Daily Hosta #1 - 'Alligator Shoes' - Add your pics

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Daily Hosta #1 - 'Alligator Shoes' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 16, 2011 7:25 am

Name: H. 'Alligator Shoes'

Description: The broad leaf is a unique blue-green colour with a substantial creamy-white border and a tapered point that twists slightly. The immature leaf is smooth but as the plant matures the leaf develops a pebbling on the surface.
Size: Large 52"w x 24"h
Origin: H. 'Dorothy Benedict' x H. montana
Flowers: lavender
Added to garden: Spring 2008
Notes: Needs morning sun to develop well.

Registry link: http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... or%20Shoes
MyHostas Database link: http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Alligator+Shoes
Hosta Library: http://www.hostalibrary.org/a/alligator.html

When I purchased this plant, it was not described as large anywhere. That's been changed and mine quickly became larger than I anticipated. I moved it at the end of 2010 and took several divisions from it. I expect it to recoup those divisions very quickly. I like this one a lot.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Alligator Shoes' - Add your pics

Postby Linda P » Nov 16, 2011 9:03 am

A favorite of mine! I almost lost mine to voles or winter uglies or something. I moved a tiny little bit
of crown and a few roots, and now I have a decent sized plant again. It took a few years, but by next
spring I think it will be back to its former size. It's a commanding presence in the hosta garden. Nope,
no pictures. Lost my old file, and it hasn't been picture-worthy for a few years.

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And frosts are slain and flowers begotten.....
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Alligator Shoes' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 26, 2012 7:35 pm

Alligator_Shoes-2012-0715sx.jpg
A 2012 picture.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Alligator Shoes' - Add your pics

Postby thy » Aug 26, 2012 7:46 pm

Mine just started to look like a real Alligator Shoes this year... 4 years after i moved it

It is good, just one of those really good hostas you need to have
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Alligator Shoes' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 26, 2012 7:53 pm

I divided mine in 2011 and sold off some divisions. It's still catching up to what it was - a lovely hosta even so.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Alligator Shoes' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 20, 2014 8:51 pm

Here it is in 2014 - July 27.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Alligator Shoes' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 14, 2015 8:50 pm

2015 - it's nearly 30" in diameter. This picture July 25. It survived well while we were away. Some of my plants were attacked by slugs.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Alligator Shoes' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Mar 26, 2017 6:30 pm

July 23, 2016 update.

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