'Grey Ghost' anyone?

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'Grey Ghost' anyone?

Postby twoblackdogs » May 05, 2007 9:10 am

This is the third year I have had Grey Ghost. It was a one eyed larged root plant when I bought it. I love 'Guardian Angel', 'Earth Angel', 'Blue Angel', etc...so was excited to find 'Grey Ghost'.

Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... ey%20Ghost
MyHostas Database - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Grey+Ghost
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/g/greyghost.html

So last year, it was one eye, again, though 1 bigger eye.

Fast forward to this year... still one sad little eye so far. It's in a location that gets morning sun and then filtered shade and a decent amount of water. And no tree roots to bother it. No hostas to bother it. A nearby Blue Angel & Krossa Regal (in the same bed) are growing like gangbusters...

Anybody had success with this one?
Would love to see pictures....
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Postby Justaysam » May 05, 2007 11:47 am

I've had one for a few years and it still isn't much. I just like it for it's being odd. I'll post a pic when my batter recharges. It's coming up white and maybe 3 eyes after about 4-5 years.
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Postby renaldo75 » May 05, 2007 2:39 pm

Similar results here. :???: I've had it since fall 2004 - came directly from Q&Z with Mark Zilis when he spoke to the ROHS group, and I thought it was a nice size when I got it for being a TC. It's been in a holding bed all that time. It was still small last year. 2 eyes maybe. :hmm: I'd have to look at my spreadsheet for sure. I just moved it a few days ago. It was just emerging & I believe there were 3 small yellow eyes just popping out of the soil. Until I saw it I thought it might be one of my casualties this spring, but I've still got it.

Mine just got filtered sun. Is this one that needs more light due to all the color changes maybe?? :-? I always thought the problem was with the tree roots, but maybe they were only part of the problem.

I'd get a pic, but there's not much about it that's photogenic at the moment. :???:

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Postby thy » May 05, 2007 3:28 pm

:oops: :oops: :oops: Do not know if I have it.. know it was on my list last year.. but cant find it and and can't use my old PC :evil:
But I planted a one eyed Blue Angel in a lot of shade 3 years ago after one year in a shaded pot.. 2 nice eyes and one tiny...

Got an 2 eyed Earth Angel last year and planted it in a huge pot in all my sun.. 5 nice eyes and 3 smaller this year..
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Postby Linda P » May 05, 2007 5:21 pm

My experience is pretty much the same. I've got 2 one-eyed plants that were TC from Q&Z in 04. I moved them last year, hoping to get them to grow a little. I don't think it worked. Mabye the eyes are just a little bigger than they were last year.
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Postby Justaysam » May 05, 2007 7:48 pm

I'm kind of laughing here, Linda said, "I moved them last year, hoping to get them to grow a little. I don't think it worked." I have moved mine I think 5 locations, from 3 different houses, and still it is only 2 eyes. It didn't work for mine either, but it is still a cool, odd hosta to have.
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Postby jgh » May 05, 2007 11:06 pm

Pretty slow... though mine is planted in deep shade under mature spruce... no direct sun and not much indirect either...

Planted in 2002, small 1 eyed division... first pic is May 20, 2006... second pic about a month later... and it hasn't emerged yet here on the tundra this year...

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Postby toomanyanimals » May 06, 2007 6:14 am

jgh, I like the peace sign. Just had to post that!

I really like the blue's the best ... but then I'm really new to hosta ... so no Grey Ghost's in my hosta garden.
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Postby rakenleafs » May 06, 2007 6:16 am

Looks like 2007 will be the same 1 eye for me too. But thats okay, Grey Ghost has been a delight to watch this spring. Never seen such a color and it changes daily.

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Postby newtohosta-no more » May 06, 2007 6:22 am

I just got Grey Ghost from Hallsons last year. One big fat eye and this year I have two big fat eyes. :) Sure is pretty neat when it first pops out of the ground. Thanks for letting us know it's slow. I won't be expecting large increases in the next few years. :wink:
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