Hostas forum: FoxFire Hostas -- who has them?

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Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
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tcs1366
Dec 29, 2011 9:28 PM CST
I recall when Foxfire closed their doors... someone got a few of their hostas, but I can't recall who. I know Ed Thaubald has a few... But does anyone know if Steve's Ruby Princess is out there anywhere?

A few yrs ago, Steve send me an image of it... and it really is pretty and wouldnt mind having it one day. It has similar markings to Palm Sunday, if i recall correctly.
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Dec 30, 2011 12:01 PM CST
For Canadians, Goldenbrook Hostas has at least some of them.
Ann

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Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
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tcs1366
Dec 30, 2011 12:58 PM CST
Ann -- I did a bit of searching and found Bill Silvers, in Georgia has a good handful of them.
no mention of the Ruby Princess though...
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Jeff (allnitro)
Iowa
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BlackHawkGiboshi
Dec 30, 2011 10:35 PM CST
Bill Silvers and Ed Thaubald are partners too. If Bill didn't end up with 'Ruby Princess' then Jeff Miller of Land of the Giants just might have..... and then again it just might have got lost in the madness those last few days. Steve did show it to Marie and I one time but haven't heard anyting about it since. I believe it was a sport of 'Alex Summers' and was something special.
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Name: Terese
Central Florida, zone9b (Zone 9b)
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tcs1366
Dec 31, 2011 6:54 AM CST
Thanks Jeff -- I did realize Ed and Bill were partners when I went to the web site, as I've already purchased from "liners" and "streaked" last year.

Hopefully it didn't get lost in the shuffle -- sure was pretty.
Terese --Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi

Name: Steve
Millbury, MA (Zone 5b)
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steve_mass
Jan 9, 2012 2:27 PM CST
Jim's Hostas has 18 different Foxfire cultivars, several that are OS. He has Palm Sunday, but not Ruby Princess.

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Name: Sylvia Butler
TX (Zone 8a)
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citysylvia
Jan 9, 2012 3:34 PM CST
I am so glad someone asked, I want to replace my Rose Red. Jim should have it. I hope his is a lot cheaper.
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Name: Sylvia Butler
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citysylvia
Feb 16, 2013 1:10 AM CST
Now that Jim as passed, who has his Hostas?
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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Feb 18, 2013 10:27 AM CST

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Sylvia, which Jim are you talking about?
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citysylvia
Feb 18, 2013 5:56 PM CST
OK Diann, I am thoroughly embarrassed! Confused I just went back to his site and its there, in all its glory!
I read it several times, started off in DG in the vendor files, someone had known him for fifty years, someplace else he was a brother in law! I went online and his site was completely dismantled. I spent 30 minutes or more trying to pull him up and I got all this weird stuff. I felt terrible! I sure hope he has some back up for his farm. What a terrible lost if something was to happen to him.
Anyway he has a few Foxfire Hostas, but not my Rose Red! Remember when I bought that Hosta, everybody wanted a piece and I decided to put it in the ground ... then I forgot where I planted it and sat a big pot on it! I am still crying! We never got to see if the flower was really red. Grumbling
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Name: Diann
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Feb 18, 2013 7:46 PM CST

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:) Sylvia it's cool. :)
Name: Ed Thaubald
Locust Grove, Georgia (Zone 8a)
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bentleygardens
Feb 21, 2013 7:58 AM CST
OS are currently growing, will be at least 2 years for Rose Red from this guy

Ed
Name: Sylvia Butler
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citysylvia
Feb 24, 2013 6:55 PM CST
Ed you know who has Rose Red? Why two years, its a fast grower! That picture of mine is not more than a year old. There is another plant they had too, something with name Snake in it? Ed, Please keep me posted.
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Name: Ed Thaubald
Locust Grove, Georgia (Zone 8a)
Got Weeds then pull em!!
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bentleygardens
Feb 26, 2013 4:24 PM CST
FF Snake Eyes
Name: Sylvia Butler
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citysylvia
Mar 2, 2013 4:16 PM CST
Yes that's it! nodding I had it too, it almost look like a vine, don't remember what happen to it. :(

Thanks Ed
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Name: Pattie
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pbtxlady
May 19, 2013 8:46 PM CST
Mine flowered, but it wasn't red. It was one of those I lost this year. Ed, would you let us know when you have it again? I had purchased it in memory of my little dog Rosella, and I'd really like to replace it.
Name: Sylvia Butler
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citysylvia
May 19, 2013 10:13 PM CST
Patti, I thought your Rose Red was still alive but struggling?


Dianne is that the Christmas tree Hosta?
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Name: Ed Thaubald
Locust Grove, Georgia (Zone 8a)
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bentleygardens
May 20, 2013 2:21 PM CST
No plans on Rose Red here for a couple of years, it will have to grow some more

Jeff, Bill and I have separated, as of this year he is on his own and so am I

Ed
Name: Pattie
Garland, TX
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pbtxlady
May 21, 2013 8:07 AM CST
Sylvia, the little hosta I thought was Rose Red, isn't. It has lost its tag and I don't know what it is. But it's not Rose Red. Has yellow margins.
Name: Sylvia Butler
TX (Zone 8a)
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citysylvia
May 22, 2013 12:20 AM CST
Patti how could you lose info on a plant like that? LOL what is going on with you? How can I talk ? when I forgot I had put it in the ground and placed that big strawberry pot on top of it. Grumbling
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