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Hosta 'White Feather'

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kez001uk

#hosta #plantain-lily #hosta-white-feather #hostaholic

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jmlincoln

#wildchild These are so cool and fun looking!

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ShelleySnyder

Gorgeousness!💘😍

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jeatacake

Are these the ghostly ones? 👻

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kez001uk

@jmlincoln it’s a great one 😛 love how it changes through the growing season 💚

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder thank you Shelley 😀 looking very different now it’s getting its summer colours 😛

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kez001uk

@jeatacake they are 😛 it’s turning more Slimer from Ghostbusters now 😉🤣

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ShelleySnyder

Yep! Beginning to green up some! Still gorgeous!💘😍

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jeatacake

🤣🤣🤣🤣

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TexasTanya

I want this one and Lipstick Blonde. Can't find them! :( Such a great looking plant!!

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kez001uk

@TexasTanya I’d not heard of Lipstick Blonde but just googled it and WOW! Even the flowers on it are stunning!

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kez001uk

#hosta #plantain-lily #hosta-white-feather #hostaholic

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suerichards

Looks great with the sun on it 💛🤍💛

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jamescallifer

Ah now here, I'm actually very annoyed at @alan1111 never telling me about a white hosta that just looks like the prettiest thing I've ever seen, if I seen an angel, I think I'd like this more.

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ShelleySnyder

Love it! One of my favorites! Even if I can't grow it!🤷💘😍

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jeatacake

It is amazing, but I do wonder how it photosynthesises being white? Must have a different version of chlorophyll? 🤔

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kez001uk

@suerichards thanks Sue 😀 it almost glows 🤩

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kez001uk

@jamescallifer it’s gorgeous isn’t it 🤍 especially at this stage. Will start to turn green soon 😜

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder I can barely grow any others 😂 always a chance to try again in the future 😉

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kez001uk

@jeatacake an unusual one for sure! Does turn much more green after a while but makes you wonder how it gets to that point 🤯

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jeatacake

It must be able to store a lot of carbohydrates in its roots to power the growth until it can fully photosynthesis 🤔

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kez001uk

@jeatacake I have to agree because I’ve no idea what any of it means 😂 chlorophyll and photosynthesis is all I remember from biology lessons 🙈

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jeatacake

That's all you need to know. The most important process on the planet! 🍃🌍

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kez001uk

Flowers on the way 🤍💜🤍 #hosta #plantain-lily #hosta-white-feather #foliagefriday

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awomanonabike

Wow! I like that. So unusual. Is it easy to grow?

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike isn’t it different 😛 I’ve never had any problems with it but I just leave it alone mostly. It’s in mostly shade, just fed and watered and it’s the 3rd year it’s returned. It changes a fair bit over the summer, if you scroll back you can see it goes a marbled green/white eventually 💚

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awomanonabike

It looks wonderful and the flowers are so tall. Wishlisted!

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike makes a nice chance from most you see. If I can manage to successfully divide it I’ll let you know 😉

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awomanonabike

It really does but please don’t try unless you need to 😊

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sabbanrula

Wow that’s wonderful 💚

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jeatacake

And seems to be getting left alone by the slugs & snails 👍 Maybe they're scared of ghosts? 😉😁

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

That’s really unusual Kerry I can’t wait to see the flowers..

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike I probably do after it dies back this year. I’ll keep you in mind when I do ☺️

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kez001uk

@sabbanrula thanks Rula 😊 think it’s my favourite hosta 😋

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kez001uk

@jeatacake 😂 you could be right! Something is keeping them away, just hope it continues to 😂👻

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kez001uk

#hosta #plantain-lily #hosta-white-feather

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Very nice...👍🏼

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ublaszko

😁😂😁 They make me laugh with those white leaves 😂 They look like tissues 😉

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ShelleySnyder

There's that beauty I've killed 5 times!😭💘😍

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phyl1978

Beautiful @kez001uk

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solly1961

Unusual variation.. great condition

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jeatacake

They look so unusual. Like ghosts emerging out of the ground 👻

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cyndi

Beautiful

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cyndi

Upside down Jeff @jeatacake lmao their ghost heads sorta stuck in ground lmao

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom and no holes as yet 🤞🏻🐌

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kez001uk

@ublaszko they do! Think they look like growing loo rolls 🤣

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder oh no 😦 it’s one worth having but works out expensive to have 5 😜

