Hosta By Kelley

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The Fast Overview: Hosta Survival

This page is here for layout continuity, and for me it is a nuisance page that really ought not be here; but since I have to have it I might as well fill it with ... something.  So here we go!

I've said elsewhere that I'm an imperfect hosta gardener.  So with this imperfect page, lets look at how imperfect my garden is from a year to year standpoint.  The Total Expected number of plants reflects ONLY what is in the raised bed.  The information below is read:  Year, Number Survived, Total Expected (or number out of number; as in: 20 out of 30 [plants]), and Survival Percent; along with an note where needed.

While I've been growing Hosta since 2006, these particular records have been kept only since 2013 which reflects just how horrible my survival rate came to be that year; and just how frustrated I became.  The predominate problems in my garden are: Ice, Slugs, and (suspected) Thieves.  When I have time I might be able to extrapolate some of the years before this.

Spring

0f ...  Survival  Rate  Notes

2013    10 : 18   56%

2014    19 : 21   90%

2015    28 : 34   86%

2016    24 : 29   83%

2017    19 : 20   95%  90% + 1 past unknown variety recently identified

2018    -- : 20   ??%

 

Average:         ~81%

 

Actual Survival In this garden

It is one thing to say you have a plant, it might actually be something else to say the plant survives in the same garden space. The table below attempts to document that range of survival in this garden space.  While the Reference Information pages show this on a plant to plant basis; this table shows it on a year to year basis, and probably more dramatically.

The author already knows this table is based on symbols and glyphs to represent what the changes are.  The reader will need to adapt to the author's symbology to read his notes from his view.  Once learned ... it gets easy.

This table only shows plants currently in my coolection.

 

ID Hosta Name          IN 2012 IN 2013 IN 2014 IN 2015 IN 2016  IN 2017  IN 2018

12 Corkscrew                                           [  P1 g1

 8 Dancing Queen       →       →       ‼       →  D1     P3    →  g1    →

18 Dixie Chickadee     →       →       →  P2     P3   →        →  g1

40 Emerald City Chick                                  [  APP     SP8

 3 Empress Wu                                          [  P1      P1

24 Faithful Heart*                     [  D1   →       →        →  D7 g8

 6 First Blush                                         [  P2      P3

 2 Gemstone                            [  D1   →       →        →

22 Golden Tiara          †   →       →       →       →        →

16 Gorgon                      [  P1   →       →       →        →

 9 Hacksaw                             [  D1   →       →  D1    →  M

 4 Imp                                 [  D2   →       →        →

25 Imp [Wall]                          [  D2   →       →        →  M     ]

 1 Itsy Bitsy Spider           [ P1      P2          [  P6      P2

21 June                      →       →               →  G1   

31 KIfukurin Ko Mama                                 ‼  G1R   ‼  P2

10 Kinbotan                            [  D1   →       →        →

 7 Liberty                                     [  P1   →        →

11 Little Devil                [ P1    →       →       →        →

23 Little Sunspot            → P1    →       →       →        →

19 Masquerade                        ‼  D1   →       →        →

00 Mystery White #01                                            [  D3

14 Popcorn            [  P1      P1     P1     P2             P1

30 Shiny Penny                                       ‼  P1      P1

15 Teaspoon                                    [  D1   →        →

20 'venusta'                 →       →       →       →        →

13 Vulcan             [  P1      P2     P1     P2   →        →

 5 White Feather                                       [  P2      P3

 

 

In-between Codes

= Plant survived winter

= No previous records but did exist prior to next data.

* = More notes on Referance Information page

[ = Began Cultivation

] = Ended Cultivation

† = Divided

= Discontinued/Died

= Resumed and Replaced after it died.

 

Date Codes

APP = Appeared (Natural Sport)

D + Number = Donated

G + Number = [division] Given To Me

G + Number + R = Given 'x' Round

g + Number = Given away

M = Moved

P + Number = Purchased

R + Number = Replaced

SP = Separated (natural sport)

 

Plant Name Menu Codes:

In Gardner's collection:  green.

In Collection but is an unregistered sport: BLUE.

Past Plants that are no longer in the collection: Brown.

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