Hostas forum: Is there an album of hosta flower pics?

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Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
caitlinsgarden
Jul 16, 2018 6:04 AM CST
Is there an album of hosta flower pics?
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jul 17, 2018 9:14 PM CST
I don't recall one, but there might be. OR we could start a new one by posting flowers from our gardens.
Ann

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jul 17, 2018 9:15 PM CST
I think it would be great if all of the hosta database entries had pics of the flowers.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 17, 2018 9:28 PM CST
I really like the hosta flowers on H. Evening Blush, I would grow them just for the flowers, they look like a mini agapanthus

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jul 17, 2018 9:29 PM CST
They do look like that!
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jul 18, 2018 5:29 AM CST
[quote="plantmanager"]I think it would be great if all of the hosta database entries had pics of the flowers.[/quote

I agree and I've posted pics of the flowers for most that I have. If we all did, we'd have lots of flowers there. If you haven't contributed pictures to the database, I encourage you to do so.

Ann

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Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
caitlinsgarden
Jul 18, 2018 10:27 AM CST
Ann, Your photos of Allan P. McConnell are amazing! I think a border of one variety of hosta with good flowers is a great idea; it shows off the flowers to their best advantage. I have several varieties that I am rearranging into borders, Golden Tiara (I think) has gorgeous flowers. Also one that I just identified as Night Before Christmas (I think!) has wonderfully tall scapes, at least waist high.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jul 18, 2018 2:51 PM CST
Thank you.

I've used Allan P., 'Ginko Craig', 'Kifukurin Ko Mame', 'Lemon Frost', and 'Cracker Crumbs' as borders. CC works sort of, but not as well as the others. Anything that is reasonably small, easy to divide and quick to grow would work well. Not all hostas fit those categories but I think most of the Tiaras would as well. I tried with a couple of other hostas that quickly let me know that it was not right for them.

But you are right that they are spectacular when you have a whole border in bloom.
Ann

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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Jul 18, 2018 9:03 PM CST
A border of Hosta clausa is spectacular.
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jul 19, 2018 5:20 AM CST
BUT, a border of clausa won't behave itself. It's EXTREMELY rhizomatous!
Ann

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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Jul 19, 2018 7:22 AM CST
It is, just depends where it's at, I have some in crabapple shade (meaning it's in full shade until mid July when the apple scab kicks in) it stays pretty well contained, just need the lawn mower occasionally or just pull it. Smiling
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jul 19, 2018 7:44 AM CST
That sounds like a great place for it. I've got a couple of mounds, both in places where not much else likes to grow. I had a huge mound in a spot where the growing conditions are better. I dug it out in 2009 and I STILL occasionally get little bits of rhizome trying to grow in that location. Clausa was my first hosta and I see it up and down my street. Don't remember who the neighbour was that shared it many, many years ago, but I was actually a few years into intentionally growing hostas before I realized it too was a hosta.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
caitlinsgarden
Jul 19, 2018 8:29 AM CST
crawgarden said:A border of Hosta clausa is spectacular.

Do you have a border pic? Is this something that would grow in the shade?
Name: Treehugger
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treehugger
Aug 27, 2018 8:00 PM CST
I noticed this post about hosta flowers. I have become enamored
with Hosta nakaiana 'Purple Flamingo'. The Purple flowers all open to one side of the scape. It is just a different flowering habit. I like the unusual.


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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
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ViolaAnn
Aug 28, 2018 10:39 AM CST
I've just posted an album of hosta buds and flowers on Facebook. This link should get you to it even if you aren't a FB user. https://www.facebook.com/media...
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
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
Aug 29, 2018 7:54 PM CST
And I'll continue to add to it as the late bloomers do their thing.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
caitlinsgarden
Sep 1, 2018 2:32 PM CST
crawgarden said:I really like the hosta flowers on H. Evening Blush, I would grow them just for the flowers, they look like a mini agapanthus



Lovely! how tall are they including the flowers?
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Sep 2, 2018 4:12 PM CST
15-20"
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