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ShelleySnyder

Wow! This looks like it's happy! I have tried to grow this 3 times and no success! You have the touch Kerry!💘😍

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder that means a lot coming from you Shelley🙏🏻 I must admit I do very little with this one. Sat in a mostly shady spot and seems to do ok. Just not very white though 😂

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ShelleySnyder

Aww! You're sweet! When I got mine it did say it would eventually turn to a paleish green by end of season, so I guess that's why the white has left 🤷💘😍

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cyndi

Wow beautiful

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alan1111

That's a fine big plant Kerry not a sign of a nibble

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gjones

It looks fantastic!

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder that makes sense then. This started off weird and curly white and has gradually darkened

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kez001uk

@cyndi thank you Cyndi 😁

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kez001uk

@alan1111 thanks Alan 😄 I put it down to wool pellets. They’ve saved a few of my hostas 🐑

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kez001uk

@gjones thanks Katy 😃

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cyndi

Very welcome my friend

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ShelleySnyder

Everything I read said it would do that so fear not it's doing great!💘😍

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kez001uk

Looks like one of my guinea pigs with wings 😂 #wildlifewednesday

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cyndi

Awww #sleepybee so adorable

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rachelbrooks

It does as well! 😆

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1535mgraham2

❤️ aww

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jeatacake

Looks like it's fast asleep! 🐝

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kez001uk

@cyndi he was huge! Had to check he was still breathing too 😜

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kez001uk

@scaryskates might have to dress up the pigs for next wildlife Wednesday 😂

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kez001uk

@rachelbrooks I swear it was nearly as big too 😜🤥🤣

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kez001uk

@1535mgraham2 thanks Melissa ☺️

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gjones

Nice close up!

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telswirld

🤣👍🏻

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kez001uk

@jeatacake think it was til I poked him 🙈

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kez001uk

Looking less alien-like now 😜

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gjones

My white feather made it - hope it continues to grow!

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jeatacake

Got a bit more colour in its cheeks now! 😁

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kez001uk

@gjones wooooo 😁 fingers crossed for yours 😛

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kez001uk

@jeatacake far less alien-like now 😜

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jeatacake

Ah yes, it's life Jim, just as we know it! 🛸

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kez001uk

@jeatacake 🤣😂🤣

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kez001uk

Don’t know what’s going on with this but looks terrible. Not being eaten, just coming through all gnarly 😜 #foliagefriday

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ShelleySnyder

Better than what mine did! It didn't come up at all! Tried two of them to!😡💘😍

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gjones

I don't see mine yet either. At least yours is white!!

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jeatacake

That's so weird! 😯 Not seen one before.

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pelly

It certainly doesn't look right does it 🤔🤔

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

🤭 could be an albino....😲

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Hayley.R

That looks the same as my dads and eventually as the leafs Got bigger the stem bit went slightly green.... Looks exciting 😃

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shaz831

Never seen before... Looks unique...👌👌

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder I’m sorry Shelley ☹️ they’d have been a great addition to your shade garden 😍

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kez001uk

@gjones hope yours show up 🤞🏻 it’s a great colour but kinda looks like them waving inflatable things outside of car dealerships 🤣🤣🤣

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kez001uk

@jeatacake it’s really strange isn’t it 😂 grew perfectly and flowered last year but doing something else altogether this year 🤣

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kez001uk

@pelly it’s like it can’t open properly and the edges dry to a crisp even though it’s in shade 😕

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kez001uk

Finally 🤩

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cyndi

Very pretty

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gjones

Those really are pretty! A pinkish mauve colour? Are the flowers quite big?

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kez001uk

@cyndi thanks Cyndi 😁 love the new Duke-themed profile photo 😍

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kez001uk

@gjones thank you ☺️ I thought they’d be white in the end but they’re pretty much lilac in person. The flower spike must stand over 5’ but the flowers are only about an inch long. And they hang down so it’s a pain to photograph 🤣

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cyndi

Welcome and thanks lol

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gjones

Wow that's a tall flower spike!

