Daily Hosta #1 - 'Cracker Crumbs' - Add your pics

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Daily Hosta #1 - 'Cracker Crumbs' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 05, 2011 6:56 am

Name: H. 'Cracker Crumbs'

Description: Leaves emerge bright yellow-gold surrounded by a dark green margin that looks painted on. As the season progresses the colour becomes chartreuse and then almost coppery and continues to darken until late summer.
Size: Mini (12"w x 6"h)
Origin: sport of H. 'Shiny Penny'
Flowers: Funnel-shaped, lavender on leafy scape in late summer
Added to garden: spring 2005
Notes: viable seeds; forms a very dense mound in a short time.
I've divided mine up to form a border though I still keep some in pots.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... r%20Crumbs
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Cracker+Crumbs
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/c/crackercrumbs.html

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Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 05, 2011 4:05 pm

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In general, I've tried to show pictures of my hostas as they looked in mid-late summer. but I got to thinking that you need an early season picture of 'Cracker Crumbs' because the colour changes so much. Here's a shot taken in very early June of part of that same border.
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Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 02, 2012 12:57 pm

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Part of my 'Cracker Crumbs' border. It's gradually filling in.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Cracker Crumbs' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 22, 2014 7:58 pm

2014 - the border has been growing well, but the last couple of years it's been decimated by foliar nematodes. I may dig out the least affected plant and see if I can treat it at all.

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Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 15, 2015 6:41 pm

2015 June 21. This border is still badly affected by foliar nematodes, but looks good early in the season.

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Postby ViolaAnn » Mar 29, 2017 3:21 pm

2016 update - I dug a part of the border early in the season before it leafed out. Washed the roots well and then soaked them in water with Pine Sol added. Planted it in a pot and there was no sign of foliar nematodes all season. The border was still affected, but because it was a dry year, not as badly. This photo July 7.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Cracker Crumbs' - Add your pics

Postby waldo » May 26, 2018 11:21 am

Hi ViolaAnn, I would refer you to an article by Warren Pollock beginning on page seventy of The Hosta Journal Volume35 Number 1. There is a huge amount of information about Foliar Nematodes in this article, I would call your attention to page 77 lower right Nematicide: Pylon. I am retired from the Pest Control industry, forty five years as a Pest Control Tech. Pylon is the greenhouse formulation and is rather pricey, the structural pest control product is Phantom, same active ingredient 21.45% vs 21.4% Pylon and is a little less pricey $72.40 vs $460.00 for the Pylon. This is a professional product and required license vary by state. Phantom is even labeled for bedbugs, which involves application to areas of close human contact. I know of situations where a high level of control, if not elimination have been realized. I am not looking for any debates or arguments, do with this information what you like and as always... FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Cracker Crumbs' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » May 31, 2018 1:14 pm

Virtually EVERYTHING is restricted in Ontario.

AT any rate, in 2017 I dug another section of that border and gave it the same treatment and it's still doing well. Absolutely no sign of nematodes.

This photo was July 19, 2017 - after it had greened up.
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and last week -
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Cracker Crumbs' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Jun 03, 2018 9:59 pm

2017 update. July 17
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I dug another section of the border and it continues to do well in 2018.
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