Daily Hosta #1 - 'Ice Age Trail' - Add your pics

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Daily Hosta #1 - 'Ice Age Trail' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 20, 2011 6:10 am

Name: H. 'Ice Age Trail'

Description: Frosty blue leaves and beautiful streaks of gold. Colour changes to dark green and creamy white by mid-summer. Thick substance.
Size: Medium (36"w x 16"h)
Origin: Sport of H. 'Big Daddy'
Flowers: Dense clusters of near-white, tubular flowers.
Added to garden: spring 2006

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... ge%20Trail
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Ice+Age+Trail
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/i/iceagetrail.html

Mine has been a VERY slow grower. First location was too dark so I moved it in 2010 and it bloomed and set seed. However, this year it did not bloom. Might need to prune the tree above again.
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Postby gesila9 » Oct 20, 2011 9:36 am

I've had this one on and off my cart all summer. Does it maintain it's streaking? Looks like it's slug resistant.
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Postby paul_in_mn » Oct 20, 2011 9:55 am

Pic from July 22 - 1st year - source Hallson
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Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 20, 2011 10:08 pm

Very pretty and much more streaked than mine.
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Postby Pieter » Oct 21, 2011 10:16 am

Taking a look at the pictures in the HL, you can see what look to be 2 different versions of streaking, one only medio-streaking and the other seems to add what almost looks like edge variegation. It makes you wonder if indeed there are 2 different versions of streaking, or whether this more medio version Ann and I have -which would appear to be more common, judging by the HL pix- is part of a reversion or stabilization process. I'm sure taken with what Paul's looks like. Like Ann's, mine has also been a slow grower, it'll be interesting to hear from Paul as to how well his grows over the next couple of years. Here's mine in its 5th year:

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Postby redcrx » Oct 21, 2011 10:51 am

I had to take a big green hunk off mine this season.

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Postby Phil_and_Gayle » Oct 21, 2011 9:39 pm

We've had ours five years now and the streaking seems very stable.
However, it is a painfully slow grower and to add insult to injury, something really enjoyed chewing on it this year!!
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Postby wendys_garden » Oct 30, 2011 4:37 pm

Mine is new, purchased in August. I immediately divided it:

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Postby thy » Oct 30, 2011 5:53 pm

Slow and beautiful. Minw is something between the firs 2 pics in streaks, but it have been very stable, never seen a blue sport on it and I have had it for years.
I recomend this one to be the first streaker for newbees :D
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Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 08, 2012 4:12 pm

Mine has never had as much streaking as some of those above, but this year, for the first time, it has set seed.
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Postby rockNhostas » Sep 09, 2012 10:01 am

I have not quite made up my mind on this one. It's growing pretty well for me despite the weird spring setting everything back. Mine had some leaves that were mostly green although there was still some streaking in them. I'll keep an eye on those, but didn't want to remove them quite yet. I thought it would be best to leave it alone this year considering the setback it had with the frost this year. If they come back solid green next year I will. Overall, my enthusiasm has waned for this one compared to when I first got it.
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Postby Chris_W » Sep 09, 2012 2:18 pm

Like almost all streaked plants there will be a ton of variation from plant to plant, year to year, and this one really does often go to an edge, a middle variegation, or solid blue-green (back to Big Daddy). More variegation/streaking will cause it to grow a lot slower. As a breeding plant it does provide some streaked offspring.
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Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 28, 2014 7:32 pm

Mine has never had much streaking but here it is in 2014 - mid July.

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Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 20, 2015 10:15 pm

2015 - July 03. This is early in the season but it grew well throughout. It's mostly a lovely large, blue plant with only a little bit of streaking. No seedlings from last year, but I have more pods again this year.

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Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 03, 2017 11:48 am

2016 - one day this will be solid blue.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Ice Age Trail' - Add your pics

Postby Pieter » Apr 03, 2017 11:49 pm

Finally after 10 years I divided my 'Ice Age Trail' last year when it showed a very nice, almost stable medio-variegated section.
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As an aside, the above picture was taken April 28th last year, I doubt the plant will show that big the same day this year, we're easily 3-4 weeks behind in terms of plant development compared to last year, it's been a very cold spring out here in Canada's banana belt...
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And these are the other divisions.... most are still streaked but there was also a couple of solid colored divisions, the ones at the top, guess you could refer to those as 'Big Daddy'...
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