Hostas forum: Hosta Orders 2016

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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Feb 13, 2016 8:54 AM CST
I finally bit the bullet and made a decision on my Hosta choices for this year. This is my first year ordering online so am hopeful they will be worth waiting for. No new releases as that's not in the budget but I'm excited none the less! I've ordered: Lakeside Paisley Print, Reptilian, Irish Luck, The Razors Edge, Frisian Pride and Vivacious.






What are you ordering this year? Share some pics!
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Feb 13, 2016 11:13 AM CST
These are a few of the ones that I've ordered from Naylor Creek, and with their permission I've also downloaded pictures from their website.


Silver Sheen
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Firn Line
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Golden Needles
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Beyond Glory
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Jason and Katie
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One Last Dance
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Color Festival
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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Feb 13, 2016 12:33 PM CST
Nice! Very interesting colouring on Silver Sheen and love the pattern on Color Festival. Great choices.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Feb 13, 2016 5:38 PM CST

Debbie, from where did you order yours ?
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Feb 14, 2016 12:53 PM CST
Looks like good choices above. A bit of a note to Debbie - my 'The Razor's Edge' has petioles that are nowhere near as red as that photo. Almost have to wonder if that particular photo was enhanced in some way.

This photo is from 2013 - the plant is much larger now, but it shows the petioles.
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Ann

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Feb 16, 2016 10:56 AM CST
Well, I said I wasn't going to order 'First Blush' until I saw how it did for others but...Naylor Creek has it on Facebook so...
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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Feb 16, 2016 11:51 AM CST
ViolaAnn said:Looks like good choices above. A bit of a note to Debbie - my 'The Razor's Edge' has petioles that are nowhere near as red as that photo. Almost have to wonder if that particular photo was enhanced in some way.

This photo is from 2013 - the plant is much larger now, but it shows the petioles.
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Yes, I expect that picture is a little unrealistic. I chose it because it looked so dramatic! Thanks Ann.
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Feb 16, 2016 11:57 AM CST
Rose1656 said:Well, I said I wasn't going to order 'First Blush' until I saw how it did for others but...Naylor Creek has it on Facebook so...
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It's really different isn't it? Hard to resist. You'll have to let us know how it performs Rose. Hope it's colouring is as dramatic as it appears. I did read that the redness fades in the heat of the summer esp when temps get up into the 90's. I'm not sure how hot your summers are in Illinois.

Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Feb 16, 2016 12:04 PM CST
Our summers get pretty warm and humid. But I have several that lose their pretty colors in the late summer. I always tell people to come see my collection before mid summer!
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Feb 16, 2016 3:40 PM CST
I'll have to see if anyone in Canada has 'First Blush'.

BTW, 'The Razor's Edge', talked about above, has been a very good grower for me. But it tends to be a bit droopy meaning the red petioles don't get seen a lot.

I'll have to look at catalogues and see if there's anything I can't live without for spring. For the first time in years, I will have fewer hostas than a year ago because last autumn I divided and sold off several I didn't really like. I have only a 60' wide suburban lot and nearly 200 varieties with multiples of some plus some seedlings. Real estate is at a premium and I've slowed down on hosta purchases.
Ann

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Feb 16, 2016 8:44 PM CST
Believe it or not I have cut back! I have plenty to keep me busy and so many look alike. I just try to get the more unusual looking ones now. I'm also replacing ones that I liked but lost along the way.
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Feb 16, 2016 8:45 PM CST
HostaChoice and HostaFever both have First Blush listed in their online catalogue. Blinking
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Feb 17, 2016 6:58 PM CST
Rose I am in your boat too. It has to look pretty special for me to purchase. When I first got interested in hostas it only needed to have a different name and I needed it. I only purchased plants locally at that time. There was a teriffic hosta nursery about 15 miles from me. I spent a lot of time drooling over there. LOL. It has since turnd into a private garden. At that time I purchased my Striptease. Paid an alarming $40 for it. Striptease and Titanic were two that were "expensive" at that time and I just had to have them. It is still a favorite so I guess long term it was a good investment. Mind you he sold in gallon pots that were fabulously full.

When I had lots of space to work with I tended to ignore the minis. Now I favor the minis as far as acquisitions go.I need to get busy with the backyard shade gardens this summer. Some plants need to be moved and some of the taller things need thinning out. It has kind of gone wild and cottage garden looking back there, I love it. The Tall garden phlox have seeded themselves here and there in the sunny spots.

The larger hostas have kind of overgrown their smaller counterparts, so I need to move some of them.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Feb 17, 2016 7:25 PM CST
I had to start online shopping very early. I don't have any sellers within 60 miles so it didn't take long to find some wonderful nurseries out there. I joined a few co-ops early on and got some really nice ones at very reasonable prices. Since q& z closed the new and unusual varieties have slowed way down. I do miss him.

I don't think I'll ever be satisfied with my shade beds so moving plants is always on my list of things to do!
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Feb 21, 2016 3:55 PM CST
I only ordered three this year. Angel Falls, Kaleidochrome,and Frosted Mini Hearts. Shady spots are now at a premium in my yard so have to watch my buying impulses.

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