Hostas forum: Daily Hosta #34 'Pure Heart'

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Mar 15, 2016 6:41 AM CST
This is the only white-centred member of the "Mouse Ears" that has not reverted to solid blue for me. But I've only had it for 2 years. Time will tell, I guess, if it remains, but so far it looks good. Please feel free to post your own photos of this hosta.

Late July
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Ann

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Mar 15, 2016 7:51 AM CST
Nice little hosta! Mine is struggling so I'll just enjoy your pictures of this one. If it doesn't return this year I may replace it. I'm replacing Trifecta this year but will watch to see if my Pure Heart returns.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Mar 15, 2016 10:28 AM CST
I personally feel that the "mouse ears" family is highly overrated with the exceptions of 'Blue Mouse Ears' and maybe 'Church Mouse' (though CM is still too new to me to be sure). Too many of this unstable family revert to solid blue and too many of them look too much alike. With the exception of 'Pure Heart' above, all of my white(or light)-centred ones have turned solid blue. In general the sports, even after reverting don't grow as well as BME. I'm gradually losing all the streaking in 'Royal Mouse Ears' and I can't really tell the difference between 'Frosted Mouse Ears' and 'Mighty Mouse'. One I have with my "mouse ears" family, but which is from a different family, is 'Country Mouse'. It's a good little grower and really cute.

'Country Mouse' at the end of July - different family
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Ann

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cliftoncat
Mar 15, 2016 3:04 PM CST
Ann, I love this thread and really appreciate the delivery of my daily hosta 'fix'. Thank You!
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Mar 15, 2016 3:25 PM CST
Thank you. It looks as though I've got 9 more days of 3 hostas daily to catch up with those I posted elsewhere and then just one a day. Sticking tongue out By that time, we might be seeing our real hostas, though mine are still under at least a foot of snow. However, that snow is starting to go fast. Hurray!
Ann

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
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Rose1656
Mar 15, 2016 6:11 PM CST
I've seen some of mine poking through. I'm not ready for them yet, but it looks like they don't care!
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Mar 18, 2016 1:54 PM CST
Ann I agree with you on the BME sports statement. I have Country Mouse and it is a favorite mini.

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