Hosta of the Day - Gunther's Prize

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Hosta of the Day - Gunther's Prize

Postby redcrx » Oct 03, 2012 7:39 am

Gunther's Prize is a streaky sport of Sum and Substance.

I got two little pieces of this in 2009. They took a beating this season.
The first was nibbled by rabbits and then totally devoured by deer.

Registry - not registered as of Nov. 2012

MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Gunther%27s+Prize

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

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The second, I think was damaged by frost and never came up. I thought I had lost it. I dug up the remnant to put it in a pot and found it had 5 late sprouts coming in.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Gunther's Prize

Postby Linda P » Oct 03, 2012 8:01 am

Well, of course the deer and rabbits would want to go after this one! They'd probably skip over an entire bed of green volunteer
seedlings to get to one like this!
I got a nice start from a hosta friend last spring, and it's held up well in this horrid dry hot summer, and is still looking decent.
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And frosts are slain and flowers begotten.....
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Gunther's Prize

Postby gesila9 » Oct 04, 2012 7:04 am

I potted my Gunther's Prize up to keep it from the rabbits. I sat this one out in full sun this summer. It grew three new shoots. I'm looking forward to it being a nice sized plant next spring.

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Re: Hosta of the Day - Gunther's Prize

Postby redcrx » Jul 03, 2017 12:11 pm

Gunther's Prize today:
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