Hostas forum: Early June hostas in Ottawa

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 4, 2014 6:11 PM CST
Well, early June has come and all but 'Wheee!' are fully unfurled. Here are some pics. Many of these will be uncropped because the plants around the featured plant look nice IMHO.
It's still a bit early to pull out my crocus and tulip foliage; so forgive the messy gardens.

'Allegan Fog'
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'Alligator Shoes'
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'Amy's Choice' - my own seedling of 'Korean Snow', named after my eldest granddaughter
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'Ann Kulpa' - new last week from Rona where I don't generally buy hostas. Looks healthy, but I'll watch it.
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'Allan P. McConnell' - is used here as a border along my driveway.
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'Aristocrat'
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'Avalanche' is feeling the effects of more sun than previously due to Ash trees that were removed down the street. We are badly affected by Emerald Ash Borer.
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'Bell Ringer' - stabilized version of 'Liberty Bell'
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'Blue Cadet' is gradually being made into a border in this dark corner where I've tried and failed with many hostas. The blue ones seem to do OK. This also shows 'Frances Williams' which seems to do OK, but not wonderfully well in this location.
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'Blue Ice'
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Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Jun 4, 2014 6:21 PM CST
'Blue Shadows'
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'Blue Wedgwood'
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'Bridegroom'
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'Brother Stefan'
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'Bulletproof'
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'Captain Kirk'
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'Charlotte's Web'
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'Cherry Berry'
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'Cherry Tart'
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'Chinese Sunrise'
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Ann

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 4, 2014 6:36 PM CST
'Chi-town Classic' - or at least that's what I'm calling it. It's stabilized from 'Charlotte's Web'.
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'Christmas Pageant'
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'Clausa' - one of 2 I have. This is a very rhizomatous plant that can become a bully in the garden if it really likes the conditions. Site it where nothing else likes to grow. It has lovely dark purple flower buds which never open.
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'Cracker Crumbs' - this is a close-up of part of a border I'm developing in one garden.
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'Curly Fries'
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'Cutting Edge'
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'Dancing With Leila' is a seedling from 'Last Dance' which looks nearly identical to family member 'Dance With Me'. I've named it after my second granddaughter. I divided this plant a couple of weeks ago and have a nice division for Leila's other grandparents.
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'Dee's Golden Jewel' separated from my 'Jewel of the Nile' in autumn 2012. I have a couple of divisions like this.
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'Déjâ Blu'
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'Diana Remembered'
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Ann

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 4, 2014 6:45 PM CST
Last set for tonight. I play viola and need to go practice for an hour or so. Major concert on the weekend, plus I'm playing in church on Sunday.

'Dorset Clown'
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'Dragon Tails'
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'Electrocution'
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'Emerald Ruff Cut'
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'Fire Island'
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'Fireworks' - several years old and very slow growing, or maybe it's too dark where it is.
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'First Frost'
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'First Mate'
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'Fortunei Aureomarginata' - an old variety that I love.
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'Fragrant Bouquet' - I need to prune the shrub.
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Ann

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Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Jun 4, 2014 7:21 PM CST
Fabulous gardens !!!! Absolutely beautiful. How long did it take you to put it all together?
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 4, 2014 7:54 PM CST
Ann,

Your hostas are always so nice and happy looking! My 'Emerald Ruff Cut' has only looked nice one season in all the years that I've owned it!
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 4, 2014 8:20 PM CST
Susie - are gardens ever all put together? Rolling my eyes. But I've been seriously into hostas for about a decade. But my albums for 2004 show 27 varieties of hostas. I've got closer to 190 now. Nothing compared to my friends with rural lots who have 500 or 600.

Done practicing for this evening; so here are a few more hostas before I head to bed.

'Francee' is one of my older plants, but I divided it a couple of years ago and now have 2.
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'Frisian Pride'
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'Frosted Dimples'
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'Fujibotan'
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'Gemini Moon'
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'Ghost Spirit'
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'Gold Drop' always emerges green and gradually develops a gold colour.
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'Grand Tiara'
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'Great Expectations'
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'Green Eyes'
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Ann

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 4, 2014 8:46 PM CST
My 'Gypsy Rose' has never looked quite normal.
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And this year, it's definitely got a sport on it.
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The larger of my two 'Halcyon' plants. I divided it a few years ago to see if it would grow fast in a different location. It didn't.
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'Harpoon' is on of my favourites. I love its free form.
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'Heavenly Tiara' - nice, but a much slower grower than 'Grand Tiara'.
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'High Society' - doing well.
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'Ice Age Trail' seems larger than last year. Very slow grower. I don't have as much streaking as some do.
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'Ice Cream'
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'Illicit Affair' - when I divided this 3 years ago, I sold off some of it, and planted the rest back in 3 groups. You'd never know it now.
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'Invincible' - love its shiny leaves, but the slugs do too.
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Ann

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 4, 2014 9:04 PM CST
Last group for tonight.

