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.
'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.
'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.
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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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?
'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.
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...
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.