Daily Hosta #1 - 'First Mate' - Add your pics

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Daily Hosta #1 - 'First Mate' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 31, 2011 7:41 am

Name: H. 'First Mate'

Description: Vigorous clump of narrow, thick, variegated and heavily rippled golden leaves, each surrounded by a dramatic dark green border. Exceptional substance and waxy look.
Size: Small (21"w x 10"h)
Origin: tetraploid sport of H. sieboldii ‘Kabitan’ (Machen 2003)
Flowers: In mid-August, the clumps are topped with 2' flower spikes of light lavender flowers
Added to garden: August 2007

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... rst%20Mate
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/First+Mate
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/f/firstmate.html

Mine was divided spring 2011 and replanted in several groups rather than as a large clump.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'First Mate' - Add your pics

Postby redcrx » Oct 31, 2011 7:54 am

Here's mine - a three year old clump.

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And some shots from last season:

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'First Mate' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 05, 2012 6:48 pm

I had expected this one to fill out more than it has. I'm hoping for more growth next year. It was doing well before i divided it in 2011. When I replanted, I did so in groups rather than as a clump.
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Postby redcrx » Sep 06, 2012 8:28 am

Here is mine:

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Postby boops » Sep 06, 2012 9:09 am

here is mine-just purchased a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'First Mate' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 26, 2014 5:58 pm

This is one of the few plants that didn't respond very well to being divided and replanted as 3 groups. Finally, in 2014, 3 years after it was divided, it's beginning to look good again and I believe I moved some of the divisions closer together last year.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'First Mate' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 18, 2015 10:58 am

2015 - July 03. Not a lot of change from last year.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'First Mate' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 01, 2017 4:47 pm

2016 update June 28. Not much change.

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