Hosta of the day -'Teaspoon' - post your pics

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Hosta of the day -'Teaspoon' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 07, 2011 7:39 am

Today's hosta - 'Teaspoon'. It was added to my garden spring 2008 and was a fast grower. but I wasn't so sure I wanted to devote so much garden space to it. Last autumn, I dug and divided it, intending to get rid of all of it, but in the end I kept a good-sized division and put it in a pot with some 'Cracker Crumbs' around it. I haven't decided where or when I'll return it to the garden.
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Re: Hosta of the day -'Teaspoon' - post your pics

Postby Chris_W » Aug 07, 2011 10:12 am

This is a really cute plant, but like you mentioned, it does grow larger than expected. Though I still consider it a "small" hosta, its growth rate is so good it might be a small/medium. Might actually work great as a border plant as you can divide it often and keep spreading it around :)
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Postby kaylyred » Aug 07, 2011 11:42 am

Ann, what's the plant behind teaspoon?
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Postby paul_in_mn » Aug 07, 2011 11:46 am

Pic from last year. Keep thinking I'll have to move it, but each year spreads a little more and fights for space. S/M may be about right.
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Postby ogrefcf » Aug 07, 2011 12:24 pm

kaylyred wrote:Ann, what's the plant behind teaspoon?


Looks like a Tiara, Grand Tiara maybe?

Starting to like the smaller Hosta's. I really don't have any and think I am going to have to change that and Teaspoon is going on the list.
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Re: Hosta of the day -'Teaspoon' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 07, 2011 4:24 pm

That's 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles' in the pot behind 'Teaspoon'.
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Postby redcrx » Aug 08, 2011 8:33 pm

I have two 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles'. One looks like Grand Tiara and the other has a thinner center.
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Postby Pieter » Aug 08, 2011 10:25 pm

This is the larger of the 2 divisions I have, back in late April. This is its 3rd season here, received in trade in 2009 as a small 2-shoot division. It has certainly lived up to its reputation for vigour, and as a side note, last year I saw none of the serration it had when I received it, but that's back this year.

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Re: Hosta of the day -'Teaspoon' - post your pics

Postby LivinintheShade » Aug 10, 2011 8:07 pm

I planted this last year.

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Postby jgh » Aug 10, 2011 9:16 pm

(forgive the late season pictures - heat has done a lot of damage and I haven't had time to dead head anything...)


Mine was moved two years ago... several nice divisions taken... and it is now 30" in diameter. It has small leaves, but I'd definitely call it a medium.

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Re: Hosta of the day -'Teaspoon' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 19, 2012 3:43 pm

Name: H. ‘Teaspoon’

Description: Medium green moderately corrugated, cupped and roundish leaf the shape of a teaspoon.
Size: Small (21"w x 8"h)
Origin: H. 'Birchwood Parky's Gold' x H. 'Golden Tiara'
Flowers: light pink tubular on 20" scapes
Source: Fundy Beauties
Added to garden: Spring 2008
Notes: leaves are small, but it forms a good-sized clump quite quickly . Mine was fully divided in 2011 and I nearly gave it all away, but instead I grew on one small division and put it in a new location.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=6497&Variety=Teaspoon
MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Teaspoon
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/t/teaspoon.html

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Postby rockNhostas » Sep 19, 2012 5:47 pm

I would call mine a medium also.
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Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 20, 2012 9:57 am

I think by definition - leaf size, the AHS classifies this one as small, but we all know that the mounds can get quite large.
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Postby boops » Sep 21, 2012 1:51 pm

Moved out of my mini garden a month or so ago was a bonus from Chris-I have it by my Queen of the Seas right now. Something chewing on it since I moved it :(

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Postby Eleven » Nov 05, 2012 2:07 pm

'Teaspoon', a new addition last year that evidently has tasty flower buds (bunny ate them the day after pic was taken):
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Re: Hosta of the day -'Teaspoon' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 08, 2014 6:48 pm

I located mine in a new garden at the end of 2012 and it seems to like it there. Picture July 8, 2014.

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Re: Hosta of the day -'Teaspoon' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 04, 2015 6:18 am

2015 - July 03. Still growing well. I took a few divisions from the sides of it this autumn to keep it at a size appropriate to the location.
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Re: Hosta of the day -'Teaspoon' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 17, 2017 11:52 am

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