Seeking pictures of Brenda's Beauty

Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)May 4, 2013

I have one, 2012 was its first year.
Do you have one, at any age?
What is your experience with it?

HostaLibrary says it is a mutation of Gold Standard. It does not grow fast.

It did not do much last year, but this year it seems invigorated. Cannot wait for it to look similar to the pictures in HL.
Here mine is late in April.

Thanks.

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mosswitch

I've had one for several years, this is 2 years ago in April before it was completely grown for the season. This year it is just barely up because it has been so cold. Not a really fast grower for me, and I don't think it gets as big as the one in the HL. Maybe it just seems small next to Guacamole.

Apparently I didn't take a picture last year.

Sandy

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 12:49AM
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Gesila(MI Z5)

Hey Moc, I think this was the photo you saw that inspired you to buy Brenda's Beauty.

I was surprised how Brenda's Beauty was in her second year. I moved her several times the first year I bought her until she finally found her home in this pot late in the fall of 2011.

She's still emerging this year, showing a little bit of maturity to her leaves. She's grown from 9 eyes to 28!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 3:22PM
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jan_on zone 5b

That's an impressive weight gain Gesila! My brother (the farmer) would call her a 'good converter" lol.
Jan

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 3:54PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Golly, Gesila, that IS the picture! And I thank you for posting it again. Mine has no leaf markings this year, but it is much bigger.
And it is healthy looking too, which is important to me.

In a way, it looks like a much larger First Mate....color wise at least..

Or almost like White Elephant color wise but not growth habit.

Either way, that's about as much white in the leaf as I can deal with....climate wise that is. I love white leaves, but fulfill the urge with variegated ginger and aspidistra.....

BB is a beauty.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 5:15PM
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paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)

This is mine from last year, this year so far it has 6 eyes. 2013 is such a slow start.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 12:27AM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Paula, I notice yours has the green veins throughout the creamy white. That is an interesting leaf pattern.

Of course, my favorite type of pattern is the lighter middles with darker edges. This has a lot going for it. Hope to see more of yours when it gets going this year.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 1:00AM
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paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)

Mine is in too much shade, I think I should move it. Perhaps that is why it only has 6 eyes this year; I checked my records and last year it had 8 so I seem to be going backwards. :(

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 1:07AM
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paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)

Brenda's Beauty photo update.

Almost wo months ago, I moved her to a location that has more sun and this is her today:

I mislabeled the pic and I had to use a 'bubble' to cover up the old name! :)

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 12:45PM
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coll_123(5)

Don't have it but I like it!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 3:32PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Gee, thanks, guys, for keeping this pretty thing in mind. Mine is still growing nicely, but not white in the middle like yours. I saw on my notes that it should stay in shade? Sort of I guess it was in sun instead, where no whiting up happened. I took a shot of it the other day, but may still have it in the camera. Here is the most recent pic which has been tagged.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 4:08PM
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