Daily Hosta #1 - 'Great Expectations' - Add your pics

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Daily Hosta #1 - 'Great Expectations' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 24, 2011 6:29 am

Name: H. 'Great Expectations'

Description: Beautiful large round puckered leaves with wide, irregular streaking margins of blue and light green.
Size: Medium (33"w x 22"h)
Origin: sport of H. sieboldiana 'Elegans'
Flowers: White on tall scapes, in late June or July
Added to garden: one of my earlier Hostas. Late 1990's
Notes: Partially reverted to green in 2004. Green part was removed. Slow growth rate. Appreciates some morning sun.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... pectations

MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Great+Expectations

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/g/great.html

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Great Expectations' - Add your pics

Postby Linda P » Oct 24, 2011 7:50 am

This is a pic from 2008, but it still looks about the same. I've taken a solid blue chunk out of it, and two
years ago had a nicely streaked division that produced some seed pods. No streaked seedlings, but I
got a really interesting yellow that turns misty gray and then blue over the season.
Each year I expect that this plant will just disappear on me, but so far, so good. I've had it since 2000,
so it's just finishing year 11.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Great Expectations' - Add your pics

Postby paul_in_mn » Oct 24, 2011 8:28 am

This is the brightest the center has been (planted 08), though still one division. Pic from May.
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Postby ogrefcf » Oct 24, 2011 10:41 am

I got a ugly little one. Don't think I have any pics of it and it's pretty much done for the year. Curious to see how it does last year.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Great Expectations' - Add your pics

Postby Tigger » Oct 24, 2011 3:21 pm

I can put my hands on a pic for this one. Unfortunately, this plant right now is living in a large dish underneath a pine tree; we had to lift it (ugh!) in order to repave the driveway. I hope it doesn't suffer too much, as it is one of our prize hostas.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Great Expectations' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 25, 2011 8:48 am

Lovely. Am keeping my fingers crossed that is survives all right. (Might be a good opportunity to divide it and either plant it in a group for a larger clump or grow it in more than one location?)
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Postby wendys_garden » Oct 30, 2011 4:19 pm

It's a favorite of mine! I have 2. The first one grows in mid-day sun, 11:00-2:00. The second one is in sun from about 1:00-3:00. Both are young, less than 3 yrs old.

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Postby thy » Oct 30, 2011 6:05 pm

Here up north the need full sun and then they are still slow but growing to some of the most beautiful hostas I know

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Great Expectations' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 07, 2012 7:12 pm

This one is fully mature - I've had it more than a decade and I see little or no growth from year to year, though it's not huge.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Great Expectations' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 27, 2014 6:43 pm

2014 - not much change. I did have a green leaf this year, but it was just a single leaf, not a full eye; so no real division was necessary.

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Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 19, 2015 4:58 pm

2015 - July 03. Maybe I should have divided out that green leaf last year as this year I had an entire green eye but I was able to cut it out with a root knife (and plant it and grow it as well). My plant gets quite a bit more sun than it used to have because of neighbourhood trees lost to Emerald Ash Borer. It will be interesting to see what difference it makes.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Great Expectations' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 02, 2017 12:25 pm

2016 update - June 28

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Great Expectations' - Add your pics

Postby Mountainy Man » Apr 13, 2017 7:16 pm

GE on 30 may 2016.
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Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 13, 2017 7:17 pm

:D :)
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