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Jun 10, 2017 8:46 PM CST
|I was in the garden today and admiring the oldies. Here is my thoughts.
Ventricosa is my go to hosta. I use it throughout my shade gardens to make the fancy hostas pop.
I noticed if I have a lot of variegated hostas together they do not stand out but blend into each other and it does not make an attractive garden as a whole.
Depending on where I plant Ventricosa color is different
Deep shade the color can be near black
Light shade...The color can be medium green.
My other old timer Lancifolia
Another solid green that is useful as a ground cover even in full sun.
There is something to be said about a nice solid green hosta among all the variegated hostas that are being developed. Some so weak they do not show up the following year or slowly die. The oldies just laugh at weather and keep kicking and complimenting the other plants around them.
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
Jun 11, 2017 3:40 PM CST
|Yes don't forget the solid colors! Green,blu and yellow! They do help to balance the scene. Too much variegation can be uncomfortable.|
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