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Name: Keith
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Feb 2, 2020 1:07 AM CST
Has anyone got one, do the colors stay yellow and how wide is the maximum size it spreads?
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Feb 2, 2020 9:53 AM CST
https://www.hostalibrary.org/l...
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Name: Keith
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Feb 2, 2020 11:01 AM CST
crawgarden said:https://www.hostalibrary.org/l/l.html


That doesn't tell me about spread, the photos were a little helpful but it doesn't mention location grown.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Feb 2, 2020 4:58 PM CST
It is classified as a M hosta, thinking the spread would be around 18-24 " across, maybe slightly more. I use the hosta library because it normally has different photos so I can get several perspectives of the shape and color. Believe this hosta would need a few hours of morning sun to get its best color.
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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Feb 3, 2020 1:11 AM CST
@crawgarden Thank you 😊
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Feb 3, 2020 9:16 AM CST
I ordered it in 2018 from Naylor creek, but don't really remember anything exciting about it. I'll post a picture in the spring if I can find it. My two pups have pulled up most of my tags, so identifying has now become a real challenge!
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Feb 4, 2020 8:54 PM CST
I had the same problem with tags last year, almost all gone. But it was the frost heaves that did it for me.
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Apr 26, 2020 5:22 AM CST
Is Lipstick Blonde a hardy one? I love the pics on the catalog from Brecks. I have never ordered from them but they also have White Feather. I am tempted.

Also what is a good one with the red stems. Raspberry Sundae?? I am a dl person mostly but I also grow several hosta. Thanks.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Apr 26, 2020 10:36 AM CST
There are a lot of good red stem hostas out there Beet Salad is a great one!
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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Apr 26, 2020 11:40 AM CST
Beet Salad, ok thanks for the recommendation. I have found that it is best to check with other gardeners before big purchases.
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Apr 26, 2020 5:32 PM CST
I found my Lipstick Blonde in my gardens. It looks beautiful! I'm in zone 5a so it would be hard for you. I'll post pics of mine tomorrow.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Apr 27, 2020 4:58 PM CST
My Lipstick Blonde. This is the third season in my gardens.
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Apr 27, 2020 6:05 PM CST
That is a pretty one, how well does it hold color?
Name: Rose
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Rose1656
Apr 27, 2020 8:55 PM CST
I'm not sure. I don't have any pictures of it from last year. I'll post pictures throughout the season.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 5, 2020 6:21 PM CST
Okay... here's Lipstick Blonde today. It's planted under a smoke tree that has finally filled in, so it's providing shade. It gets morning sun until between 10 and 11. It's not keeping the beautiful yellow colored leaves that it has in the early spring.
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jun 5, 2020 6:35 PM CST
Rose what ones do hold the yellow best for you?
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jun 6, 2020 11:58 AM CST
Dancing Queen does well for me. My husband thought it was sick lol!
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Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Jun 6, 2020 2:29 PM CST
The ones that stay a bright yellow for me are the ones that start green bright in the Spring but get brighter yellow in the summer.

Zounds and Pineapple upside down.

I have no idea who this is it came in one of those no name Gilbert Wild ground cover pack of 20 for 20 bucks, a few yrs back. This is what it looks like in July. I really like it. It is always so fresh looking in the summer. I think it is Gold Standard but it was not marked so I cannot be sure.

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I am not a plant name tag gardener but when I first started gardening I use to use flat rocks and paint pen and to write the name. Never lost a name tag.

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 6, 2020 5:21 PM CST
I walked around today to see what was still a pretty yellow. I must have mine in too much shade because most of mine are turning a lime green. I noticed that my Pineapple Upside Down Cake looked pretty yellow today, too.

Sun Power doesn't look too bad next to a blue Love Pat
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City Lights looks okay
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Zounds
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I don't know the name of this one. It's a beautiful yellow, but it gets a lot of sun. I'm sure it will be fried in another month.
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