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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Aug 8, 2019 7:13 PM CST
Do you have a idea of a hosta you would like to look like.

I want someone to breed a blue hosta like Curly Fries, Curly wiggle, Stilleto. I would love to see a blue wiggle, a Blue Curly Fries....

Do you have a shape size hosta you wish someone would breed?
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Aug 8, 2019 7:50 PM CST
Has wider leaves , but you might like Waterslide.
I know they are getting closer to red Hosta but I think a bright gold streaked with red would would be interesting.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Aug 8, 2019 9:22 PM CST
Bob,

Think you would like Hosta Lemon Snap which has those colors

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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Aug 8, 2019 9:51 PM CST
Yes Bob your wish would be really pretty with one of the many complimentary Heucheras.

I looked at Waterslide but I still wish for the skinny leaves.:blushing:

RJ I saw that one at the nursery maybe because it was small but I think the pics are a little deceiving.
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Name: Bea
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bumplbea
Aug 8, 2019 11:05 PM CST
I would like more. Huge hostas like sum and substance to have variegated thick leaves, quilted with tiny hairs that keep slugs at bay. And some that would take the sun better.

NJBob that sound interesting gold with red streak.or how about a mosaic look.

Heucheras are a real fav of mine..
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I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Aug 8, 2019 11:58 PM CST
@bumplbea, Hercs are one of my favorites too. I have to do special things for them to survive in my weather but I have worked it out.

What is the plant in your second pic. that has all the hercs around? It is in the front in the green pot.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Aug 9, 2019 6:42 AM CST
I'd like to see a hosta with red flowers.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Aug 9, 2019 7:08 AM CST
Recent Lemon Snap that I purchased, always had good luck with the Solberg hostas.

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Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Aug 9, 2019 8:47 AM CST
What I was envisioning is for example take Gunther's Pride
https://www.nhhostas.com/gunth...
Where it is darker green I would want red. The light green more of a gold.
Name: Bea
(Zone 8b)
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bumplbea
Aug 9, 2019 10:27 AM CST
Cinta... I am trying to remember the name of the plant you asked about in the last pic. It has a stem column pops up from center with serious sticker flowers that are great dried flowers , but can bite from every part of the plant even the stem. There all giant sizes and mini sizes variegated and not. Having a senior moment...yikes...

By the way enjoyed peeking thru your photo bucket. 🤩 I tip my hat to you.





I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Aug 9, 2019 2:54 PM CST
NJBob said:What I was envisioning is for example take Gunther's Pride
https://www.nhhostas.com/gunth...
Where it is darker green I would want red. The light green more of a gold.


If someone did manage to make it work I'm sure I couldn't afford it! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Aug 9, 2019 8:55 PM CST
I'm sure your right, probably would need to hit the lottery to get it. I was shocked enough at some of the prices of some of the streakers . 100 and up for a 4 inch pot.
Name: Bea
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bumplbea
Aug 9, 2019 10:17 PM CST
Gunther's pride is goegeous.
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 9, 2019 10:35 PM CST
I'm waiting on the Hosta x Agave hybrids to come out.
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Aug 10, 2019 1:41 AM CST
bumplbea said:Cinta... I am trying to remember the name of the plant you asked about in the last pic. It has a stem column pops up from center with serious sticker flowers that are great dried flowers , but can bite from every part of the plant even the stem. There all giant sizes and mini sizes variegated and not. Having a senior moment...yikes...

By the way enjoyed peeking thru your photo bucket. 🤩 I tip my hat to you.



If you went through my photobucket you know I am plant obsessed. Rolling on the floor laughing *Blush*

That plant you have is odd. I have never seen one and the pot really compliments the plant.
Name: Bea
(Zone 8b)
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bumplbea
Aug 10, 2019 2:13 PM CST
Contact, I have to grow something in pots so easy just to break up the hard scapes.

Your photos remind me of my seasonal journey prepping , planting and planning.
Keeps me busy.. always lovely to see your pics and posts.


I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
Name: Bea
(Zone 8b)
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bumplbea
Aug 10, 2019 5:40 PM CST
Cinta... FINALLY ! Remembered the name of the plant in the pic you asked about. Middle plant is Bears breeches/ Acanthus Veragata.totally vicious plant be sure to wearing chainmail if growing this plant.

Phew.. I knew it would finally make its way thru..🤯
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I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Aug 12, 2019 12:07 PM CST
@Bumplbea, I thought it looked familiar and your description sounded like Bears breeches but I have never seen those colors. I am constantly fighting it in my yard. Maybe I should dig one up and put it in a pot. LOL
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 22, 2019 10:26 AM CST
@bumplbea what makes it vicious? I love all the colors you have going on in such a small space Lovey dubby
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Name: Bea
(Zone 8b)
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bumplbea
Aug 27, 2019 2:29 AM CST
Daniel.. acanthus verigata or bears breeches .Acanthus means bract, which are modified leaves that are often more colorful than the actual flowers. They help to attract pollinators. The botanical name for Bear's Breeches comes from the thorny look of their purple bracts and leaves when dried for dried floral arrangements can be very spiny with stickers on the ends of leaves and bracts . Like stickers or spines on cactus. They are very vicious referring to the many sharp sticks on hands and fingers when handling the stems . Like picking out a prickly pear commonly called opuntia cactus.
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”

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