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We are having lots of cool wet weather and the hosta are loving it !

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Your yard is so beautiful, Ben! Love those hostas. We have had cool weather for a few days, but the rain has stopped and heat is on it's way this week. Farmers will be rolling to get their soybeans in.   What is the name of the hosta in the last photo?   Becky

                                                    

                                                   
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Beckey -- It is called Sieboldiana Elegans  -- I have several but this is the bigest.-- It takes 3 or 4 years for it to get this size. I think I got it at Lowes.  There is also one in the backround of picture #3.

 

I like the hosta in the foreground of #3 --they are Francis Williams -- beautiful leaves !!! This is a better picture of this group.

 

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I didn't realize Sieboldiana Elegans leaves were as cupped as in this picture. I've always been going to add this one, but never got around to it. Frances Williams I have, but it tends to get brown streaks on it every year. I've been meaning to buy another and try a different location. My sister had the same problem with hers. I put in a new small bed of hostas last year near back walk. Cathedral Windows has been outstanding in growth. Halcyon, Sagae, Blue Angel, Great Expectations, Blue Umbrellas, and Royal Standard complete this group. One of my largest leafed hostas is Green Acres. I'm trying to decide on a place to try the huge Empress Wu. It looks like all of the ones I purchased and potted up from eBay last year are thriving in the transplant beds. We just sunk the pots over winter. I have one edge of a 25 foot or more bed that has become fairly shady due to the growth of a nearby maple. I'm hoping to plant the new hostas along the front of this bed and then edge with 1 row of retainer stones. No end of gardening ideas, but not enough energy to get them done very fast.  But I didn't take on the handle of Little Red Hen for nothing.  So we will see. If I succeed in getting it done I'll post pictures. Hope you have a great week!
                                               Becky

                                                  
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Becky

 

I think there are differences in genetic makeup within the same variety. I have other Sieboldiana that are not as cupped.

 

I have tried Great Expectations 2 or 3 times and they did not winter -- like the leaf pattern.

 

Do you have a Love Pat ? -- I really like them.

 

http://www.thegazebooutback.com/hosta2.htm

 

Ben

 

 


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