Pic of the Day--Satisfaction

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Pic of the Day--Satisfaction

Postby Hank Zumach » Aug 08, 2007 9:32 am

Hi All--In the last couple of days I have covered some varieties that have done less than average in our garden. That is not the case with today's variety.plant. It often happens when I look at today's plant, Rolling Stones music pops into my head. None of our other hostas cause me to think of say, the Three Tenors, so that gives you some idea of my musical background. I do get a lot of Satisfaction from the way this plant has developed. It has had an excellent growth rate. Since being added to our garden in 2002 its measurements have been 18x8, 24x7, 40x14, 42x19, 61x21 and 56x21. That makes our plant a bit shorter and wider than the registration size of 48x30. It makes me wonder how big this plant will be when the Stones finally make their last "Farewell Tour". Any slugs that may have tried this plant must have gotten so Stoned, they forgot why they were there and wandered off to munch on the Kabitan.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... tisfaction
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Satisfaction
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/s/satisfaction.html

The pix are from 2002, 2004, and 2007.
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Satisfaction 7-8-04c.JPG

Satisfaction 6-25-07c 016.jpg
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Postby eastwood2007 » Aug 08, 2007 9:35 am

I like mine, too, Hank. The colors are so vivid and have held very well all season.
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Postby Hosta12_Ia » Aug 08, 2007 9:36 am

:lol: Hank. I can't wait until mine grows up. Yours is beautiful. TFS
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Postby DBoweMD » Aug 08, 2007 1:01 pm

I really like this and all of the Piedmont Gold family of sports.
I just got Sentimentral Journey from Chris at the Hallson's Happening, which is similar except that the center is a subtle green, not much darker than the edges.
I have Piedmont Special, Lakeside Symphony (lighter center than edge, subtle), and Tyler's Treasure.
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Color like Francis Williams

Postby jobranch » Aug 08, 2007 7:21 pm

Love that color. Like Francis Williams. Great looking hosta.
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Postby Patrushka » Aug 08, 2007 7:43 pm

It's beautiful Hank! :cool:

I thought it looked a bit like Tyler's Treasure which I love. :wink: Thanks for the info on the Piedmont Gold sport family Dave. :D

Hank, What is the plant to the right of Satisfaction in the last two pics? I love those fringed leaves.
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Postby wishiwere » Aug 08, 2007 8:01 pm

:lol: Just love the your stories with each hosta, Hank! Satisfaction appears to be very satisfied in your gardens! :D
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Postby Hank Zumach » Aug 08, 2007 9:18 pm

Pat--That is a ligularia 'The Rocket'. Here is a photo of one in bloom.
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Postby Patrushka » Aug 08, 2007 9:22 pm

Thanks Hank. :D Very cool. :cool:
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Re: Pic of the Day--Satisfaction

Postby tsbccowboy » Feb 18, 2015 7:40 pm

'Satisfaction' has been my fastest growing Hosta. It had one big eye when purchased in 2006.


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Satisfaction
7/15/08


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6/30/10


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6/20/12


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7/10/14
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Re: Pic of the Day--Satisfaction

Postby Chris_W » Feb 18, 2015 8:55 pm

Wow, what an impressive specimen! This has been a favorite of mine for a while and your pictures prove it even more. Thanks :D
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Re: Pic of the Day--Satisfaction

Postby Diana » Feb 18, 2015 10:38 pm

I understand that Hank has gone on to other endeavours, but I so love his posts that explained how a particular hosta had been growing for him in his location. Thanks, Cowboy, for your progression photos. Satisfaction is a real winner!
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Re: Pic of the Day--Satisfaction

Postby harryshoe » Feb 19, 2015 12:33 pm

I have to agree with Hank. Planted as a bare root from Hallson Gardens, Satisfaction has quickly become a star in my garden. Pics below are from spring 2014, year 3 from planting.

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The color of this hosta enhances the colors of its neighbors.

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Re: Pic of the Day--Satisfaction

Postby tsbccowboy » Feb 19, 2015 2:05 pm

Beautiful setting Harryshoe! Your 'Satisfaction' is going to be even bigger this year.

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Re: Pic of the Day--Satisfaction

Postby santamiller » Apr 04, 2015 12:05 pm

First year plant from Hallson in 2014. I believe it had 3 eyes. This year it has 9. Here is last year's picture along with what I found a couple of months ago when I removed it from the pot.

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