Hostas forum: A visit to the Hosta House....Salt Lake City

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 30, 2014 4:26 PM CST
Today my Sister-In Law and I went to the Hosta House in Salt Lake City. I took mostly general pictures. I'm going back in a couple of weeks and will try to focus in more on individual cultivars, Here is part of what we saw.....
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Thumb of 2014-05-30/Paul2032/ee6e36Hosta Silver Star in front, skip the next one and then there is Praying Hands and curly Fries.


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Seducer...I bought a mature plant. It is upright and i need a tall one.


Seducer


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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 30, 2014 5:40 PM CST
They definitely live up to their business name! Looks like you had a lot to choose from. Did you only buy the one?
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
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Paul2032
May 30, 2014 5:46 PM CST
I bought a mature plant of Seducer which I will take a picture of tomorrow when I plant it. It will go in a spot where I needed a tall upright plant. Also 2 small ones, Pixie Vamp and Hideout. Pictures tomorrow. I have more pictures to post. my Sister-In Law bought several.......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 30, 2014 5:49 PM CST
Paul2032,
It is amazing to see so many perfect looking hostas with no bug bites no torn leaves etc. I can't get over how well everything must be regulated to get all those hostas to grow at the same rate, I've seen a video on how thousands of them are grown and the precise standards they must live up to in order to pass inspections, really amazing.
Those are some beautiful looking plants.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
May 30, 2014 5:53 PM CST
The owners name is Burton and he does a great job. The only problem I saw today was a small one....a little sun damage. It is a challenge to provide shade for all those plants.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 30, 2014 5:54 PM CST
Seducer looks like a nice upright. I'll have to put that one on my list. I'm looking for large, upright hosta for my hillside.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
May 30, 2014 6:04 PM CST
How about Niagara Falls.....


or Queen of the Seas
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Today I got a nice sport of Niagara Falls....Bridal Falls from Plant Delights Nursery. It will be a nice upright.
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Also Krossa Regal, Regal Splendor and Regal Supreme are nice uprights.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
Heucheras Charter ATP Member Birds Hummingbirder Hostas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Rose1656
May 31, 2014 5:53 AM CST
I do have all of the above except Bridal Falls. I divided a huge Krossa Regal 2 years ago and planted them on the hill. My Queen of the Sea is pretty big, so maybe I'll divide it. I'll put Bridal Falls on my list for next year. Thanks for the suggestions.

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