Hosta of the Day - Sleeping Beauty

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Hosta of the Day - Sleeping Beauty

Postby redcrx » Nov 24, 2012 6:53 am

Sleeping Beauty is a Halcyon sport that comes up with a dusty blue center and a white margin.

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I have had it since 2010:
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Here it is this season. It doesn't get much light which slows its growth.
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I put a few small ones in a trough so I give these more light.
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Re: New Hosta of the Day - Sleeping Beauty

Postby irawon » Nov 26, 2012 8:17 pm

I planted SB in 2012. This pic was taken on June, 2012. It's doing well despite tree root competition because it's watered daily.
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Re: New Hosta of the Day - Sleeping Beauty

Postby Chris_W » Nov 27, 2012 2:03 am

This one is really similar to other margined sports of Halcyon but what makes it different is that it comes up with a chartreuse edge and then lightens to creamy white later on. Like the other sports such as First Frost it really does hold up well through the year. Yours looks great even with root competition, Irawon! I have one planted in the garden as a memorial to our kitten Gracie we lost in 2008 :(
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Re: New Hosta of the Day - Sleeping Beauty

Postby irawon » Nov 27, 2012 11:58 am

Thanks for the nice words, Chris. Sorry to hear about your Kitty. Like you I've planted a hosta in memory of our miniature poodle. I used Guardian Angel, which doesn't look that great yet. I found this little rock, which I set beside GA. Everytime I read it I choke up.
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Re: New Hosta of the Day - Sleeping Beauty

Postby redcrx » Nov 27, 2012 12:09 pm

That's beautiful. We lost Lambchop (Bichon Frise) this summer.
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Re: New Hosta of the Day - Sleeping Beauty

Postby irawon » Nov 27, 2012 4:11 pm

Ed, so sorry. I know how your heart must be aching.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Sleeping Beauty

Postby redcrx » May 13, 2015 3:35 pm

I didn't realize it was so streaky. This is the middle one of three in a trough.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Sleeping Beauty

Postby redcrx » May 04, 2016 6:11 pm

Sleeping Beauty in a trough.
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