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Fragrant Queen

Posted by bkay2000 8 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 25, 14 at 14:14

I lost Fragrant Queen over the winter. I'm debating replacing it. I would not replace it at the price I paid for it, that's for sure.

It was fairly small when I got it in May 2012
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It did fine in 2012 (It didn't get Cleo'd)
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We had a bad spring in 2013 and it barely made it.
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It appeared to do ok in 2013, although it didn't increase.
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It didn't come back this year. Is this a difficult hosta? I really like the way it looks. It's supposed to be a tetraploid, which, although few, have not done so well for me.

Would you replace it?

bk


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RE: Fragrant Queen

  • Posted by Babka 9b NorCal (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 25, 14 at 14:48

I got mine in 2009, one eye. It stayed one eye, although each year it came back larger. Last year it surprised me with 3 big eyes. This year it is back to two eyes, but those eyes are whoppers.. over an inch thick at the base and the first leaf to open is larger than my hand. Has it come down in price? It is a breathtaking hosta. Slow for me but worth it.

-Babka


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Thanks, Babka, It has really come down in price. Chris has it for around $14.00. That's why I was considering replacing it.

bk


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I would replace it. But I don't grow FQ in a pot. I bought mine as a liner (mistake) and it's been on a slow but steady increase. The variegation on this plant is really lovely.

Steve


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Steve, I have no hosta in the ground. I won't be doing that in the near future. Thanks for the suggestion, though. What's the reasoning behind it?

bk


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No special reasoning, bkay. I wasn't suggesting you grow it in the ground, just that it may grow differently in a pot. I plant my fragrant varieties just off my deck.

FQ is a tetraploid, which generally means a shorter, thicker, slower growing plant with bigger margins than its parent. I don't really know what that means for pot growing. But I wouldn't give up on it yet. Especially if you are getting one from Chris (which I should have done.)

Steve


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I though about buying h. 'Fragrant Queen'. All kids of plantaginea love sun, have a good spot for it. Bernd.


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I misread what you wrote. Sorry, Steve.

bk


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Steve, was it your 'Fragrant Queen' that you mentioned had flowers almost as large as plantaginea? (Maybe it was 'Fragrant King', or maybe I'm simply mistaken).

Don B.

P.S. Indeed, BKay. For $13.50 @ Hallson Gardens, I'd try it again. After all these good pics, I may just order it myself.


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Yes, Don. The flowers on FQ are larger than on the usual fragrant plant. They aren't as long as momma plantaginea, but they are the largest I've seen. Sorry don't have a pic.

Steve


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