'Janet'
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'Janet' sport which I separated a couple of years ago. It now has TWO sports, the one with white steaks and one that doesn't go white in the middle. I'm going to separate this one further when I get time.
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'Jewel of the Nile'
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My original 'June' - in a garden east of my house which gets morning sun.
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A division I took from my original plant about 4 years ago. This one is west of my house and gets far less sun. Pictures taken the same day. There is always a marked difference in colour between these two plants.
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'Karin' - name of my elder daughter
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'Katsuragawa Beni'
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'Kifukurin Ko Mame' - very fast growing and enthusiastic little hosta which makes a wonderful edger
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'Kinbotan' - have had it only a few years, but I think it will make a good ground cover hosta.
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'Korean Snow'
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'Lemon Frost' border or part of it - another very fast growing mini.
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'Liberty' is looking good.
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Ann

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Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Jun 5, 2014 2:15 AM CST
You are right, Ann. We are never "done" with our gardens. But you answered the question I was really trying to ask which was how long have you been collecting Hostas. I'm a Johnny come lately, with them, I didn't realize there were so many kinds until I saw a display garden at a nursery in Minneapolis and saw how beautiful a garden could be filled with mostly just Hostas. I appreciate the education I'm getting here at ATP. Thanks for sharing!
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 5, 2014 8:05 AM CST
Thank You! for you kind words. And I'm happy to hear that you are well on your way to becoming a hostaholic.

Have done morning aquafit and now I'll add some more pics.

'Little Sunspot' emerges fully green but the leaf centre develops a yellow colour that looks nice next to 'Fire Island'
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'Little Treasure'
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'Lakeside Cranberry Relish' - becoming quite a nice plant. The flower scapes are nice on this one. And it's fertile, usually imparting a red petiole to the seedlings.
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'Lakeside Cupcake'
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'Lakeside Mom' - looking good, but I've still not had successful seedlings from her.
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'Lakeside Paisley Print'
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'Lakeside Reflecting Glass' - sport of 'Lakeside Looking Glass'
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'Lakeside Zinger'
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'Lovely Leila' - a seedling of ??? Maybe June. But the squirrels moved around all my markers one early winter. I've had it for several years. Emerges near white in the centre, gets misty and gradually greens up. Named after my second granddaughter.
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'Loyalist'
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Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Jun 5, 2014 8:17 AM CST
'Mack the Knife'
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'Mango Tango' just starting its 3rd year in my garden
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'Marilyn Monroe' - love the frilly leaves with the white underside. Proflici bloomer but very late in the season.
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'Masquerade'
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'Morning Light' need morning light only. Leaf centres will melt out with afternoon sun.
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Mouse garden. I'm no longer really collecting these mice as I'm rather disenchanted with the entire family, although I DID buy 'One Iota' this year because all my other white centred ones had died or reverted. In this pic, at the bottom is 'Country Mouse'. It's from a different family and is my favourite of the lot. The others starting at lower left and making a spiral are 'Blue Mouse Ears', 'Frosted Mouse Ears', 'Royal Mouse Ears', a reversion of 'Snow Mouse' to solid blue, 'Church Mouse', 'One Iota' and 'Mighty Mouse'.
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'My Claire'
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'Nancy' - new last year and already up to 8 eyes
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'Obsession'
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'On Stage' - always the last to emerge in my garden
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 5, 2014 8:33 AM CST
'Orange Marmalade' - a slow grower for me. Need to try moving it away from my Linden tree.
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'Paradise Island' was badly attacked by slugs last year (as were many of my hostas when I was away for the first 10 days of July). It's looking good this year, but seems much smaller. I dug it up to ensure there wasn't anything going on with the roots and replanted and will hope for the best.
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'Patriot' - was moved a couple of years ago to be next to its sport, 'Loyalist'. The inverted colours compliment each other really well.
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'Paul's Glory' has looked glorious the last few years.
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'Peppermint Ice'. Nobody has indicated a rhizomatous tendency for this one, but mine certainly appears to be as it puts up new eyes at some distance from the original crown. The Hosta Library shows 2 distinct plants under this name. Chris from Hallson gardens think mine is the correct one.
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'Pewterware' - a streaked division from a friend's garden. Last year, I had a large section reverted to solid blue, but I wasn't successful in separating it and that section died. It now has 4 good streaked eyes.
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'Pixie Vamp' and 'Popo' share a container, but I think PV wants it all. I'll need to find a garden location for her.
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'Praying Hands' has not been a fast grower for me, but it seems to like this location in a very narrow garden where it can be seen from all sides.
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'Punky' gets lighter in the leaf centre all summer. A sport of 'Blue Wedgewood' which I have planted next to it.
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'Rainbow's End', with it's glossy leaves is about as close to a slug-proof hosta as I can get in my garden.
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 5, 2014 8:41 AM CST
'Rainfroest Sunrise' - nice cupped leaves with bright centres.
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'Raspberries and Cream'
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'Raspberry Sundae' - a VERY slow grower for me, but the leaves seem larger this year.
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'Red October' - nice red petioles and a very late bloomer. This one was COVERED in blooms with it's slug eaten foliage last October.
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'Regal Splendor' is a nice upright hosta that needs a better location in my garden as it has not performed up to its potential in this location.
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'Remember Me' was divided this year. Took 3 eyes and sent them to a friend and 2 eyes will go into the hosta garden at my church.
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'Restless Sea'
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'Restless Sea' leaf showing the sawtooth edge
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'Revolution'
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'Ripple Effect' - another slow grower for me
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 5, 2014 8:51 AM CST
'Roller Coaster Ride' - a small hosta that I like a lot
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'Rootin Tootin' - I mix this one up with 'Summer Music' below, though the colour of green is different.
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'Salute' - a nice upright hosta that won't get very large
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'Sara' - my younger daughter's name. This one gets more yellow as the season progresses. It also gets larger than its registered size.
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seedling of 'Déjâ Blu'. this nice blue seedling is a keeper, but I've not given it a name yet.
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seedling of 'Little Red Rooster' is an enthusiastic, frilly plant. Larger than its mom. Petioles aren't as red either.
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seedling of 'September Sun' I've had for quite a few years; so should be able to consider it mature, I think. Obviously won't get overly large. Nice yellow all season long.
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'September Sun'
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'Silver Threads and Golden Needles'
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'Sitting Pretty' - looks great once I pulled out the tulip foliage around it. A slow grower. It took 4 years to develop a second eye and another 4 years later, it still has only 2. But the leaves are large this year. I'm betting there will be more eyes next year.
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 5, 2014 9:01 AM CST
'So Sweet' hasn't done as well since I divided it and replanted it 4 years ago.
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'Sparkler' - is not doing as well as last year and I'm not sure why.
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'Spilt Milk' - mine doesn't have as much milk spilt as some.
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'Stained Glass' - what I would call an unruly mound
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'Stand By Me'
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'Stiletto' - a nice small mound. I suspect this would make a nice border but have never tried it as one.
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'Summer Breeze' - love this bright spot in the garden
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'Summer Music' hard to believe this is the parent of 'Summer Breeze' above. In fact it has spawned a whole fmaily of first and second generation sports including 'Dance With Me', 'Last Dance', 'Mango Tango' and 'Lakeside Meter Maid' to name just a few.
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'Sun Power' has never been an outstanding performer for me
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'Surprised By Joy' - a nice mini, though it will get slug eater
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Ann

