Hosta of the Day - Dream Queen

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Hosta of the Day - Dream Queen

Postby redcrx » Mar 18, 2013 12:05 pm

Dream Queen is a sport of Great Expectations.

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This is one of the oldest in my garden going back to 2008. I have two - one sits next to Elegans and the other sits in my Striptease sport garden but DQ is not a Striptease sport.
The one with the Striptease family is a lot bigger.
Here are some photos from 2012 season.
Here is the big one:
Dream Queen 12 01198-5-8z21.jpg

Dream Queen 12 02030-6-7z21.jpg

Here is the smaller on next to Elegans:
Dream Queen 12 02040-6-7z18.jpg

Dream Queen 12 06204-9-6z20.jpg

Dream Queen 12 07398-10-5z50.JPG
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dream Queen

Postby redcrx » Mar 18, 2013 12:12 pm

Here are some photos from earlier seasons:
Two from 2011 both of the bigger one in my Striptease garden:
Dream Queen 11 0575.JPG

Dream Queen 11 0951-16p.JPG


Two from late 2010 both of the smaller one next to Elegans - the center went white:
Dream Queen 10 0460.JPG
Dream Queen 10 0462.JPG
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dream Queen

Postby paul_in_mn » Mar 18, 2013 4:16 pm

Noticed mine is bluer than others posted (pic June 20, 2011), planted in 2008.
Hosta 'Dream Queen' (08)-1.JPG
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dream Queen

Postby thy » Mar 18, 2013 8:39 pm

Well yours is very lovely :D
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dream Queen

Postby irawon » Mar 18, 2013 10:38 pm

Ed and Paul, lovely Dream Queens there. Mine is one year older (planted in 2007) than Ed's larger one but it gets a lot of competition for nutrients from the spruce it's planted under.

DREAM QUEEN on June 10, 2012
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dream Queen

Postby redcrx » May 16, 2013 9:38 pm

I think one of my Dream Queen is really Great Expectations. The center is really wide this season.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dream Queen

Postby Mark Raw » May 16, 2013 10:40 pm

That does look more like a GE than DQ to me too. My DQ has the much greater blue border but ater 3 years is still only one eye. Amazed it's lasted this long to be honest. My GE ghas gone from 2 eyes to 6 this year !!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dream Queen

Postby Mark Raw » May 16, 2013 10:41 pm

That does look more like a GE than DQ to me too. My DQ has the much greater blue border but ater 3 years is still only one eye. Amazed it's lasted this long to be honest. My GE has gone from 2 eyes to 6 this year !!!!!!!!!!
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