Incredible "Invincible"

bchosta 8b west coast canadaAugust 3, 2014

This is one of the most reliable hostas that I grow.

Originally purchased several years ago, it increased very rapidly, so I was able to divide it to place it in mirror clusters, located in the corners of my back deck (along with Fire and Ice and Great Expectations). Although, the arrangements of pots that I put together change from month to month, year to year - this particular grouping has remained consistent.

2013:

2014:

Unfailingly steadfast for me, this shiny, strong growing hosta is definitely a super stalwart in my garden!

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mbug_gw

LIKE!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 6:29PM
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bkay2000(8a TX)

I have one I've had for several years. It looks better this year than it's ever looked. It goes down in a hurry after it blooms, though.

bk

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 6:39PM
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almosthooked

What ever you are doing , you have done it right. That is absolutely beautiful. I have one but now I will have to go check how it is doing but I am sure it is not as well as yours as it never made me go WOW! Going out to check

Nope but It is not too bad for the second season but not even close to looking as good as yours is. Incredible indeed.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 6:59PM
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bkay2000(8a TX)

Your Invincible is really a beautiful plant. It's gorgeous, actually. You should take a photo of it alone against a contrasting color and send it to Bob at the Hosta Library. It looks better than any other one there. Bevie's is nice, but it's a smaller plant. It would also be nice to see more container grown hosta in the library.

bk

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 8:37PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Invincible has been with me since before the turn of the century. What a wonderfully reliable plant that always pleases. It is the first one up every year here for me.

-Babka

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 9:17PM
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donrawson(Z 5)

Outstanding!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 12:56PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

Invincible has been with me since before the turn of the century.

-->>> what century??? .. lol

OP ... you know its fragrant.. right???

i was surprised you failed to mention it ...

ken

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 3:38PM
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bchosta 8b west coast canada

Ken,
I'm not bothered about the flowers on hosta - I usually remove them. Invincible should be flowering about now actually, but as the posted pictures show, they've all been snapped off! What a philistine!!!
BC

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 5:02PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i should have spotted them missing ...

but why on a fragrant plant???

crikey

ken

BTW: its know to be one of the biggest slug magnets in the universe ... when planted in mother earth ... often suggested that its name is contraindicative to itself...

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 6:24PM
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don_in_colorado

One of the nicest I've seen. Good work!

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 11:53PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

All three beautifully grown! Biggest and "bestest" Invincible I've ever seen! I'm convinced I NEED one! Definitely a WOW hosta.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 1:16AM
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don_in_colorado

Oh, I didn't realize you don't have one, Jo. Don't know why I would assume you did. But yes, I'd say "need" is the word. Yeah, you need one. : )

Don B.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 1:33AM
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Eleven(Metro Detroit 6A)

My invincible looked pretty good this year before the latest hailstorm. I do think this hosta won't look good in every garden, as the leaves are quite thin.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:07AM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

Eleven, what a lovely specimen...with nary a slug hole! I just noticed yours has more noticeable piecrusting than BC's...my Candy Dish comes to mind, but only momentarily.

Don, you DO have a great memory. What you likely remember is that I have a family member, Sweet Bo Peep. I still need an Invincible to keep an eye out for the small SBP...AND it's a fragrant and you know I love those! :-)

Jo

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 11:54AM
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bchosta 8b west coast canada

For all the comments and compliments - thanks!

Eleven, that's a lovely, eyecatching Invincible - pristine, and I love the wavy ruffles too!

BC

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 3:54PM
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