Daily Hosta #4 - 'Masquerade' - Post your pics

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Daily Hosta #4 - 'Masquerade' - Post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 23, 2011 7:48 am

Back from the west coast and we seem to have skipped "M".

Name: H. 'Masquerade' (formerly Venusta variegated)

Description: Very narrow white centered leaves with medium green margins.
Size: Mini (6"w x 4"h)
Origin: sieboldii hybrid
Flowers: purple
Source: Budd Gardens
Added to garden: early - around 1999-2000
Notes: Mine doesn't even come close to the size listed on its relatively new registration.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... Masquerade
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Masquerade
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/m/masquerade.html

One of my very first hostas. The second year in my garden it was so slow to emerge that I thought I'd lost it and bought another. Had the two until this year when one got infected by nematodes and I destroyed it.

This picture taken July 15.
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Re: Daily Hosta #4 - 'Masquerade' - Post your pics

Postby Willowy » Oct 13, 2011 9:47 am

Masquerade has been a good mini. I started with one tiny single eye of this plant and have nursed it along to the large patch shown below. It does revert, however each spring I simply remove the green leaves to keep it going. It is growing in a fair amount of sun and does not burn out.

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Re: Daily Hosta #4 - 'Masquerade' - Post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 11, 2012 2:43 pm

Must put this one back in the garden - it did much better there than it did in the pot. And I nearly lost what was left of it when the squirrels dug up the pot.

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Re: Daily Hosta #4 - 'Masquerade' - Post your pics

Postby redcrx » Sep 12, 2012 8:51 am

This was new for me this season.

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Re: Daily Hosta #4 - 'Masquerade' - Post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 01, 2014 8:24 pm

Mine pictures a few posts above succumbed during winter 2012-13. But I bought another in 2013 because this was one of my very earliest hostas. I sort of need it in the garden. This is the new division in its second year in my garden. Photo from July 16, 2014.

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Re: Daily Hosta #4 - 'Masquerade' - Post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 28, 2015 2:18 pm

2015 - June 21. Still growing, but was later attacked by slugs.

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Re: Daily Hosta #4 - 'Masquerade' - Post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 10, 2017 9:48 am

2016 update - I now keep this one in a pot and sink the pot into the trough or veggie garden for the winter. Less disturbance to the roots.

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