Not Pic of the Day 5-30-08 Jim Matthews

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Not Pic of the Day 5-30-08 Jim Matthews

Postby jgh » May 30, 2008 9:03 am

Our late spring - we're about two weeks behind our usual garden cycle - is having some advantages for me. I'm usually too busy getting ready for my sale to enjoy the early changes in the garden.

This year I feel like the pretty girl in sixth grade... the one who can just change her mind whenever and have a different favorite every day.

Yesterday it was Jim Matthews. This one was registered a decade ago by Barry Sligh, of New Zealand fame, so I'm suprised its name isn't Kiwi Jim Matthews. Actually, though I'm sure Jim Matthews was a nice person, neither name is really catchy... still, this baby really commands attention in the garden right now!

Sligh registered it as a selfed sieboldiana seedling. It's a light-centered variegated sieboldiana, putting it into the same general category as Great Expectations, Borwick Beauty, Queen of Islip, Super Nova, etc. - but it is different from all of them.

It's impossible to describe the colors as it is changing all the time... it fits best into the category of "misted center." It has grown surprisingly well for me, though others have reported problems. I fostered my extra one out to my SIL and she lost it the first winter - expensive mistake!

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Anyway, NPOTD taken yesterday...



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Not Pic of the Day 5-30-08 Jim Matthews



Postby mum2knm » May 30, 2008 9:04 am

That one is a beauty!
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Postby party_music50 » May 30, 2008 9:09 am

oh, wow! THAT is one beautiful hosta!
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Postby Carol W » May 30, 2008 9:20 am

Nice I might just have to add this one to my list. What do I mean "might" as I write it down...
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Postby JaneG » May 30, 2008 10:21 am

Thanks Jim! I'm enjoying your NPOTD. This is a beautiful plant, and I like how your pictures -- zoom in -- on the details, starting from a distance and getting closer and closer . . .
Start slowly . . . then taper off.
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Postby nanny_56 » May 30, 2008 10:59 am

I am really enjoying your NPOTD's too! :D

Though I really, really should not look... :roll:
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Postby loisf » May 30, 2008 12:01 pm

What a fantastic hosta!

You mentioned a sale. Is this a hosta sale? If so, when and where? I'm practically a neighbor. We're in Orono.
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Postby pauhaus » May 30, 2008 9:23 pm

Wow, what a beauty, Jim! Love the coloring on this one. :cool:
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Postby HostaDesigner » May 30, 2008 9:37 pm

That's freakin' beautiful! :D
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Postby LucyGoose » May 30, 2008 9:47 pm

OMG........Not another one.......:lol: I love it!!!! :P
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Postby newB » May 30, 2008 10:03 pm

I just wrote that one down. This NPOTD's is going to be expensive!

So much for my other plants... Make way for more Hosta!!

Everyhting but Hosta, Sedum, Peony and Lilac give away at my house this weekend!!! :D

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about Hosta and for the great photos.
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Postby bobinfrance » May 31, 2008 5:33 pm

I have had this one now for about three years and have already divided it in to three and each division is now dividable into three agin, thats a prety good grower for me

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Postby Patrushka » Jun 11, 2008 11:03 am

I really like this one. :cool: I've had my eye on it for a while. Someday I'd like to have a family hosta bed with everyone having a hosta bearing their name. DS#1's name is Matthew and DS#3's middle name is James.
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Re: Not Pic of the Day 5-30-08 Jim Matthews

Postby tsbccowboy » Feb 25, 2015 11:11 am

'Jim Matthews' showing its changes during the season.

Jim Matthews

Jim Matthews

Jim Matthews

Jim Matthews
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