Daily Hosta #1 - 'Karin' - Add your pics

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Daily Hosta #1 - 'Karin' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 02, 2011 7:06 am

Name: H. 'Karin'

Description: Dark green leaves with wide yellow margins. Thick leaves. "Tetraploid".
Size: Medium
Origin: sport of H. 'Anne'
Flowers: Purple flowers in late July. Inflorescence leaves on scape.
Added to garden: spring 2006
Notes: This hosta is patented. Sun tolerant. Karin is the name of my elder daughter. Interesting since my name is Ann, albeit spelled differently. The Registry listings for size indicate a much larger plant than mine appears to be.

This hosta illustrates the pitfalls of choosing a hosta by name. This one has a tendency to drawstring and, in general, doesn't really appeal to me but I'll have to keep it in my garden. The drawstring seemed worse than usual this year because of the very wet May we experienced.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... iety=Karin
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Karin
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/k/karin.html

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Karin' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 09, 2012 12:12 pm

Dry year, this year and 'Karin' did well. Not so much drawstringing.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Karin' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 29, 2014 9:10 pm

'Karin' at 9 years in my garden is now mature and looking quite good. But I don't expect to see much change from year to year.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Karin' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 21, 2015 10:51 am

2015 - Aug. 02.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Karin' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 04, 2017 10:34 am

2016 update -
Karin-2016-0805s.jpg
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