Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

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Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 17, 2011 6:26 am

Name: H. 'Pandora's Box'

Description: Thick, glaucous leaves. Palest chartreuse to creamy white leaf centres with a dark grey-green margin; a lighter green area appears in the leaf where the white and green meet.
Size: Mini (6"w x 2"h)
Origin: tissue cultured sport of H. 'Baby Bunting'
Flowers: Bell-shaped lavender flowers in early July on white scapes.
Added to garden: Spring 2004

This picture taken July 29. All of my 'Baby Bunting' family got waterlogged in 2009 when the drainage failed in a container and none of them have done as well since then. This one is struggling, but I have hope that it will gradually make a comeback.

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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby Mark Raw » Sep 17, 2011 7:15 am

Stunning hosta Pandora only mini I ever tried and didnt habe much luck at all with it. Are they seperate plants or stolons
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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby paul_in_mn » Sep 17, 2011 9:39 am

This one has been up and down for me - a couple of good years when first planted and then diminished for a couple of years. Comments I've heard that Pandora's Box is one of those that may grow better in a pot.......so potted it up last year- top is Aug '10 and bottom is from a week ago......

Pot gets more light and water than where it was planted previously.
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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 17, 2011 9:49 am

That's an incredible change in a month!
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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby paul_in_mn » Sep 17, 2011 9:58 am

13 months
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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 17, 2011 10:00 am

Oops, I was reading your August '10 as August 10.
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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby redcrx » Sep 17, 2011 2:53 pm

Here's mine today. I have had it about 4 years.

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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby Mark Raw » Sep 17, 2011 5:06 pm

Stunning
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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 12, 2012 4:40 pm

Well, I'm down to one small division.
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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby rockNhostas » Sep 12, 2012 7:20 pm

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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 12, 2012 7:52 pm

That's the biggest one I've seen that has as much white as mine. Most of the others pictured have quite a bit more green in the leaves.
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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby rockNhostas » Sep 12, 2012 8:57 pm

I was surprised when I started visiting this forum and people considered this one tough to grow. This one was divided in half already and moved on top of that. Still doing good.
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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby irawon » Sep 15, 2012 10:13 am

RocknHosta,

That's a gorgeous Pandora's Box. Love the flowers.

This is the only good picture I have of PB taken on June 10 this year. It's been in this location in quite a bit of shade since 2008.
The slugs really like it. The leaves look like Swiss cheese right now. I forgot to use a copper collar.

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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby irawon » Sep 15, 2012 10:36 am

I found another pic of PB from earlier in the year (May 27). The amount of whiteness in the leaves could be the product of progress/age during the growing season ???

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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby Eleven » Nov 05, 2012 1:35 pm

'Pandora's Box', purchased last year but not planted in front of 'Sum and Substance' until this summer:
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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 02, 2014 9:05 pm

2014 - mine is hanging in there, but not showing much growth. Photo July 16, 2014.

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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 30, 2015 6:24 am

2015 - July 03. Two divisions of Pandora's Box. The first is a decade old and has been just barely hanging on for a long time. It has now disappeared but I've not yet checked as to whether the roots are OK.
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The second was new this year.
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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Pandora's Box'

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 11, 2017 7:56 am

2016 update - The older, smaller division did not make it through winter 2015-16. The newer one with more green did well.

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