Pic of the Day--El Capitan

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Pic of the Day--El Capitan

Postby Hank Zumach » Oct 24, 2007 10:22 am

Hi All--I am surprised that today's variety, El Capitan, is not mentioned more often on the garden lists I belong to, particularly since it has been available for at least 20 years. I am expecting ours to develop into a very attractive plant. It certainly is off to a nice start since it was added to our Friendship Garden this past summer. At a size of 17x11 it has a ways to go to reach an expected mature size of about 50x24.

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

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/El+Capitan

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/e/elcap.html

el capitan 6-25-07c 034.jpg
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Postby thy » Oct 24, 2007 7:57 pm

One of my favs.
It is perfect every year and a no problem hosta :D
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Postby Linda P » Oct 25, 2007 7:52 am

I have to say I passed on it several times, until I saw a mature plant somewhere. Sitting in the pot at a nursery, it looks so very much like many other cream edged greens.
When it grows up, it's a whole different story. Mine is just a couple years old, but doing well so far.
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Postby Mary Ann » Oct 25, 2007 9:28 am

Just another pretty hosta, easy to grow and looks better every year . . . .nice mound form, upright leaves. This one has been in a pot for 5 years now. Everything gets bigger except my yard. ~sigh~
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