Hosta Dino.....

hostafreakMarch 30, 2013

Attention:Gesila,I know you're lurking out there! I just received my hosta Dino,yesterday from Naylor Creek,and it is potted up and in my garage for now. Sorry,no pics,as it was dormant when I got it. One big fat eye,and a monstrous root system! Since it comes from Washington state,I knew it would be dormant,though it won't be long before it leafs out in my climate. This looks like the hosta you could throw on the driveway,and it would grow! Pics will come later,as soon as I plant it. I have to prepare the spot,near T-Rex. I will have three monsters in a row,with Dino,T-Rex,and Empress Wu,so it will be quite impressive when they are all leafed out! I am planting it near T- Rex,because he grows so well there,I figured kinfolk would do well,also. Phil

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Gesila(MI Z5)

How exciting Phil. Congratulations on your first mail order hosta!

I think Dino is one of the largest variegated Hostas, it should look great along with T-Rex and Empress Wu, adding some color!

Awaiting your spring pictures!


    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 9:46PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Is it too late to post a pic of the giant pile of roots you just received?


    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 11:50PM
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Hostafreak, plan on getting Jurassic Park?
Don has a list of Prehistoric Themed Hostas, link provided below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Prehistoric theme hosta garden

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 12:14AM
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Yes,Babka,it is too late. It is already planted. I figured the sooner in the ground,the sooner I can see what it will look like. Planting season is here. No,mocc,I don't plan on Jurassic Park,although it seems like a logical choice. Today,we had some nice sun for awhile,but now it is dreary again,and Dino hasn't done much yet,but I know how fast hosta pop at this time of year! Phil

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 5:52PM
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hostatakeover z6a swMO

Hostafreak, how is your Dino doing this year? Got any pics to share?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 10:57PM
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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

Hosta Takeover,Dino looks terrible this year,having been one of the ones caught in the April freeze. Still one pathetic eye,and a couple leaves. No pics this year,and I just moved it to a new bed up beside my house. It is surviving there,so far,with no drop back,especially since it rains almost every day. I'n looking forward to 2015,when,hopefully it will rebound. Phil

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 9:40AM
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bernd ny zone5

h.'Dino' should be stunning when mature. It is listed as VL or Giant, very large leaves. I bought a little one at a Hosta society sale, found a place next to my little pond, just planted it. It should be gorgeous in 5 years. Keep writing how all your 'Dinos' are doing.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 12:33PM
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hostatakeover z6a swMO

I just bought a baby one this year, as well. Looks like an ugly duckling compared to the swan it'll become.

Looking forward to your '15 pics, Phil.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 9:36PM
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