Hostas forum: What are your current top 10 hostas that you enjoy, in any order.

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jun 16, 2020 10:40 AM CST
Goodness Gracious

Liberty

Queen of the Seas

Hanky Panky

Volcano Island

Alex Summers

Blue Lettuce

Tenryu

Foxfire Palm Sunday

Love Pat
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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Jun 16, 2020 12:51 PM CST
Regal Splendor
June
First Frost
Seducer
Blueberry Muffin
Prairie Moon
Blue Mouse Ears
Curley Fries
Grand Tiara
Waterslide
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 16, 2020 3:04 PM CST
Gunther's Prize
Fickle Blue Genes
Grand Prize
Powder Blue
Satisfaction
Laura and Darrell
Saybrook Surprise
Stand By Me
Hands Up
Summer Breeze
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jun 16, 2020 7:31 PM CST
Gunther's Prize would be if I had it,I think it is the best looking Hosta and regret not buying it when it was not crazy expensive.
Out of the ones I have.
Stained Glass
On Stage
Tobacco Road
Brave Attempt
Confused Angel
Spilt Milk
Milkmaid
Allegan fog
Etched Glass
Gravity Rocks
Ask me tomorrow and the list might be different.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jun 16, 2020 7:50 PM CST
Different times of the year changes my rankings
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 18, 2020 3:51 PM CST
'Electrocution'
'Ghost Spirit'
'Guardian Angel'
'Island Breeze'
'Jewel of the Nile'
'June'
'Lakeside Paisley Print'
'Milkmaid'
'Restless Sea'
'Wheee!'
Ann

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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 20, 2020 1:58 AM CST
I am a oldies girl love the old Hostas.

June - I have it in Dark shade and the yellow and blue spring colors last well into the summer

Halcyone - I like the blues. Again in dark shade and no sun my blues stay blue.

Sagae - Gorgeous when it matures

Ventricosa - Great Hosta to compliment yellow and light green Hostas

Tokudama Flavoplanata

Zounds -

Kossa Regal

For fragrance--
'Royal Standard'
Fragrant Bouquet/
Fried Banana
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 23, 2020 3:11 AM CST
NJBob said:Gunther's Prize would be if I had it,I think it is the best looking Hosta and regret not buying it when it was not crazy expensive.


I looked it up. I had not even heard of Gunther's Prize. My S&S did that and I was on GW and they said it had the virus. It was ugly and I believed them and garbage bagged it. I did not do it right away. I loved it and it was one of the first large Hostas I had purchased.

This is why I tell people not to throw away their hostas when people say they have a virus.
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Jun 23, 2020 8:48 AM CST
Liberty
Sea Fire
Alvatine Taylor
Titanic
Lady Isobelle Barnett
Justice
Striptease
Bridal Falls
Queen of the Seas
montana Aureo-marginata
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Jun 23, 2020 8:34 PM CST
@Cinta if you think it is Hvx it is just not worth the risk of keeping it. It spreads to the other Hosta. Sum and Substance is one of the ones that really show it. It starts on maybe one leaf and gets worse each season . I had one plant with it and it went up to 6 in a couple of seasons. Just thankful Ann pointed it out to me before it wreaked my whole Hosta bed.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 24, 2020 8:12 AM CST
I agree not keeping a sick plant but it appears what appeared as a virus was possibly a sport. Sum and Sus came up with so many sports it makes you wonder how many removed plants that were not diseased were removed. Diagnosing a hosta on line with all the different screen is like diagnosing a patient with a cold or a virus virtually. The instruction was you only know for sure is if the plant is tested.

There was panic when we first heard about the virus and a lot of plants were destroyed. We were in the garden with magnifying glass. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 24, 2020 9:42 AM CST
I usually watch them for the season. If they return the next year, look the same then they sprayed with roundup! Mine are planted too close to each other for digging. I have one I'm watching this year😢
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 24, 2020 1:19 PM CST
The only reason I felt bad about removing S&S is my hostas were 20 yrs old when the virus first broke, I am a very selective hosta buyer. If I see a hosta and there are 10 others that look like it I did not buy it. I did not buy a hosta just because it had a name. Now that I am rebuilding I am following the same plan. I will not have a hosta that it could be this or it could be that. I know the name. If I have a favorite I just divide it and put it in another location. I have about 50 -60 and I am good with that number of variety of shape, size, fragrant and color.

I am now starting to buy hostas because since moving here I have had deer kill a lot of them. They were eating the leaves as soon as they leafed out and they finally died. Because of the build up and replacement I might start watching closer. I say might because I really do not want to worry about my garden. I want it to be my joy not a worry.
Name: Jim
Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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brozeus
Jul 1, 2020 8:40 AM CST
I have seen some gorgeous pictures online but I am limiting my list only to those I personally grow, since that seems most in the spirit of the thread:

June
Touch of Class
Rainbow's End
Volcano Island
Mango Tango
Kaleidochrome
Royal Tiara
Snake Eyes
Ben Vernooij
Geisha (Ani Machi)

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