Hostas forum: What were your 5 favorite hosta this year...a year in review

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Oct 11, 2011 2:49 PM CST
I grow many lovely hosta but a few are favorites. Here they are in pictures. What are yours. Pictures would be nice if you have them.
Thumb of 2011-10-11/Paul2032/eaca50 Liberty

Thumb of 2011-10-11/Paul2032/2013a1 Montana auremarginata

Thumb of 2011-10-11/Paul2032/bafcaa Great Expectations

American Halo

Paul's Glory
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Christine
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Christine27360
Oct 12, 2011 8:34 AM CST
I really like those with Blue in them!!

Tokudama Flavocircinalis


Touch of Class


Cat and Mouse

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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Oct 26, 2011 4:10 AM CST
Thumb of 2011-10-26/virginiarose/d7fe05 Brother Stefan

Thumb of 2011-10-26/virginiarose/2232f3 Paul's Glory

Thumb of 2011-10-26/virginiarose/a330b1 Dragon's Eye

Thumb of 2011-10-26/virginiarose/47f592 Tom Schmid

Thumb of 2011-10-26/virginiarose/9b29eb Loyalist
Susan

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Nov 21, 2011 7:48 PM CST
Paul - you would HAVE to have a lovely 'Paul's Glory' wouldn't you? I was gonna suggest you add them to the database, but I'm sure you already have done so.

Let's see. Very tough question on 5 favourites.

I agree with 'Liberty'.
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'Little Sunspot'
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'Lakeside Mom'
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'Marilyn Monroe'
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'Fire Island'
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Tomorrow I might have 5 other favourites!
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: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
Nov 21, 2011 7:56 PM CST
Ann..Wonderful choices. I doubt anyone would complain at seeing 5 more of you favorites. I may look through my pictures tomorrow and choose 5 more.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Nov 21, 2011 8:50 PM CST
Yes, please!! Hurray!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
Nov 22, 2011 10:44 AM CST
Five more favorites.....ooops...actually seven Lovey dubby
Thumb of 2011-11-22/Paul2032/272509 Dick Ward

Thumb of 2011-11-22/Paul2032/317dd8 Pandora's Box

Thumb of 2011-11-22/Paul2032/3b485d Blue Ivory

Thumb of 2011-11-22/Paul2032/d1e921 Orange Marmalade

Thumb of 2011-11-22/Paul2032/5b970a June

Thumb of 2011-11-22/Paul2032/12d188 Christmas Pageant

Thumb of 2011-11-22/Paul2032/e05a86 Fragrant Boquet


Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Nov 22, 2011 2:32 PM CST
If I'm allowed 5 more, I'll check out a different folder of pics. I have them separated into 4 or 5 folders, alphabetically as they would be too large otherwise.

Let's see -

'Allegan Fog' is one I like a lot. Will have to check into those leaves that are showing such wide green margins if they are still there next year, though. I hope it's just one eye like that.
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'Alligator Shoes' - slightly smaller in 2011 than before as I moved it and took a few divisions from it at the end of 2010.
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'Dancing With Leila" - my very own seedling of 'Last Dance which I named after a granddaughter. It's a dead ringer for 'Dance With Me'.
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'Emerald Ruff Cut'


'Fortunei Aureomarginata'
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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: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
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Paul2032
Nov 22, 2011 3:22 PM CST
I meant to include On Stage. This is in a friends garden....mine isn't this nice.
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Nov 22, 2011 7:47 PM CST
That IS a nice OS. Mine took quite a long time, but I think it might have been close to that this year.
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: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Nov 22, 2011 9:03 PM CST
Paul, I can't believe we have the same hostas, yours are just much bigger and nicer. I bought Dick ward at the end of the fall. I am in love with the emerald ruff-cut and the alligator shoes Lovey dubby they are on my list for the spring.
Do either of you know where I can buy H. Ventricosa. I want to experiment with the seeds. Whistling

susan
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
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Paul2032
Nov 22, 2011 9:21 PM CST
I googled Hosta ventricosa and came up with some sources. Try that. I like ventricosa aureomarginata better. It could have been one of my favorites.
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
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virginiarose
Nov 22, 2011 9:52 PM CST
I like it better too but I think only the H. ventricosa is true to seed. I already checked out all the sources on google, they were all duds, I came up with nothing. Thumbs down
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
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Paul2032
Nov 22, 2011 9:57 PM CST
Solid green hosta will produce solid green offspring. Banded hosta will do the same. Venticosa is such an old variety that you may not find it. I don't grow it.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Nov 23, 2011 6:43 AM CST
Paul is right - a very old variety. Best bet to find it might be someone's garden.
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: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Nov 23, 2011 7:49 AM CST
Well, maybe it's just not what its cracked up to be. Sad
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Upper WI (Zone 4a)
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dirtpig
Nov 27, 2011 1:37 PM CST
Kiwi Full Monty


Snow Cap..still behaving no pull string showing up


Key Lime Pie


Last Dance...I couldn't walk pass this one all summer.Just had to stop and drink in the beauty.


Spilt Milk..don't know..have always loved it.

Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Nov 27, 2011 1:57 PM CST
Fabulous photos. The one of Kiwi Full Monte is just elegant. Have you added them to the data base?
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Nov 27, 2011 2:08 PM CST
Love that 'Last Dance' can't wait for mine to get big, great picture!! Hurray!

susan
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
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
Nov 27, 2011 2:53 PM CST
Love the pics. thanks for sharing them. I was also struck by Key Lime Pie. How large does it get? I'm out of space, but so far that hasn't slowed me down much.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...

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