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The Benedict Medal AOM 2010 - #2 Niagara Falls

Posted by steve_mass 5b (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 9, 12 at 18:50

There were 14 plants given the Benedict Award of Merit in 2010. The first one was Earth Angel which was previously covered as a Hosta of the Year. Similarly, First Frost was the third plant given the AOM and it was also a HOTY. Both are great plants. But the rest we haven't posted yet.

Niagara Falls is a fabulous Hosta. One of the reasons I love this pick is because it's "plain green." However, the size, substance, leaf shape, clump shape, ruffles, deep veins and curves allow this Hosta to be a stand out in any garden. I know a lot of people grow this one. This is another of Olga Petryszyn's Americana series. Yes it's very large and yes it has montana genes.

Mine is just a baby, in its first year, but Myrle's is to die for.

This one is from the Seawright Display Garden in Carlisle, MA.
Niagra Falls

Let's see yours.


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RE: The Benedict Medal AOM 2010 - #2 Niagara Falls

Looking rather unexciting - patience - next year will be better!
(Niagara has three 'a's!)


RE: The Benedict Medal AOM 2010 - #2 Niagara Falls

Only in it's second year, it looked beautiful all the way in to mid October.



RE: The Benedict Medal AOM 2010 - #2 Niagara Falls

Gesila, you have a truly beautiful specimen. A true winner. If I didn't know better, I would say it was fake!

RE: The Benedict Medal AOM 2010 - #2 Niagara Falls

Thanks Steve. Yes, this is an amazing plant and being solid green just adds to the charm in my opinion. It is a recuring thing in my garden that solid greens are often the central feature in the area. This is the plant that first infected almosthooked and helped push her over the edge.

Niagara Falls July 2012

Niagara Falls is surely the King of the castle in this part of the garden.

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RE: The Benedict Medal AOM 2010 - #2 Niagara Falls

Yah ... thanks Myrle!!! I will never be the same. My poor little plant seems to never grow but I guess maybe I should be just a bit patient. I have to hug this every time I see it and sit as close as I can to it. Gesila ,I will be happy if mine was as big as yours is. Such a beauty to drool over

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