Hosta "Linda Sue"

jimr66May 7, 2014

2 years ago I bought a single " eye" Linda Sue.
Last year it had 3 eyes. I moved it to what I thought was a better spot (Little more shade morning sun, aesthetically better)
However this spring it has only 1 bullet. Are the Seiboldiana hostas more sensitive to tree roots than others? a H. "Northern Exposure" seems to suffering the same shrinkage
It's under a good sized Ranier cherry tree so there are a fair number of roots.
My other hostas (non Sieboldiana heritage) in the same garden are doing fine.


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Gesila(MI Z5)

Van Wade is the originator of Linda Sue. He named it after his daughter. I remember seeing one in his gardens that was gigantic, not to mention breath-taking, and growing in full sun.

I knew I had Linda Sue, but didn't remember it looking anything at all like Van's. I came home dug it up from it's spot where it only received morning sun and put it in full sun.

Digging up a hosta and moving it can sometimes set it back. Seiboldiana hostas tend to be slow growers though.

Here's my 3 year old Linda Sue, it loves it's new spot in the sun.


    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 6:38PM
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Thanks for the reply gesila, I think I'll move it to a sunnier local. I know the "siebs" are slow, but I don't like seeing them regress I was worried about leaf burn (FW heritage)

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 9:27PM
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What a beauty, Gesila! In your zone, that should be even better in full sun than in Ohio where Van Wade is growing his. And Ontario, even better for full sun. Sounds like a good move, JimR.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 10:48PM
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lavendargrrl(7b Apex, NC)

Wow, that's a real beauty! That could be one for my 'want to get' list. Thanks for that pic, Gesila.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 10:57PM
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