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

Posted by josephines67 5 ON (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 16, 14 at 11:02

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

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

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

ken


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

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?


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

  • Posted by bragu 5a DSM (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 16, 14 at 19:25

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


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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.


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

michelle


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www.hostalists.org


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

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 ...


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

Thanks bragu...


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

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!


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

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!


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

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

Don B.


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

I hear you, Don B!


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