Daily Hosta #1 - 'Mack the Knife' - Add your pics

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Daily Hosta #1 - 'Mack the Knife' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 24, 2011 11:54 am

Name: H. 'Mack the Knife'

Description: Beautiful dark green leaves are framed with uneven gold margins with hints of orange which fades late in the season.
Size: Small (15"w x 5"h)
Origin: H. 'Galaxy' x H. 'Hadspen Heron'
Flowers: Funnel-shaped, pale lavender on upright, bare, green scapes in late July
Added to garden: Spring 2004
Notes: Not so sure mine has ever shown orange in the margins.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... he%20Knife

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Mack+the+Knife

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/m/mack.html

This picture July 18. Mine languished for years too close to my driveway where it is very dry. This year I lifted it, took a couple of divisions from it and replanted it in a new spot - east side of my house. It got a bit sunburnt in our unusually hot and sunny June (after a cool, wet may). But in general it has done well in the new location and may have a new lease on life.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Mack the Knife' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 11, 2012 2:55 pm

'Mack the Knife' has done well in its new location, in spite of scorching sun reflecting between the white aluminum siding on two houses.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Mack the Knife' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 01, 2014 8:14 pm

2014 - strange leaves on "Mack" this year but it's been attributed to our very slow, cool, wet spring. It appears to have slightly rhizomatous tendencies as there is clearly a second eye growing at some distance from the main crown of the plant. I will divide it off for plant sales in the spring. You can see that additional eye at about 5 o'clock.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Mack the Knife' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 28, 2015 2:09 pm

2015 - July 25. Doing OK, but nothing special in 2015.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Mack the Knife' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 10, 2017 7:21 am

2016 update. This one still didn't do particularly well. I dug it and divided it and will be getting rid of this this year.
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