Hosta of the Day 'Spilt Milk' - Post Your Pics

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Hosta of the Day 'Spilt Milk' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 24, 2011 8:06 am

Today's hosta - 'Spilt Milk'. Mine was new spring 2006. I took a couple of divisions from it this past spring, but other than that it has never been divided. Mine doesn't have as much milk "spilt" on it as some, but it's still a lovely hosta.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=6109&Variety=Spilt%20Milk

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Spilt+Milk

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/s/spilt.html

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Postby Linda P » Aug 24, 2011 8:39 am

One of my favorites in the garden! I lost a big old clump a few years ago and immediately got another to
replace it. It's certainly one fo the most distinctive. Once you see it and know what it is, you can't miss it!

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Postby Phil_and_Gayle » Aug 24, 2011 8:23 pm

Our Spilt Milk was doing great until late last summer when it almost died; we still don't know what was ailing it. I dug it up thinking it might be voles but could find no obvious problem with the root system. It separated easily into 3 pieces, one of which just didn't come up this spring. The remaining two pieces seem to be getting along okay and we look forward to them gaining in size next year.

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Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 24, 2011 9:21 pm

Yours looks quite misty. So glad some of it survived and is doing well this year.
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Postby paul_in_mn » Aug 25, 2011 12:36 am

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Postby Linda P » Aug 25, 2011 9:03 am

Phil and Gayle, that is exactly what happened to mine, only the whole thing died. It was just gone. It never showed any signs of distress,
and no signs that voles were at it. It just was there one year and didn't come up the next. It was an open winter with no snow cover and
very cold temps that year, and I think perhaps I didn't have it planted quite deep enough to protect the crown under those cirucmstances, but
that was just a guess.

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Spilt Milk' - Post Your Pics

Postby redcrx » Aug 27, 2011 12:48 pm

Mine doesn't show much "milk" just some hail damage.

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But its sport Pistache has a little.
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Postby dash » Aug 27, 2011 10:21 pm

2nd yr for mine and it had sported an edge. Image
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Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 28, 2011 7:18 am

Dennis - that's interesting. Actually, quite pretty. I wonder if it will retain that margin.
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Postby dash » Aug 28, 2011 7:42 pm

Thanks Ann, I was hoping that it would bloom this year but no luck,maybe next year. :-?
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Spilt Milk' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 17, 2012 6:51 pm

Name: H. 'Spilt Milk' - 2008

Description: One of the most unique hostas. A stunning clump of blue-green cupped foliage with an unusual assortment of streaking and misting in the centre of each leaf.

Size: Large (36"w x 20"h) - I believe mine is larger
Origin: Parentage Unknown
Flowers: Pure white tubular in late spring.
Source: Floral and Hardy
Added to garden: Spring 2006
Mine doesn't have as much streaking as many do, but it has grown well.

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Postby Schattenfreude » Sep 17, 2012 7:51 pm

This is mine that I bought from Chris in the spring of 2011. I had it in a pot all summer long and it looked good. This year in the ground it didn't seem to do too much for me, so I never got a pic. Actually, I took few pics due to the heat/drought stress.... Hoping for a floriferous 2013!! Does Spilt Milk require some light/sun for the white streaks to stand out?

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Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 06, 2014 1:21 pm

2014 - 10th year in my garden and this one is mature. Looks great. Picture July 16, 2014.

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Postby tsbccowboy » Feb 24, 2015 11:05 am

Received a nice 2 eyed 'Spilt Milk' from Hallson's in 2004. It did well until 2013 when tree roots got to it. It will take some time to recover.

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Postby harryshoe » Feb 24, 2015 3:56 pm

I think Spilt Milk is the only hosta I have killed. I need to get another. These pictures are enticing. I feel enabled. Yeah, Spilt Milk and Liberty. Then I'll be done.
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Postby tsugajunkie » Mar 09, 2015 6:36 pm

Just too nice of a hosta not to have one.

Mine in 2012.

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Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 03, 2015 11:14 am

2015 - July 25. Still looking good.

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Spilt Milk' - Post Your Pics

Postby Carol O » Jun 24, 2016 1:22 pm

My Spilt Milk with flower

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Spilt Milk' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 13, 2017 10:50 am

2016 update

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Spilt Milk' - Post Your Pics

Postby redcrx » May 11, 2017 4:30 am

This might be the best my Spilt Milk has ever looked - this is it's 10th season in my garden. It sits in the middle of one of my Striptease type collections - good grief that space is 10 years old.
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