Hostas forum: Hosta pics from my gardens - May

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 10, 2012 6:07 AM CST
Cat and Mouse

Charlotte's Web

Georgia Sweetheart
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 10, 2012 6:18 AM CST
Thumb of 2012-05-10/Rose1656/035d50 Gunther's Prize

Kaleidochrome

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 10, 2012 6:22 AM CST
Fickle Blue Genes

Thumb of 2012-05-10/Rose1656/5cacb7 Country Mouse

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
May 10, 2012 6:27 AM CST
Love those Rose! Does Georgia Sweetheart hold that color all season? Hope so, it's beautiful! Green Grin!
Susan

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 10, 2012 6:51 AM CST
Susan,

I just got Georgia Sweetheart last year, so I'm not really sure what to expect. It is very bright this spring, though!

Rose
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 10, 2012 7:02 AM CST
Not the most attractive plant, but I do like the leaf on this one. Hopefully it will fill out in time...


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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 10, 2012 7:15 AM CST
This one makes me a little nervous, but Hosta Library doesn't mention any threat of the virus causing this look...


Lakeside Shadows
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
May 10, 2012 9:49 AM CST
Rose, love your hostas! Fickle Blue Genes is fantastic!!
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Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
May 10, 2012 10:09 AM CST
At least your 'On Stage' is up and unfurled. When I groped around yesterday, there was still no sign of her. That and 'Tiny Tears' (or 'Tears of Joy' - I get them mixed up) are the only two that have not shown up. But as you say, OS is always really late and last year I nearly replaced the little one before it showed up.
Ann

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
May 10, 2012 6:13 PM CST
Rose1656 said:Not the most attractive plant, but I do like the leaf on this one. Hopefully it will fill out in time...


Thumb of 2012-05-10/Rose1656/ccf5ad Hyuga Urijaro


This is unusual, almost striped. Green Grin! That Fickle Blue Genes is a real stunner! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Susan

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 10, 2012 6:53 PM CST
Sweet Home Chicago


Thumb of 2012-05-11/Rose1656/ad90fc Rhino Hide


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Thumb of 2012-05-11/Rose1656/faeb3bVolcano Fire
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
May 10, 2012 7:17 PM CST
Wow, 'Sweet Home Chicago' was one of the first hostas I ordered from Countryboys and it was small, but you are the first person that I've see who also has one. For a while I thought it must be a pretty dumb looking hosta if no one has one. Rolling on the floor laughing
Yours is very pretty and I must go look for mine! Hope it looks like yours real soon. Volcano Fire is beautiful also and I will put that on my wish list. Rhino hide is already on my wish list but I keep ignoring it because I heard it was real slow grower. The coloring is beautiful though.Hummm Lovey dubby
Susan

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 10, 2012 8:25 PM CST
Susan,

I think Sweet Home Chicago is such a pretty hosta. It took a while to get that pretty, but it's one of my more reliable hostas. Always looks nice all season long.

Rose
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
May 11, 2012 2:29 AM CST
Thumbs up
Susan

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
May 11, 2012 8:36 AM CST
Rose
Your making my hosta wish list long.
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 11, 2012 8:53 AM CST
Springcolor,

One of the many services I offer! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Diann
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Ticker
May 11, 2012 12:35 PM CST

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Rose, that hosta in your post #255551 (7) look like it has Hosta Virus X to me. I'd be getting rid of it and it's suggested that you don't plant another hosta in it's spot. Here is some information on Hosta Virus X from the Hosta Library. http://www.hostalibrary.org/firstlook/HVX.htm


Here is some more information from the American Hosta Society. http://www.americanhostasociety.org/HostaVirusX.html

I'd dig it, bag it and send it to the landfil. Do not compost it. Then you'll need to disinfect your tools. Good Luck.
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Stush2019
May 11, 2012 3:26 PM CST
It is just me thinking and could be wrong. Do you think the virus is put into hosta to induce the wild variegation and stripes shown? And then it got out of control. I know there was many different attempts made to induce variegation into some well know house plants that brings in high amounts at shows and sales. I need to learn more about this and where it came from. I was thinking maybe Japan, Thailand? I have heard of radiation, round-up, bleach, and even birth control pills used to induce different variegation or freaky growths like crests. I don't approve of such practice and at most, a lot of these freaks revert back to the original plant they came from. This virus does scare me. To think we could lose all our hostas over this.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
May 11, 2012 3:40 PM CST
Wow, thanks Diann! I didn't even notice till you said something but it does look strange. You have a really good eye for Hosta. Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 11, 2012 3:54 PM CST
Ticker,

According to the Hosta Library that's the way it's supposed to look...It makes me nervous, but HL never mentions that the strange coloring comes from HVX like it mentions in some others , such as Leopard Frog and Xanadu Paisley. I'm going to keep an eye on it and hope for the best. It's not too close to any others and have pretty small root ball when I got it. Was kinda cashy, so I hope it's okay.

Rose

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