Hostas forum: Hostas similar to 'Fireworks'?

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jan 29, 2012 7:25 AM CST
I like everything about 'Fireworks', and it's definitely on my short-list to buy; however, I think it's a smaller plant and I'm hoping to find one that is similar, but taller/bigger. Any ideas?
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jan 30, 2012 6:47 AM CST
Well, it dosn't have the same colors but if you want something really upright, check-out 'Praying Hands Hosta' Green Grin!

http://www.hostasdirect.com/praying-hands
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jan 30, 2012 7:08 AM CST
I saw that one, Susan; but like you said, it's a different color pattern. I do like it too, but I'm looking for something to brighten up a rather gloomy spot under a magnolia. Need white! Big Grin


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I thought the upright form might mimic this trunk structure quite nicely. Smiling
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virginiarose
Jan 30, 2012 7:32 AM CST
Yes!! I hear you, I will keep looking and let you know if I see anything. OH, How about 'Fire and Ice' nice medium size hosta, you could plant several and It would be awesome. Also F&E is slug resistant. It is a very good seller and performs well. Also Loyalist Hosta gets 35 inches tall and is simular to Fire and Ice only bigger. Also check out Eternal Flame which is also slug resistant, I like the slug resistant thing, it's one less bell to answer! If it was me I think I would pick Loyalist, very easy hosta to grow and I would put several at the base for that wow factor. Here is mine but it is a baby. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Paul2032
Jan 30, 2012 8:48 AM CST
Maybe 'Night Before Christmas'
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Or 'Orange Marmalade'...it gets whiter as the season progresses
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Or even 'Minuteman'....not similar but bright.
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Or 'Fire and Ice'.....a slow grower for me
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jan 30, 2012 9:10 AM CST
Thumbs up
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chelle
Jan 30, 2012 11:01 AM CST
All great selections!

I think I have all of those already, except for 'Night Before Christmas' and 'Orange Marmalade'. I can add some of those in there as well, but I'm still looking for a tall, upright partially white variety, if one exists. Big Grin I'm not at all familiar with hosta cultivars. We have a lot out here, but I didn't shop for them, I just care for them. Lovey dubby
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Ticker
Feb 2, 2012 1:55 PM CST

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Myself, I'd pop a Liberty in that spot. It will definitely brighten up the area.

Smiling

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Anne
Feb 2, 2012 1:57 PM CST
Regal Supreme perhaps?

http://www.gardenbreezehostas.com/list-of-plants/regal-supre...

It was introduced in 2009 I believe and it's on my list. It's not that similar to Fireworks I guess, but it's a 28" x 43" sport of Krossa Regal that's supposed to have the lovely upright, vase-like structure of KR but a much wider cream margin than other KR sports before it, such as Regal Splendor. Some of the photos I found of it make it seem small and wimpy but they must be babies.
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Ticker
Feb 2, 2012 2:32 PM CST

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Regal Supreme would be an excellent choice, too. :)
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Feb 2, 2012 2:42 PM CST
I like both of those.

Liberty would match the base color of the statue, and Regal Supreme has the near-white and a lovely form.

Thanks, bunches!

Ticker,

What is the hosta in your avatar? I particularly like that one!
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Paul2032
Feb 2, 2012 3:23 PM CST
I have 'Regal Supreme' coming this spring.
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Feb 4, 2012 8:48 PM CST

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Chelle, it's Frosted Jade. It's a large hosta and an old one, but a good one. :)
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Feb 5, 2012 7:04 AM CST
Sweet!

I'll look for one. I think I may like it for that area; and if not there, I do have a lot of other areas that are going to shade that could certainly use a large and beautiful hosta.

Thank you!
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Name: Teresa
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bluegrassmom
Feb 27, 2012 6:12 AM CST
Paul, what iris is your Profile pic? Lovely!

Can Liberty take much sun?

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Name: Diann
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Ticker
Feb 27, 2012 6:08 PM CST

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I would think in your area it would take some morning sun ok, but I would want it to have high or dappled shade during the hottest part of the day. Just make sure it is well watered.
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 1, 2012 1:49 PM CST
Yesterday I ended up ordering -

Fragrant Queen
Fireworks
Night Before Christmas
Loyalist
Guardian Angel

....and of course, Frosted Jade! Hurray!

Any of which will suit this area quite nicely, I think. Lovey dubby

Thanks everyone for all your input! Big Grin
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Ticker
Mar 1, 2012 9:06 PM CST

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We will want to see pictures of your new babies when they arrive!! :)
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Mar 2, 2012 4:44 AM CST
Thumbs up I asked for early April shipping - hopefully, I'll remember to take baby pictures. Whistling
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 2, 2012 5:56 AM CST
Hurray! Nice Choices! Hurray!
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