H. 'Night Before Christmas'

don_in_coloradoAugust 17, 2014

Got this in I think August last year from Hallson Gardens' awesome late-season sale. Looking OK, I think it likes the spot I put it in. Pic taken yesterday. How's your NBC doing? Please post a pic, if ya got 'em.

Thanks,
Don B.

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hostahosta

Yours is looking good. I think it does like that location.

Mine is 4 years old. Was a scraggly little thing when I got it, never thought it would look like this someday. This year it is 27 eyes, 23"tall, 42" wide.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 5:00PM
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don_in_colorado

Yours is beautiful, Hostahosta. I hope mine grows like that.

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 5:10PM
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squirejohn zone4 VT

Mine's doing okay - bought in 2011 and photo taken July 13 this year.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 8:10AM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

Move NBC a couple of years ago and it's starting to recover and look good.

Paul

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 1:33PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

not bad.. but i prefer Bud Is Wiser

ken

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 4:15PM
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zkathy(7a NC)

Mine's got southern blight.

Kathy

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 10:32PM
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old_dirt(5b)

Mine is several years old and this year is the first it has looked half way decent. It usually seems to be a slug magnet and tears quite easily.

This picture was taken in July. If I took one today, I'd have to enter it in Ruth's post of Dirty Laundry (What's Really Ratty). All of my plants are shredded from a hail storm.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 1:06PM
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don_in_colorado

Looks great in your pic though, Jerry.

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 1:12PM
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stoc zone 6 sweden

These 2 are noids. I was thinking the one on the left is NBC, but looking at yours now I'm not so sure.
What do you think?

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 4:47PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

no its not NBC.. nor BIW ...

almost looks like a striptease sport.. i know there is a name for it.. but i dont know it ... mark this date ... lol

ken

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 8:50PM
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don_in_colorado

James, I think the one on the right is Paul's Glory.

One on the left is maybe Risky Business?

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 9:36PM
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Jon 6a SE MA

Slowly devouring my Pig Nut tree.

Jon

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 9:40AM
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stoc zone 6 sweden

I think you are right Don.When I bought it there were some smaller ones that were labeled NBC but now I see that it is probably Risky Business.

The other one I thought was Paul's Glory too. I actually stole it last Fall!! A building near me had huge beds of what I know now to be PG,they ripped up the steps and I rode by and the hostas were gone just a big hole.When they dug up the other side I rode over with my butcher knife and cut off a piece and this is the result.I think the construction workers just pitched the other ones. So I did a rescue.

You asked me to post my new order--they didn't look so good as they got delayed in the post for over 8 days.I'm sure they will be fine--great roots but lousy looking leaves.
Sorry to hijack your thread!
James

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 9:47AM
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don_in_colorado

Nope, you're not hijacking my thread, James.

At least the roots are good, that's what really counts!

Cheers,
Don B.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 10:23AM
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prairie_love(z3/4 ND)

Mine looks so pitiful compared to all of yours. What am I doing wrong?

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 9:31AM
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don_in_colorado

Prairie Love, it looks to me like you have it planted too deep. I'd like to hear what other folks think.

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 12:59PM
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stoc zone 6 sweden

Looks to deep to me too.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 6:05PM
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don_in_colorado

I'd bring it up about maybe an inch or so, until you can see the separation of the petioles (stems) growing from the crown. Try and get it so what you see at ground level is the part that is lighter-colored than what you currently see. Does that make sense? Don't know if I worded that too well. Let us know.

Cheers,
Don B.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 7:13PM
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prairie_love(z3/4 ND)

OK. I will try that. There is mulch on it, so should I get the level you describe at ground level, then mulch over, or should I get the level you describe at the top of the mulch?

I will move the mulch away this weekend and see where the plant emerges from the ground. I won't try moving it for a couple weeks though because it has been very hot and dry here. I will wait till better conditions for moving.

I think a lot of my hosta are probably too deep :(

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 8:44AM
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