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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 8, 2012 7:02 PM CST
I have a pretty big Hosta collection, about 150 different plants. This year I am starting a Iris collection and I already have five and I have ordered 12 more. I have pink, orange and yellow mostly. Cant wait to take some pictures. Green Grin!
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PollyK
Jun 8, 2012 7:40 PM CST
Thank you Susan, for starting this topic. I was wondering how many different collections of plants people have. I need to keep myself sane.

I have iris collections, the old, old yellow daylilies collection, a small hosta collection, a semp collection, a lilac collection and now starting a dianthus collection. Oh, and lilies.

Collecting them is fine, but keeping track and labeling all of them is so time consuming.
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clintbrown
Jun 8, 2012 8:42 PM CST

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I'm collecting Heuchera and Delosperma now. I'm starting to collect Sempervivum and Kniphofia....Hydrangeas and different types of Winterberries.
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Jun 8, 2012 10:03 PM CST

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For me Heuchera, Hosta. Echinacea ,Tiarella , Hellebore.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 9, 2012 6:12 AM CST
Polly, I am glad for this thread. If you have a big collection like me and other people is good to have a place where you can share your pictures and experience about what you have and what does well and what is easy or self sowing. Also, you are helping yourself because the pictures with the tags if possible will help you keep track of what you have and also identifications later if you should loose a tag.

I forgot I have a collection of butterfly plants including blanket flower, Delosperma, Buddleia, Echinacea, Kniphofia, Veronica, Hibiscus, Pineapple Lilies, Monarda, Coreopsis, Echium amoenum , Skullcap, Caryopteris, Liatris, Aster, Milkweed, Rudbeckias and Cup Plant. Whistling
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AGASTACHE-cotton candy
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Jun 9, 2012 7:11 AM CST
Iris, Hosta, Peonies and Roses here with a few other things for variety.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Jun 9, 2012 7:15 AM CST
OK, so what constitutes a collection. I now (thanks Bob) have about 10 heucheras, and I have 6 or so named peonies. Now I'm getting scared, LOL.

The hosta collection I have is the Americana one from Olga Petryszyn. Have you heard of that Susan? So, I probably have around 70 hostas all together.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 9, 2012 7:48 AM CST
I have never heard of that one Polly, Do you have picture? sounds like you got a good collection!
Green Grin!
We will define a collection as more than one plant of a kind. If you have three plants and they are all different kinds you could still add them by calling them a Flower Collection, or Butterfly Garden collection, or Shade Garden, etc.
Green Grin!
Or just something you are looking to collect,
If you got one Hosta, then you might be starting a collection, and if you have two hosta's you already have a collection.
Green Grin!
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PollyK
Jun 9, 2012 8:07 AM CST
That's scary, Susan, scary, LOL.

Here's the Americana collection, she is trying to do one representative of each state. I'm sure you have some of them already, and just don't know what I'm referring to. There are a couple I'm missing, and having trouble locating:

http://www.hostalady.com/framesets/a_to_z_page.htm

Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 9, 2012 8:24 AM CST
OH! Very nice, yes I have a few of them. Mostly I collect slug resistant or sun tolerant or preferably both because they do better in the heat.
Which ones are you missing?
Susan

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clintbrown
Jun 9, 2012 8:35 AM CST

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I also have a Rose, Hosta, Echinacea, and Clematis collection. Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 9, 2012 8:43 AM CST

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Polly those are really nice. Tobacco Road is one I have been wanting. And now I want Golden Gate.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 9, 2012 8:49 AM CST
I've been wanting 'Dawns Early Light' and it is slug resistant. Green Grin!
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lovemyhouse
Jun 9, 2012 9:47 AM CST
Have Iris:
Best Bet, Immortality, Impressionist (thank you, mamajack!) Puddy Tat and Sparks Fly (thank you, Angie!), NOID deep purple, NOID yellow, NOID lion's mane colored, NOID chocolate, NOID historic (thank you, Lori!), NOID yellow Siberian.

Hostas:
Patriot, June, Strip Tease, Praying Hands, Blue Mouse Ears, and Mighty Mouse.

Echinaceas:
purpurea, Marmalade, Ruby Star, Raspberry Truffle, Hot Papaya, Harvest Moon.

Lantana:
New Gold, NOID red/yellow, trailing lavender.

Daylilies
Um, about 105, so no names listed here. Hilarious!

Coreopsis:
Early Sunrise, Jethro Tull, Nana, Pinwheel.

Lilies:
Conca d'Or, Elodie, Casa Blanca, and four different NOIDs.

