My teeth are chattering and my booty is frozen solid. Without a doubt, there’s nothing worse in a garden than a frozen booty. The question persists: will this winter ever end?
While pondering frozen body parts, it occurs to me the real treasure in the garden – the pirate booty if you will – is a favorite perennial. It is the plant each gardener dotes after and tends to like a mother to a child. My personal favorite (and the joy of my garden) is the ‘Sum Total’ Hosta given to me as a gift many years ago by my friend Cynthia, the owner of Soules Gardens in Indianapolis. Soules is known for their Hostas and Daylily collection and offer wonderful plants to the public.
‘Sum Total’ is a sport of ‘Sum Substance’ and Soules’ original plant grew to be 95″ across! The above photo does not show the enormity of the leaves which are easily 16″ to 20″ long in this picture.
What is your favorite perennial booty and why? Do you have photos?
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