Totally Awe Sum

sumangelMay 5, 2013

Has anyone tried to grow Totally Awe Sum? It is such a mutant in the pictures I've seen.

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don_in_colorado

Mutant is right! It's the ugliest Hosta I've ever seen.

Don B.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 4:12PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

HA! If you think TAS is ugly, there is a hosta in HostaLibrary named UGLY.....and it seems to be the worst yet.

Poor thing.

Now I'll have to look up Totally Awe Sum.... :)
You guys sure keep me busy looking at hosta pictures!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 5:40PM
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bkay2000

Ditto.

bk

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 6:38PM
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Jon

It looks worse than some of the cabbage that's been in my fridge for a few weeks.

Jon

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 8:08PM
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don_in_colorado

LOL I just looked up 'Ugly' and personally, I think 'Totally Awe Sum' makes it look like 'Paul's Glory'!

Don B.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 8:38PM
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ctopher_mi

Mine are just now starting to unfurl for the spring and most have sported to a solid color, losing all of the variegation. I knew they were going to be unstable, but sheesh, this is ridiculous... The ones showing variegation have a cream center and a green edge, and aren't showing a third green pattern in the middle. Oh well, I tried...

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 9:07PM
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leafwatcher(zone 5)

Was Totally AWESOME created anywhere near Chernobyl ?

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 9:18PM
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don_in_colorado

Ha ha ha 'Chernobyl' indeed! :)

Don B.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 9:50PM
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mosswitch

A better name for that thing would be FreakaZoid! Not on my list anytime soon.

Sandy

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 10:09PM
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sumangel

Any tips on how to get Empress Wu to GROW? I've moved her and given her more sun but 5 years and no real impressions made. My "Angels, S&S and Montanas out do the Empress

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 3:25PM
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sumangel

Any tips on how to get Empress Wu to GROW? I've moved her and given her more light but 5 years and no real impression made. My "Angels", S&S and Montana outdo the Empress.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 3:34PM
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bkay2000

Sumangel, I would start a new thread on Empress Wu. You may not get the right interest without Empress Wu in the title. Just look at the top of the lead page for the hosta forum and under the blue band is a list. Click on "post a new message".

Sorry, I have no experience with the Empress.

bk

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 3:58PM
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rosie742001(z5Oregon)

My H. Totally Awesome is just poking it's head up. This is it's second year. I also have H. Something Different and H. Outhouse Delight' I like the ones that look different.( Besides haven't you ever heard of the 'Ugly Duckling'?) One would certainly have no trouble recognizing one of these and they need to be loved too. That for those people who say hostas all look alike. I am anxious to see what they will look like when they grow up

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 9:50PM
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bernd ny zone5(5)

Sumangel, We have our h. 'Empress Wu' growing behind a wood fence in shade in the vegetable garden where it gets a lot of water from overhead irrigation. It grows great, is over 30 inches tall and 5 ft wide. Since it has large leaves and is so big, it needs a lot of water and some 10-10-10 fertilizer. When I had it in sun the first year it burned. Bernd

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 10:38AM
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Janice45

Both of the Totally Awe Sum I purchased last year came up this year as plain old lime green leaf plants. No twists, stitches, color variations - nothing to even suggest what they looked like when I planted them. Has anyone else experienced this?

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 8:22AM
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