Pic of the Day--Chartreuse Wiggles

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Pic of the Day--Chartreuse Wiggles

Postby Hank Zumach » Jun 14, 2007 9:44 am

Hi All--I like Chartreuse Wiggles. Its unruly clump and heavily piecrusted leaves draw the attention of nearly everyone who walks in the area. Besides that, it has a good growth rate and offers a nice change of texture in the garden. I got the plant in 1997 and have it in a spot that gets up to about 3-4 hours of afternoon sun, depending on the time of the year. In the last five years the clump size has been remarkably stable at 27x10, 25x10, 27x12, 27x12 and 26x9. That matches up with Zilis's listing of 25x10. Slugs like CW too so it benefits from slug protection.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... %20Wiggles

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Chartreuse+Wiggles

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/c/chartreusewiggles.html

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Pic of the Day--Chartreuse Wiggles



Postby playinmud » Jun 14, 2007 10:56 am

Beautiful Hank! I love its form. :cool: :cool:

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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 14, 2007 11:25 am

Gorgeous clump, Hank!! 8-) I love Chartreuse Wiggles, but mine pretty much refuses to grow. :???: It's never gotten any bigger than the 3" H x 8" W that it was last year. It's not that big this year, and Bitsty Green that's never grown either took off this year with 17 eyes and is easily 3 times as big. I got mine from a local lady at her plant sale in 2002. Guess I need to get another one...

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Postby wishiwere » Jun 14, 2007 11:34 am

Interesting! Don't know if I like the slug mention though. :(

It's neat though! Like the different leaf form and coloring, it would stand out well. :D
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Postby Patrushka » Jun 14, 2007 11:56 am

I love Chartreuse Wiggles too! :D Yours is just beautiful Hank! :cool:

I have two that were purchased at different times from different sources. The oldest one is one eye. The newer one has more but is not full like yours. Do you think it would do better with richer soil? Mine is pretty sandy.
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Postby Hank Zumach » Jun 14, 2007 12:43 pm

Pat--I think all hostas do better in good soil. You can improve sandy soil over time by mulching with an inch or so of compost each year. The worms will pull the compost down.
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Postby Rookie_Green_Thumb » Jun 14, 2007 12:46 pm

Nice hosta! LOVE the name! :lol:
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