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ublaszko

😍😍😍 And it's a beauty! Lovely shade of purple lilac 💜

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kez001uk

@gjones not bad for a plant less than a year old 😊

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kez001uk

@ublaszko thanks 😁 it’s a perfect one for you 😋

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pelly

Gorgeous flowers 🌹🌹

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kez001uk

@pelly thanks Jane 😁 I forgot to stake them though so doubt they’ll be much of anything after this wind 😟

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gjones

Hope they all have time to bloom-it would look so pretty!

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kez001uk

@gjones me too, and there’s another flower spike I’m hopeful will get to open 🤞🏻

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Looks purple to me...😆👌🏼

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 think you’re white 😉😂🤣 (best I could think of 😜)

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@kez001uk nice one..👍🏼😄

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gjones

Have any started to crack open a bit so you can peek inside?

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kez001uk

@gjones the bottom ones have 😁 I’ll post a photo 😛

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columbiariver

What a nice, late flower!

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kez001uk

@columbiariver thanks Laura 😁 it has taken its time to flower but have 2 spikes now 😁 just want it to open already 😂

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gjones

It's almost cruel that those blooms haven't opened yet!

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kez001uk

@gjones it’s driving me insane 🤣 can’t be much longer surely 🤞🏻

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ublaszko

Has it opened yet?

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kez001uk

@ublaszko nope 😩 one flower has split slightly so it’s almost there i hope 🤞🏻

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ublaszko

Hosta flowers have been great this year. 😍😍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko a couple finally opened ☺️

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ublaszko

Woohoo! 😀😀

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gjones

This is really making you wait for the flowers! Look like they may be pink, mauve or purple🤔

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kez001uk

@gjones it’s testing my patience 😂 I go out every day to check it and it’s moving at a snails pace 🤣 I’d love them to be purple 😍 for some reason I expected they’d be white

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gjones

She'll be opening soon!

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kez001uk

@gjones I’m hoping so because it’s getting really cold here now and think it may get frost before flowers 😕

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gjones

Oh I hope it doesnt freeze as its almost ready to open.

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kez001uk

@gjones me too. Has another baby flower spike that has just appeared so that’ll never get to open so this one has to! 😂

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’m willing it to open....🙏🏼😆

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom think it’s working 😉 that and the sun today 😛

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gjones

Looks like it'll have a nice big flower.

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jasabe

I love how it blends blue and green

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kez001uk

@gjones I do hope so. It’s the first time it’s flowered so can’t wait to see it 😋

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kez001uk

@jasabe thanks Javier, me too ☺️ keep hoping for blue flowers but I know they won’t be 😂

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kez001uk

Flower 😯

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gjones

Looks like it might stay white for you! Mine all turned a soft green once I planted them in the ground!

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kez001uk

@gjones most of the outer leaves are darker but since I moved it to a shadier area it’s staying whiter, especially the new growth 😛

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richard.spicer.7906

I’m glad to see yours is looking as green as mine 😉

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kez001uk

@richard.spicer.7906 I just read the link you posted about these on your feed. I had wondered why it turned green, now I know! At least it’s white early in the season 😂 it’s still lovely but not quite the plant they lead you to believe you’re buying 🙄

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richard.spicer.7906

Yeah, a little marketing ploy I reckon to make us all gullible and go out and buy it!! I’m gonna give mine a couple of years grace and see if I still like it then. Mines terribly small - really struggled to get it to grow and it’s only about a quarter of the size of yours. The nursery I got it from really must have sent a very small division. Hoping for a late summer growth spur 🤞🏼

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kez001uk

@richard.spicer.7906 mostly the bigger places too, oversell and underwhelm. And from reading that link it’s always going to turn green eventually so will play havoc with a colour scheme (which I don’t have fortunately - complete lack of an artistic eye 😅). I hope yours comes good, but mine is maybe a bit stronger for making it through the beastly winter. It’s the only one of 4 that is really flourishing though

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gjones

So your white feather hosta looks the same as mine 'green'!😄😄

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kez001uk

@gjones 😂 separated at birth 🤣 I read they can revert back to their original parent plant so hope that’s not happening!

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gjones

I read up on them too. It said unless they are kept in complete shade they will revert back to green. Mine gets no direct sunlight but it's still changing back to green.😣

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kez001uk

@gjones oh that’s terrible! I wonder why it’s doing it even without sunlight 😕 very strange

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