Ottawa Hostas in June

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Figured we are 11 days (more than a third of the month) through June. Maybe it's time for a new thread as the hostas grow ever more mature.

My previous page of hostas in Ottawa in May can be found at: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1183325/

Here's a new addition to the "Mouse" family which I recently got. I'm calling it 'Mighty Confused Mouse' as it was labelled 'Mighty Mouse' but barely a leaf has the correct markings.

This message was edited Jun 11, 2011 6:36 PM

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

I'll try to add pictures of those which were mostly unfurled in the May thread or of full gardens or of those I didn't post in May though there's been a lot of change in 3 weeks.

This is 'Alligator Shoes'. smaller than last year since I moved it and divided it, but looking good.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Avalanche' was just beginning to unfurl last time. Is fully unfurled now. Got a leaf torn in a violent storm, but at least we didn't get hail.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

This is a seedling of 'Korean Snow'. Several years old now. I've dubbed it 'Amy's Choice' after my granddaughter. Last year I divided it and gave her half. Saw it today and it's just about the same size as this one.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Blue Cadet' grows well in this very dark corner. Part of this border has been here for 3 years. The rest of it comes from a larger plant which I divided this year. Sold part of it and planted the rest, some of which was root only, no eyes, to fill out the border. In a couple of years it should be a nice full border.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Blue Ice' is a little blue plant. Looks like I might have stepped on an eye early in the season.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Blue Wedgwood' is one of my favourite blue hostas. have it next to 'Punky' which is a sport of it.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Bridegroom' is now completely unfurled.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Captain Kirk' came to me as a 1-eye division a couple of years ago. Doing well.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Cherry Berry' is now completely unfurled.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Cutting Edge' is HUGE this year. I'm not sure I like it where it is and will certainly have to think about relocating it.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Deja Blu' is unfurled as well. You'd never know I divided it.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Diana Remembered'. This one has a huge fragrant flower.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Fortunei Aureomarginata' is an oldie, but goodie. I love it.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Fragrant Bouquet' is also looking good.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Fujibotan' is recovering. I divided some of it and had difficulty loosening the soil from the roots. I ended up dropping the clump eyes down and broke several of them. This is a very pretty green hosta with extremely tall flower scapes bearing many, many double lavender flowers.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Some of the gardens - this between some Lilac bushes. In the background 'On Stage' which was just emerging 3 weeks ago. In front if it, 'Lakeside Shoremaster'. A Lemon-Lime Heuchera and a Japanese Painted Fern.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Part of my front garden has 'Little Sunspot' on the left, 'Fire Island' is the large yellow one. 'Paradise Island' to the right of it (new this year). Behind that, 'Red October' and 'Francee'

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Gemini Moon' with a bit of 'Touch of Class', a Tiramisu Heuchera.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

A bit north of my oak tree. This shows 'Paul's Glory', 'Diana Remembered', 'Invincible' and 'Remember Me'.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Great Expectations' - one of my earliest hostas and a slow growing one. Has never been divided except for one eye which reverted to green and I've had it a decade.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Harpoon' had not fully unfurled in May.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Heavenly Tiara' was new this spring. have it in a pot until I decide where to put it.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Hidden Cove' is a very small hosta. If you look closely, you can see part of the plastic knife I use for a marker.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Janet' starts all green and the centre of the leaves gradually gets whiter and will be quite light in colour later in the season. I have one eye which is sporting. I'll likely separate it and see what it does.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

A close-up of that sporting eye of 'Janet'.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Last Dance' has fully unfurled.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Mack the Knife' since I moved it to a location with more moisture and more light, makes me think a lot of 'Last Dance' although if they are related at all, one must go way back in the pedigrees of the plants. I'll see how they both perform and if Mack doesn't do better than in previous years, he'll be history.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Liberty' has not yet grown particularly upright, but it sure is getting larger and is attracting attention. I can hardly wait until this one is really mature.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Little Sunspot' is developing the darker margin on the leaves. It's not there when it emerges.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Lakeside Mom' is doing well. I'm hoping for some seeds from this one.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Moonstruck' will be gone from my garden next year. It's too much of a prima donna! Sulks if I divide it and is nearly impossible to grow without the leaves melting out. I think we had such a wet spring that when the sun finally came out it was too strong even though it usually does OK in this east-facing location.

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Maine, United States(Zone 5b)

That's too bad about Moonstruck...I have no patience for the ones prone to "environmental ugliness" either, for lack of better word. In my garden that means YOU, Emerald Ruff Cut! Probably Barbara Ann, too.

I really love your Little Sunspot, Ann. Mine is much sparser looking.

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

My thoughts exactly, Noreaster. There are too many lovely hostas to put up with temperamental ones.

Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

Noreaster, I had ordered Emerald Ruff Cut this year from Hallson's, but Chris emailed me saying they hadn't grown that much this year. I'm glad I got a chance to change my order to something else!

Maine, United States(Zone 5b)

Probably for the best, Eleven. I got my ERC from Hallson's and it has grown well as usual, but every year it gets ugly. first the leaves start to look transparent in the rain, then they whiten when they dry, and then eventually the white parts brown. How is yours doing this year, Ann?

Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

This is the first year that my Emerald Ruff Cut has looked decent! It must have known it was on the chopping block! So far my Moonstruck has been looking nice. I'll have to keep an eye on it.

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

My 'Emerald Ruff Cut' - still a baby, but doing well except for mud splashes from the rain.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Mouse Trap' still small, but may be interesting. It was very slow to emerge this year, but is catching up.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'On Stage' is looking good this year. Last year it greened up really early - I wonder how long it will be a splash of colour.

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