Hostas forum: Daily Hosta #39 - 'Rainbow's End'

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Mar 17, 2016 7:07 AM CST
This small, streaky hosta is as close to slug-proof as any in my garden, though it did get nibbled a bit when I was away in July for two weeks. I've had it long enough to consider it mature. Please feel free to post your own pictures of this hosta.

June 21
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Aug. 13 - by comparison, note the slug damage on the mini-hostas surrounding 'Rainbow's End'.
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Sept. 28 - it holds up well late in the season.
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Ann

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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Mar 17, 2016 7:31 AM CST
New to me last year. Love this Hosta! I hope it does well.
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Love the shine and the thickness of the leaves.

Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Mar 17, 2016 9:49 AM CST
This is one of mine that has decided it's time to wake up! Saw several pips yesterday while on my stroll!
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
Hostas Cat Lover Annuals Bulbs Container Gardener Critters Allowed
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Houseplants Foliage Fan Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
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DebbieC
Mar 17, 2016 10:26 AM CST
That's great Rose! Wish I could say the same. Did a little stroll around the yard yesterday morning; a few things poking through but too early for hostas here. Then, along came snow and my "spring" yard was back to winter again. Grumbling
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Sighing! Sighing!

Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Mar 17, 2016 4:26 PM CST
Uh oh!! I'm sorry...probably shouldn't tell you that I cleaned up another bed today and saw several pips peeking up at me!
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Mar 17, 2016 6:27 PM CST
I've got a few crocuses poking through where the snow is gone.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Kathy Groves
Ohio (Zone 6b)
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katgroves
Mar 18, 2016 10:26 AM CST
ViolaAnn,
How long have you been raising hostas? I am slowly filling in a wooded area with hosta and other shade loving plants. Kathy
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Mar 18, 2016 10:40 AM CST
Kathy - I started, I guess, in the late '90s. Slowly at first and then it took off after I met another nearby hosta grower on Dave's Garden and started swapping plants. It happens rather insidiously. One day you're a sensible gardener and the next you're an addict. Sticking tongue out
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Kathy Groves
Ohio (Zone 6b)
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katgroves
Mar 18, 2016 5:12 PM CST
I know about becoming an addict. I think that I picked up 5 last year when I was with my youngest daughter. She just laughed and said only you Mom. I hope to add more this year. If you ever have any to divide, I would gladly pay for postage.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Mar 18, 2016 8:42 PM CST
I could divide, but I'm in Canada and there's this international border between us that prohibits sharing of hostas without expensive paperwork. But it's definitely not ONLY you!
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Kathy Groves
Ohio (Zone 6b)
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katgroves
Mar 19, 2016 8:33 AM CST
I thought of that after I saw where you lived DARN LOL

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