Hostas forum: Best hosta ever

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Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
May 27, 2016 8:28 PM CST
This is Hosta montana 'Aureomarginata'. It is my favorite. I like the bright colors. It really can liven up a drab or shady corner. I also like how the leaves stand up erectly. You can plant small plants at its feet.



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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
May 27, 2016 9:14 PM CST
Lovely! Has a lot of presence!
OH (Zone 5a)
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Pandora
May 28, 2016 7:00 AM CST
Beautiful. One of my favorites. All 100 favorites Hilarious!
It is first to come up & this year got nipped by frost. Should have covered it for abt a week.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 28, 2016 8:16 AM CST
I have two... one looks beautiful. The other came up just about 6" and never unfurled. I thought maybe a vole buffet, but I dug it up and it has nice looking roots... Maybe another freakish thing I can blame on our weird spring weather!

DKR622
May 28, 2016 2:58 PM CST
I live in Tennessee. When should my hosta bloom here? I have lots of hostas, even the stripe leaf but none have bloomed so far.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 28, 2016 3:31 PM CST
They bloom at different times. If you go to [url=www.hostalibrary.org]www.hostalibrary.org[/url] you can find your hostas bloom times by clicking on My hostas.net database. It will tell you size, color, bloom time...anything you need to know about your hosta!
albany,ny (Zone 5a)
pitcherell
May 31, 2016 2:28 PM CST
i have planted this and then lost the location in the garden. i have to look around and find that beauty.love yours!
Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Jun 14, 2016 4:53 AM CST
@pitcherell, it is beautiful if you pair it with a light yellow flower...like a daylily. The yellow picks up the yellow highlights in the hosta leaves. I guarantee you will no longer "lose" your hosta in the garden!
Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Cayuga
Jun 14, 2016 4:57 AM CST
@DKR622, I don't think hostas are particularly grown for their flowers...they are more a foliage plant, the flowers are a small bonus. Some of them do have spectacular & nicely scented flowers. Is it 'Aphrodisia' that has large white flowers? They make a statement in a shade garden. (Others may know.) I hope you like your hosta foliage? And I hope you won't be disappointed by the flowers.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 14, 2016 5:59 AM CST
I was watching a video of Shady Rest daylily gardens and they had a special section for hostas and they were quite an attraction with all the blooms.
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Pandora
Jun 14, 2016 7:35 AM CST
I let my hostas bloom because the hummingbirds absolutely love those flowers. As soon as flowers dry I go out with bucket and snippers and cut stems back to foliage height.

That keeps my named hostas named. I don't want seedlings because I like trading and want to be as careful as I can with each variety.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 14, 2016 9:46 AM CST
Cayuga - I think it's 'Aphrodite'. Also 'Venus' has spectacular flowers.
Ann

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