Alex Summers

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Alex Summers

Postby rufie98 » Sep 27, 2012 9:07 pm

Was out in my garden today and took this picture. Have to say I am just loving Alex Summers. It actually looks even better in real life! I purchased it this spring and have kept it in a pot. Can't wait to see it next year. I noticed there isn't a thread on this one. Anyone want to post a photo or add their opinion?

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... %20Summers
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Alex+Summers
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/a/alex.html

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Re: Alex Summers

Postby gesila9 » Sep 27, 2012 9:17 pm

I got mine as a bonus hosta from Chris in the fall of 2010. Except for a little nibble from the rabbit, this one is almost perfect despite being in full sun and an area that was infested by slugs this summer. One of my favorites:

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Re: Alex Summers

Postby rufie98 » Sep 27, 2012 10:35 pm

Lovely! That was a great "bonus" plant you got. Mine only receives a couple hours of afternoon sun. It is holding up very well for this time of the year. I was also impressed with the second flush of growth it had this season. Also one leaf had broken off during our backyard reno. I think it would have been in the 6 o'clock position.
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Re: Alex Summers

Postby rockNhostas » Sep 27, 2012 10:40 pm

Alex Summers has become my favorite. I can't say enough about it. Beautiful, showy hosta with slug resistance and sun tolerance. It even appeared drought tolerant this year. Love this one!
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Re: Alex Summers

Postby rufie98 » Sep 27, 2012 10:46 pm

Great pictures rockNhostas. Thanks for showing us the flower too.

It was just by chance that I happen to pick this hosta out at a very large hosta sale. I think I got lucky and picked a winner.
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Re: Alex Summers

Postby rockNhostas » Sep 27, 2012 11:09 pm

Yes, you got lucky. I honestly was not overly impressed with it when it was younger, but that sure changed! You will be so happy with it when it matures.
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Re: Alex Summers

Postby redcrx » Sep 28, 2012 7:44 am

Great looking hosta.
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Re: Alex Summers

Postby Eleven » Oct 31, 2012 8:44 am

Here's a pic of the replacement Alex Summers that I added this spring. My other suffered a near death experience :(

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Re: Alex Summers

Postby Eleven » Sep 23, 2014 1:21 pm

Here is Alex Summers blooming this July 2014. It's doing well enough, even though planted between a burning bush, dogwood, and some large rhododendrons.

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Re: Alex Summers

Postby Moccasin » Mar 01, 2015 12:36 pm

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Re: Alex Summers

Postby Chris_W » Mar 01, 2015 1:32 pm

That is a great looking Alex Summers, Moccasin. I don't think I've seen very many that are that completely consistent. Usually there is a leaf or two showing some reversions back to Gold Regal mixed in there. The other hostas look really nice too :)
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