Pic of the Day--Mary Marie Ann

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Pic of the Day--Mary Marie Ann

Postby Hank Zumach » Jun 16, 2007 10:22 am

Hi All--Mary Marie Ann has been in our garden since 2000, growing in a spot that gets as much as 4 hours of afternoon sun in the middle of the summer and none in spring and fall. It has shown slow but steady growth. Starting in 2001 it meassured 15x8, 17x11, 19x12, 23x13 (even though two eyes were divided off), 28x15 and 28x15 again. Zilis lists it at 30x14. It's attractive, twisting foliage is at its best in the earlier part of the season. The plant changes throughout the season, starting out with much lighter centers and ending the season with darker combinations of variegation. By late summer it shows some deterioration but is still attractive. It benefits from slug protection.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... arie%20Ann
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Mary+Marie+Ann
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/m/marymarieanne.html

The photos are from 2002 and 2005.
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jun 16, 2007 12:04 pm

After seeing pics of MMA, I picked one up this year. I love the twisty leaves and I have to say, Hank, that I love that last pic. What a pretty combo! :D
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Postby Rookie_Green_Thumb » Jun 16, 2007 4:06 pm

That is pretty...I like the twisty leaves too. Very nice.

What is the plant underneath in the second pic? It's very pretty. :D
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Postby Hank Zumach » Jun 16, 2007 5:18 pm

Jaime--That is ajuga Burgandy Glow. We have really enjoyed it BUT..that patch has reverted (?) to a green/purpulish color that is much less attractive. We do have some Burgandy Glow in another part of the garden and it is holding the color you see in the photo.
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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 16, 2007 7:19 pm

:cool: If mine ever gets 1/2 as big as yours, I'll be amazed, Hank. It still just has 2 eyes in its 3rd full year in my garden. But it sure doesn't mind the sun!! It gets a few more hours of mostly hot afternoon sun than yours since it was moved to a holding bed this spring & it's one of the center variegated ones that took it without a problem.

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Postby Patrushka » Jun 17, 2007 2:02 am

I think MMA is such a pretty hosta. :cool: Great pics Hank!
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Postby baja220 » Jun 17, 2007 7:36 am

I just got this one this year and it's already lost it's lighter center even tho it get's sun till 1PM. But we haven't had much sun for almost 2 months. I love the twisty leaves.

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Ajuga 'Burgandy Glow'

Postby thehostagourmet » Jun 17, 2007 8:03 am

WARNING! When Ajuga 'Burgandy Glow' reverts to plain green, or even bronze Ajuga, it becomes a rampant weed. I, too, fell for the pretty face of Ajuga 'Burgandy Glow'. Now I regret it.

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