christmas' or H. 'Christmas Cookies', I am really impressed. :D
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Re: Hosta of the day -'White Christmas' - post your pics

Postby Phil_and_Gayle » Jul 25, 2011 6:51 pm

My White Christmas is sort of out there all by herself - yours looks nice nestled amongst the heucheras.
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I'm sorry that I missed out on the X, Y & Z posts - - I have some pretty nice photos of; Xanadu Paisley, Yesterday's Memories, Zodiac and Zounds!
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Re: Hosta of the day -'White Christmas' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Jul 25, 2011 9:01 pm

Nice looking 'White Christmas'. How about you take over when I get away from my computer for a week or so (Aug. 10) and post those letters that I didn't have? Are any of those X, Y and Z hostas small - medium in size?
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Re: Hosta of the day -'White Christmas' - post your pics

Postby Phil_and_Gayle » Jul 26, 2011 6:08 am

My Zounds is still son the smallish size since it grows so slowly and the Zodiac is definitely in the medium range. Yesterday's Memories is on it's way to being a large plant (this is only it's third growing season) and Xanadu Paisley should be a medium but she keeps spreading!

As for posting pics the week of Aug 10th - - I'll give it a try. I can't promise that I can get to it every day as I hold a full time job, assist with my elderly mother, ya-da, ya-da, ya-da (you probably know how it goes). It would help if I knew ahead of time which letters of the alphabet are still open so that I can get the prep work done over the weekend prior to the 10th. Thanks for including me.
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Re: Hosta of the day -'White Christmas' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 19, 2011 10:15 am

White Christmas flower on July 24
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Re: Hosta of the day -'White Christmas' - post your pics

Postby Mark Raw » Aug 25, 2011 1:41 pm

Looks a stunning plant but I think with all the white (less chlorophyl) it may be very slow as was white feather for me gave up on it 3 years on and dwindled away to nothing. :eek:
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Re: Hosta of the day -'White Christmas' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 25, 2011 1:44 pm

It seems to do OK. Not a fast grower, but I don't have space for rampant fast growers anyway.
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Postby Mark Raw » Aug 25, 2011 2:41 pm

Me neither BUT Guacamole well perhaps a mistake if it gets too big will split it and give away parts to a friend
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Re: Hosta of the day -'White Christmas' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 25, 2011 4:25 pm

We have to have a FEW big ones. My best indulgence was 'Liberty'!
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Re: Hosta of the day -'White Christmas' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 24, 2012 9:57 pm

The last couple of years this one has been slug bate, but it always starts out looking great.
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Re: Hosta of the day -'White Christmas' - post your pics

Postby redcrx » Nov 15, 2012 8:10 am

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Re: Hosta of the day -'White Christmas' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 10, 2014 8:00 pm

2014 - for whatever reason, 'White Christmas' looked better this year than it has in a long time. The slugs more or less left it alone and it still looks pretty good in September. (The slugs did not leave ALL my plants alone, unfortunately). this picture, July 16, 2914.

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Re: Hosta of the day -'White Christmas' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 06, 2015 8:33 am

2015 - July 03. Early in the season this one looked great. But slugs got to it while I was away for 2 1/2 weeks in July.

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Re: Hosta of the day -'White Christmas' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 17, 2017 12:07 pm

2016 update - this one still does well and we had few slugs in 2016.

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