Roses:
Julia Child, Gizmo, Easy Does It, Just Joey, Heritage, Pope John Paul II, Opening Night, Fourth of July, Red Drift, Coral Drift, a pink NOID climber, a white NOID climber, a pink NOID wild shrub, two red NOIDS that I think are the same, two different pink NOIDS, a salmon/pink/orange NOID.

Dianthus:
Passion, five different NOIDs.

Thyme:
Lemon, Variegated Lemon, Spicy Orange, Orange Balsam, English

Penstemon:
Strawberry Taffy, Blueberry Taffy, Dark Towers. All are new this year--thanks to mamajack's persuasion. Rolling on the floor laughing

Agastache:
Black Adder, Tutti Frutti, Bolero, Blue Boa, Firebird, Summer Love, Purple Haze

Caryopteris:
Summer Sorbet, Sunshine Blue, Snow Fairy
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lovemyhouse
Jun 9, 2012 10:08 AM CST
Forgot the Clematis:

Florida sieboldii, Malaya Garnet, Miss Bateman, Arctic Queen, Daniel Deronda, Duchess of Albany, Filigree, Silmakivi, Roguchi
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CindiKS
Jun 9, 2012 11:01 AM CST
I have 22. That's types of plants where I have to have every new one that comes out. I did stop at 1200 on daylilies cut back to 800 on iris, though. I have way more than i can take care of. It's all spread over 10 a res and i don't have a sprinkler system. We've lived here 3 yrs but i've gardened with passion since i was 10, and some plants have moved with me from house to house.
Roses 400
Hosta 200
Peony 75
Clematis 75
Lilium 150 that have nametags
Shrubs! I love shrubs! Especially viburnums, lilac, hibiscus, crepe myrtle
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 9, 2012 11:19 AM CST
I also got the Iris Impressionist from mamajacks along with three noids, also got a very nice peach noid from Debra, and got a nice big clump of Rising Sun Japanese Iris from Mary's Garden Patch.

The rest are on order but will complete my IRIS COLLECTION for this year, I got two from Hornbakers when I ordered a hosta, they were, BEAUTIFUL VISION & HARVEST OF MEMORIES.

Also from stout's I got ALTERATION, BE MY BABY ,BORN TO SHINE, EXOTIC AIRE, HAPPENSTANCE, AUTUMN ROSE, DREAMVILLE, OKAPI POPPY, THROB and YOSEMITE.

Also got a pretty good Buddleia collection,
2-EMPIRE BLUE
RED BUTTERFLY BUSH
IMPERIAL PURPLE
5 MISS MOLLY
ASIAN MOON
TUTTI FRUTTI
PEACH COBLER

also AGASTACHES, all from Mamajack's

BOLERO
COTTON CANDY
RASPBERRY SUMMER
SUMMER SKY
SUMMER SUNSET

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my first bloom on cotton candy
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Jun 9, 2012 11:40 AM CST
Now those are quite some collections!

Bob, to complete my collection so far I need Continental Divide, Coal Miner, Dune Boy, Golden Gate, Gotham and Tobacco Road.
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daylilydreams
Jun 9, 2012 11:56 AM CST
Ok, I admit it I'm obsessed with my garden and have a few collections will not name individual plants it would take way too long. Starting with daylilies, lilies, peonies, clematis, penstemon, phlox, hosta, aquilegia, gaillardia, platycodon, nepta, echinacea, rudbeckia, tulips, daffs, bleeding hearts, campanula, cimicifuga, iris, hollyhocks, lamium, perovskia, sedum, shrubs and flowering trees may have missed a few. I have been doing this and adding for many years like around forty so it adds up after awhile my collections run from mostly small, a couple medium all the way to a large. Love my garden it keeps me healthy, happy & broke. Lovey dubby *Blush* Whistling

My space is limited and no more gardens are being added. I have to be able to keep the gardens looking decent it is plenty of work and has slowed way down the plants added.
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Jun 9, 2012 12:11 PM CST
I'm a nut case for heuchera, heucherella! I just keep checking for all the new ones coming out. Lovey dubby I need more real estate for heacheras.
Love sedum the tall ones. I have a lot of the newer Echies but because they keep disappearing after winter I might just grow them from seed.
I have been buying more hosta as the ones I have are from costco many years ago. Confused I didn't know squat, still don't know that much about them other then you need to buy from a hosta grower because of the virus.
Thanks to the semp forum I'm starting to look at Semps. Thanks Chris? They are amazing plants. Who knew they turned all those gorgeous colors. We need something here in Washington that will brighten the gray days of winter. I think these might just fit the bill.

I have many iris, just noids and have a bunch of daylilies. I have bought from flowerchild and a few others. I like these but am not a fanatic about them.

So my to top colections right know are herchera/heucherella and the tall sedum.
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