Pic of the Day--Lakeside Twiddle Dee

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Pic of the Day--Lakeside Twiddle Dee

Postby Hank Zumach » Nov 30, 2007 11:17 am

Hi All--Mary Chastain has been more prolific and successful than any other hosta hybridizer. It is hard to imagine a hosta collection of any size that would not have any of her great "Lakeside" series of plants. An example of the wide spread popularity of Mary's work is the fact that six of the plants in our Friendship Garden are the result of her efforts. Today's variety, Lakeside Twiddle Dee, falls into the "small" category since its expected height is between 6 and 10 inches. The Lemke registration data puts the mature clump measurements at 11x8.

Registry - not registered as of Nov. 2012

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Lakeside+Twiddle+Dee

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/l/la57.html

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Pic of the Day--Lakeside Twiddle Dee



Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 30, 2007 1:46 pm

Don't have that one. I presently have
Lakeside Cupcake
Lakeside Elfin Fire
Lakeside Looking Glass
Lakeside Shoremaster
Lakeside Zinger
in my collection and I've been very happy with them although I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Looking Glass as I had it in a pot and it didn't drain enough last year. Was looking pretty sad when I got it into the garden.

On Twiddle Dee - I like the reddish petioles. Might have to look into adding that one.

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Postby eastwood2007 » Nov 30, 2007 4:28 pm

I hope to add more Lakeside hostas next year, I just have 5 or 6 now...Knickknack, Black Satin, Coal Miner, Shoremaster, Neat Petite and Little Gem.

May have to add this one, Hank. Thanks for the pics.
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Postby MollyD » Nov 30, 2007 4:58 pm

I have the following Lakeside hostas:

Black Satin
Cha Cha
Shore Master

the only one I was sorely disappointed in was Black Satin. Maybe it will survive the winter and look bigger next year.

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Postby allnitro » Nov 30, 2007 6:50 pm

Ok here is what I have for Lakeside hostas:

April Snow
Baby Face
Beach Bum
Black Mama
Black Satin
Cindy Cee
Coal Miner
Cup Up
Doo Dad
Meadow Ice
Shore Master
Sparkle Plenty
And I added 5 of Mary's breeder plants this year. I may have missed some . :-?

Mary is a very nice and helpful person too!
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Re: Pic of the Day--Lakeside Twiddle Dee

Postby irawon » Nov 29, 2012 1:56 pm

I have the following Lakesides and like them all. I've listed the expected mature height and width.

1. Lakeside Alex Andra 16” h x 40 w
2. Lakeside Black Satin 22”x40” Slug prone in my garden but does have a dark green colour in shade.
3. Lakeside Contender 20” x40”
4. Lakeside Downsized 5”x16”
5. Lakeside Dragonfly 18”x 30”
6. Lakeside Foaming Sea 18” x 48”
7. Lakeside Hoola Hoop 10”x20”
8. Lakeside Legal Tender 8”x37”
9. Lakeside Looking Glass 10”x37”
10. Lakeside Little Tuft 6”x 12”
11. Lakeside Paisley Print 10” x30” Only one of the two I bought last year survived the winter.
12. Lakeside Rocky Top 6”x18”
13. Lakeside Shore Master 20’ x 36”
14. Lakeside Slick Chick $19.99 6”x12” RWR 2011
15. Lakeside Storm Watch 6” x 24” $23.00 RWR 2011
16. Lakeside Zesty Zeno $17.00 14” x 31 Budd 2011
17. Lakeside Zinger 6”x9-10” Lakeside Zinger 6”x9- 10” ViolaAnn 2011
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