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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 11, 2011
3:34 PM

Post #8624442

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.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:04 PM

Post #8626467

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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:05 PM

Post #8626473

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:07 PM

Post #8626475

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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:09 PM

Post #8626483

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:10 PM

Post #8626487

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:11 PM

Post #8626488

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:12 PM

Post #8626489

'Bridegroom' is now completely unfurled.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:13 PM

Post #8626491

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:15 PM

Post #8626499

'Cherry Berry' is now completely unfurled.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8626504

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8626506

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:19 PM

Post #8626511

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:19 PM

Post #8626513

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:21 PM

Post #8626519

'Fragrant Bouquet' is also looking good.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:23 PM

Post #8626523

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:25 PM

Post #8626528

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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:27 PM

Post #8626534

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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2011
7:30 PM

Post #8626540

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
8:52 AM

Post #8627566

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
8:54 AM

Post #8627571

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
8:55 AM

Post #8627572

'Harpoon' had not fully unfurled in May.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
8:56 AM

Post #8627573

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
8:57 AM

Post #8627577

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
8:58 AM

Post #8627581

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
9:00 AM

Post #8627587

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
9:01 AM

Post #8627590

'Last Dance' has fully unfurled.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
9:06 AM

Post #8627610

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
9:08 AM

Post #8627614

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
9:09 AM

Post #8627616

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
9:10 AM

Post #8627620

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
9:12 AM

Post #8627624

'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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Noreaster
Maine
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 13, 2011
2:17 PM

Post #8628098

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.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
3:38 PM

Post #8628218

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

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2011
5:13 PM

Post #8628343

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!
Noreaster
Maine
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 13, 2011
6:04 PM

Post #8628449

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?
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
6:48 PM

Post #8628576

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.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
7:37 PM

Post #8628682

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
7:38 PM

Post #8628685

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
7:40 PM

Post #8628692

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8628696

The streaked division of 'Pewterware' is doing very well. This came from Sandy (Sanannie) and I treasure it.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8628701

'Rainbow's End'

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
7:44 PM

Post #8628704

'Rainforest Sunrise' - not my favourite because its cupped leaves catch everything that falls off the trees, but it IS looking good this year.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8628712

'Regal Splendor' - I planted (L-R) 'Halcyon', 'Ripple Effect', 'Full Moon' and (not visible) 'Blue Ivory' around it.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
7:47 PM

Post #8628714

'Restless Sea' has sawtooth edges to the leaves and white backs. I like it.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
7:48 PM

Post #8628717

'Sara' is beginning to develop its chartreuse colour.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
7:50 PM

Post #8628721

I've always like 'Summer Breeze'. It's a real bright spot in the garden.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
7:51 PM

Post #8628726

And 'Summer Music' is beginning to look like something too. It is another which languished in my dark corner for several years.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2011
7:54 PM

Post #8628728

'Whirlwind' was in a spot that was too dark and too close to my Linden tree. I've had it for a long time, but it's been a real slow grower in those conditions. Last autumn, I moved it and took a few divisions from it. I sold a couple and kept one myself to try in another different spot.

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meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 18, 2011
8:33 PM

Post #8639359

with these icredible pics I sure see why folks go head over heels for them. I especially love the praying hands, I've only ever seen it a new little plant never that size before... Oh I want one but down here in FL this heat would kill them. When I lived in KY unless you had deep shade you couldn't really do well with them there. I love mine while living in northern Ohio...

Keep the beauties coming yall.

Jan
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

July 2, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8668687

I just bought 'Summer Breeze' and love it. Also got 'Dance with Me' and 'Spinach Souffle' This is 'Dance with Me' with 'Shade Parade' in front. Both are new.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

July 2, 2011
5:56 PM

Post #8668705

'Spinach Souffle' It was recommeded by Chris at Hallsons but we Canadians aren't able to buy from him, boo hoo.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 2, 2011
8:45 PM

Post #8668950

Lucky you getting out to Rideau Woodland Ramble. It's quite a jaunt for me; so I don't get there often.

Compare your 'Dance With Me' with my seedling of 'Last Dance' that I've dubbed 'Dancing With Leila' (it doesn't appear that I posted it above). It would appear that the two are virtually identical.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

July 3, 2011
8:51 AM

Post #8669571

VA, they do look very similar. I really like all the 'Summer Music' progeny. I don't get out to Rideau Woodland Ramble very often either. They are very good with helping you select hostas. The ones I bought last year really did well. Here's 'Emerld Ruff Cut'. It gets a lot of early morning sunshine.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

July 3, 2011
8:54 AM

Post #8669574

From another angle.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

July 3, 2011
8:56 AM

Post #8669580

'Tick Tock'

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

July 3, 2011
8:59 AM

Post #8669582

'Teatime'

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

July 3, 2011
9:17 AM

Post #8669626

'Cerveza' oops, not the greatest of pictures but you get the idea.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

July 3, 2011
9:23 AM

Post #8669636

'Small Sum'. I don't have an ideal spot for 'Sum and Substance'. I hope the leaves thicken somewhat. It's a bit of a slug/earwig magnet right now.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2011
7:16 AM

Post #8673378

I don't think I showed you 'White Christmas' above.

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