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Mid South Hosta Collectors by bluegrassmom Apr 25, 2021 9:30 PM 5
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Hosta Newbie beginning my journey. by SpringGreenThumb Apr 13, 2021 8:43 AM 541
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Hosta Humor by robertduval14 Jan 5, 2021 7:26 PM 4
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Hardy ? by Strever Dec 30, 2020 8:53 AM 7
Planting Hostas Around a Tree by narnia Oct 20, 2020 6:46 PM 5

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Talking about Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears', bluegrassmom wrote:

This is a lovely little hosta, I would not call it a mini. Good one to spread. I like the blue shade too.

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Talking about Hosta 'Sum and Substance', bluegrassmom wrote:

This is a nice extra large hosta. Lovely light green color. Good grower.

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Talking about Hosta 'Blue Angel', bluegrassmom wrote:

Excellent plant! Lovely color and a good grower.

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Talking about Hosta (Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'), jathton wrote:

If you had gone Hosta-hunting in central Oklahoma in the 1980's you would have been hard-pressed to find more than 3-5 cultivars… a couple with blue foliage, a couple with variegated leaves and a yellow leafed one. Thank goodness, by the early 1990's, a lot more was known about Hostas and a lot more cultivars were available.
Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans' was one of those few, early, blue selections. A few of my gardening friends would say, "Early availability is the reason this particular Hosta is still one of John's favorites… he just saw it before he saw very many others."
That might well have been the initial reason… but other, better ones quickly outweighed it.
This Hosta, for instance, has thick, puckered and cupped blue leaves that help it resist insect and disease attacks better than the thin, variegated leaves of other Hostas. This same physical quality makes 'Elegans' more sun tolerant than other Hostas… even in the drying summer light of the Southern Great Plains. Wind, as well as sun, has a desiccating effect of foliage in Oklahoma… and the same thick leaves help it avoid windburn. Its greatest enemy, however, is hail… so if you can anticipate a hail storm... covering the plant temporarily is highly recommended.
Practical considerations aside, the ornamental value of H.s. 'Elegans' is tremendous. At maturity this Hosta can be 24 inches tall and have a diameter of 4-5 feet. This alone makes it a suitable candidate as a focal point in any woodland setting. Its foliage color is blue enough to be a striking contrast to all the green, gray and/or yellow foliage around it.
In the woodland setting in which it belongs it looks absolutely stunning when planted in a grouping of three… surrounded by a low growing groundcover like Bugleweed [Ajuga], or Mondo Grass [Ophiopogon] or Geranium tuberosum [Cranesbill].
Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans' is hardy from zone 4 south through zone 9. So, in the southern three of these zones, it is hardy in a large freeze proof container. In this configuration it looks striking placed on either side of entry or patio doors. Just remember to water in winter every 12-14 days and always just before very, very hard freezes.

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Talking about Hosta 'Icy Halo', robertduval14 wrote:

The leaves on this Hosta get HUGE. (15 x 12 inches)

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