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 5, 2014 9:11 AM CST
'Sweet Innocence' - I didn't like the way this was performing in my garden; so I dug it and divided it, intending to get rid of it. Guess what, it seems to like the back of my veggie garden a lot.
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'Tears of Joy' is the smallest hosta I own.
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'Teaspoon'
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'The Razor's Edge'
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'Tick Tock' forms a very dense mound. This is another that I fully divided a few years ago and replanted in several sections.
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'Tickle Me Pink' - new this season
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'Tiny Tears' - a very fast growing mini which would make a good border or rock garden plant. Mine was divided this spring and 4 sections went to the local Hort Society sale.
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'Twist of Lime' looks a lot like 'Lemon Frost', which is next to it, except for the tiny green margin.
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'Venus' needed to be dug as it has heaved up and roots were exposed. In the process, a large part fell off and I divided it all and replanted in 2 locations this spring.
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'Viola Ann' - a streaked plant I was given in 2010 when my garden was on the Ontario Hosta Soc. Ottawa area bus tour. I finally decided to give it a name - mine.
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Ann

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Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Jun 5, 2014 9:17 AM CST
This finishes off the plants I'm showing you now.

'Warwick Curtsey'
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weedling p I have no idea of the plant's parentage, but I like the yellow colour.
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weedling - might be a seedling from 'Lakeside Zinger'. I rather like its size and shape and I've had it a couple of years; so I don't think it will get too large.
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'Wheee!' - has not quite finished unfurling
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'Whirlwind' - one of 2 divisions I have. This can get quite large but mine has not been a fast grower.
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'White Christmas'
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'White Dove' - a nice little plant
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'World Cup' - new this season. Was a liner given to participants in the Ontario Hosta Forum. I've not decided whether I will keep it long term as I'm not sure it gets yellow enough to stand out and I'm short of garden space. However, we all know that hostas change dramatically as they mature; so the jury is out.
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'Wylde Green Cream'
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'X-rated'
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Ann

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