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[ Hosta 'Whirlwind' | Posted on August 14, 2013 ]

'Whirlwind' is one of my earliest hostas and I've had it for more than a decade. I recently came to the conclusion that my hostas planted near my Linden tree did not grow as quickly or as well as those that were farther from it. It may be a lack of moisture or simply the dense shade. At any rate, about 3 years ago, I divided my slow-growing 'Whirlwind' and placed a much smaller division in an area that receives morning sun (but not a lot more moisture). That division has grown rapidly and blooms far better than the original division, making me conclude that this plant grows better with some sun.

[ Hosta 'Bridegroom' | Posted on August 9, 2013 ]

I've had this plant for several years and it has grown well. However, it always looks to me as though it's wilted while I know it's not. If that's not the look you want in your garden, this might not be the right plant for you.

[ Hosta 'Ani Machi' | Posted on June 26, 2012 ]

This hosta is frequently (erroneously) known as 'Geisha'. It has come to be the trade name for this plant. From the Hosta Library entry - "The plant we know as 'Geisha' is the same as a hosta imported from Japan under the name 'Ani Machi', which should be considered a Japanese synonym. The plant registered by Kevin C. Vaughn in 1983 is believed lost. But as there is no real 'Geisha' any more, the name has been standing for over a decade and a large number of plants in gardens bear the name."

[ Hosta 'Cracker Crumbs' | Posted on June 25, 2012 ]

This plant emerges BRILLIANT yellow with a very narrow green margin. It gradually darkens in colour so that by July it is normally much greener, though the green margin is still visible.

[ Hosta 'Country Mouse' | Posted on June 25, 2012 ]

Fast growing, but very small. Forms a very loose clump that literally falls apart when moved.

[ Hosta 'Bulletproof' | Posted on June 25, 2012 ]

This is a blue sport of 'H. 'Touch of Class'. If you grow TOC, you may be lucky enough to acquire your own free for the time it takes to separate it. A good blue with lots of substance to the leaves.

[ Hosta 'Brim Cup' | Posted on June 25, 2012 ]

A difficult hosta to grow well. It is prone to drawstring effect in the spring. After several years of trying, I got rid of mine.

[ Hosta 'Blue Cadet' | Posted on June 25, 2012 ]

I have divided this hosta up to make a border in an area which is so dark that most hostas don't grow well. It does very well indeed. Quite easy to divide and fast growing; so it makes a good border.

[ Hosta 'Bell Ringer' | Posted on June 25, 2012 ]

I purchased this plant as 'Liberty Bell', but by the time I received it (and likely before), it had stabilized into 'Bell Ringer'. It is a fast-growing, small plant that would likely make a good border plant, though mine is in a mound. I'm hoping to be able to share it with my bell ringers - members of the handbell choir I direct.

[ Hosta 'Allegan Fog' | Posted on June 25, 2012 ]

I have seen this at GOOD hosta nurseries, misspelled as 'AllegHan Fog'. The correct spelling omits the H.

[ Hosta 'Sara' | Posted on June 25, 2012 ]

This plant emerges green and gradually becomes more yellow during the season.

[ Hosta 'Restless Sea' | Posted on June 24, 2012 ]

Backs of leaves are white which can be seen in a breeze, giving the effect of moving water. Leaves have a sawtooth edge.

[ Hosta (Hosta sieboldiana var. sieboldiana 'Choko Nishiki') | Posted on June 24, 2012 ]

Lovely colour in the spring and early summer. It will darken later in the season - usually sometime in July in my zone.

[ Hosta 'Kifukurin Ko Mame' | Posted on June 24, 2012 ]

This is a lovely and very fast-growing mini-hosta which is easy to divide and makes a wonderful border plant.

[ Hosta 'Jewel of the Nile' | Posted on June 24, 2012 ]

Leaves of 'Jewel of the Nile' vary widely in their markings and widths of margins. It is sometimes said that no two leaves will be alike.

[ Hosta 'Illicit Affair' | Posted on June 24, 2012 ]

This plant will emerge with golden leaves, the centre of which gradually turns green leaving a gold margin. New leaves through the season will also be gold at first.

[ Hosta 'Gold Drop' | Posted on June 24, 2012 ]

In spite of its name, this one never really looks gold, at least in my garden. It emerges green and by late spring has acquired a slight golden hue to the leaves.

[ Hosta 'Ghost Spirit' | Posted on June 24, 2012 ]

This plant emerges with the centres of the leaves pure white - at least in my zone. Sometimes they will mist up and sometimes later leaves have the misted colour, but not always.

[ Hosta 'Frosted Dimples' | Posted on June 24, 2012 ]

This plant retains its powder blue colour better than most of the blues in my garden.

[ Hosta 'Bell Ringer' | Posted on June 21, 2012 ]

This hosta is not registered as of June 2012. Internet resources refer to it both as 'Bell Ringer' AND 'Bellringer'. The Mark R. Zillis "Hostapedia" uses 'Bell Ringer'.

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