Why is Golden Scepter on Difficult To Grow list???

josephines123 z5 ON CanadaJuly 16, 2014

On another thread someone posted a link to THE lists. For curiosity I decided to browse through the Difficult list. I was very surprised and don't understand why GOlden Scepter is listed there!

Can someone please bring me up to speed on this one? I see no mention of any difficulty growing this one in any of my books...would love to hear from those that do, though. Pics are a given, lol.

I obtained a small piece from a relative about 9 years ago. I remember how it sprawled after transplanting but it took off soon enough. I now have four sizeable specimens, all growing very well...first pic potted, the rest planted. Here are the photos, taken just minutes ago.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

its one of the tiara clan ... i dont know why it would be..

see what they did there.. tiara.. scepter ...

ken

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 12:01PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

Hi, Ken! Tiara, Scepter, - yup! Lol
Exactly! The Tiara clan - what can be difficult about growing one of the easiest and prettiest group of hostas??

Any idea as to how a hosta is arrived at/labelled as "difficult"? How many growers does it take to summarily lump a great (not to mention important) little hosta such as Golden Tiara and her offspring as "difficult"?

I think this is a mistake, is misleading and should be undone. IMHO.

A consensus on this forum would be telling enough, I would think.

Please add your comments. I think this hosta has been erroneously given a bad rap. Agree? Disagree?

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 12:19PM
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bragu_DSM 5

after gazing at the difficult list ⦠i can see why many are listed ⦠I found love pat to be difficult ⦠a blue ⦠until I moved it into more sun ⦠would not normally do that with a blue ⦠but it is doing nicely ⦠and GE ⦠now that it gets the morning sun only ⦠and hides on the east side of the shady pergola (and gets watered a lot) it is starting to take off.

Think like a hosta, and apply reverse psychology ⦠some of them prefer to be obstinate ⦠perhaps is the axiom here ⦠or not

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 7:25PM
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hostahosta

I grow GS and find it easy, has increased steadily, though not giant like the one at Wade and Gatton pictured here. This one had to be at least 30" across.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 9:02PM
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hostacats(zone 3b)

Where do I find the difficult list?? Easy list??

michelle

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 9:07PM
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bragu_DSM 5

www.hostalists.org

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 5:24AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

there is one tiara that is a weakling on some level .. crystal tiara ...

a limey yellow with white edge ... just not a lot of chlorophyll there to work with ... though it has been hanging on for 20 odds years... its barely a few divisions.. compared to some of the other monster tiara growers ...

ken

ps: yes.. yes.. now i will see pix of giant clumps of it... lol ...

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 8:02AM
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hostacats(zone 3b)

Thanks bragu...

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 10:19AM
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donrawson(Z 5)

I do not know why 'Golden Scepter' is on the list of "Difficult-to-Grow Hostas". I will make note to eliminate it. The change will appear when the lists are updated early next year. I appreciate everyone's feedback. Thank you!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 1:23PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

Thank you, Don! And thank you, everyone else for your comments as well. We've eliminated one from the difficult list! That is good news!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 9:15PM
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don_in_colorado

I'm sure HH and Newhostalady ask the same question regarding their 'Great Expectations'.

Don B.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 12:25AM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

I hear you, Don B!

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 1:05AM
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