'World Cup' - hosta of the day - please add your photos

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'World Cup' - hosta of the day - please add your photos

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 13, 2014 1:05 pm

'World Cup' has rich gold foliage that is distinctly cupped; hybrid of 'Komodo Dragon' X 'Super Bowl' that combines the best of both parents; from the breeding program of Doug Beilstein, Mansfield, OH. Deeply corrugated, large.

Hosta Registry: http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... orld%20Cup
My Hostas Database: http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/World+Cup
Hosta Library: http://www.hostalibrary.org/wx/worldcup.html

I received mine as a liner when I attended the Hosta Forum west of Toronto in April 2014. So far it has been growing in a large pot and since it has the potential to become quite a large plant, I’m reserving judgement on whether I will keep it long-term. Space is very limited in my garden. Photo July 16, 2014.

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Postby Eleven » Sep 25, 2014 3:29 pm

I picked up mine at a local hosta sale in August. You can see that a few leaves were damaged in the recent hailstorm. I tend to stay away from cupped hostas (doubt I ever buy Abiqua Drinking Gourd) but I liked this one. I'm interested to see if it shows some mature leaves next year.

Hosta World Cup 2014-0810 newly home
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Hosta World Cup 2014-0828 a couple evenings after being planted
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Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 06, 2015 8:28 am

Sad to report that mine didn't make it through the winter last year. I had the pot in my enclosed porch rather than sinking it into my garden. Big mistake, I guess.
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Postby Eleven » Oct 06, 2015 1:17 pm

June 3rd mine didn't look much different from last year.

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Postby ontariohostaholic » Dec 26, 2015 9:19 pm

This is our 'World Cup' in July 2012. It is now (Fall 2015) 22" H and 30+"W. It's an absolutely gorgeous hosta that given the right light goes a beautiful yellow/gold especially when the hosta matures and becomes heavily corrugated. A must have.

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Postby ViolaAnn » Dec 26, 2015 11:39 pm

:D
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