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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Let's all post pics of our hostas from this year. I propose starting a new letter each day. Today we start with the letter "A".

Here's "Allegan Fog' on June 28. This plant was new in 2006 and was divided this past spring.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Alligator Shoes' on July 8. This plant was new spring 2008 though several divisions were taken from it this past spring.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Alligator Shoes' blooming on July 29

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Alligator Shoes' blossom

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Amy's Choice' on June 20. This is my own seedling from 'Korean Snow' and is named after my granddaughter. It dates from spring 2007 and I've shared half of it with Amy.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Ani Machi' (often erroneously called 'Geisha') in late June. This plant was new spring 2006 but was divided and shared this past spring. The remainder was replanted in 3 groups and it already looks nearly as full as it did before.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Allan P. McConnell on July 29. Fast growing small hosta that I've had since the late 1990s.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

A border of 'Allan P. McConnell' also on July 29.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

A flower from 'Allan P. McConnell'.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Aristocrat' on June 9 before it got sunburned. We had a lot of rain in May and when it became hot and sunny in June, the sun was intensified by the white aluminum siding on my house and also the neighbour's house which is only about 10' away and all the plants on the east side of my house fried. Normally they do well in this location, but normally we have more sun in May. This plant was acquired spring 2004.

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'Aristocrat' bloom developing

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Avalanche' July 8. this is a plant that was new in 2008.

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Alex Summers from end of May

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Very pretty. I don't have Alex - may have to get one.

Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Arc de Triomphe

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Ottawa, Canada

Two August Moon flanking 'Sun Power' . All planted in 2007.

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Watertown, WI(Zone 5a)

Wow, your 'Alex Summers' looks gorgeous, Ann! I hope mine turns out as pretty. Hail pretty much shredded it in May and it's still looking pretty sad.

Peoria, IL(Zone 5a)

Alvatine Taylor

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Peoria, IL(Zone 5a)

Azure Snow

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Peoria, IL(Zone 5a)

American Sweetheart

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Peoria, IL(Zone 5a)

Ani Machi aka Geisha

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Peoria, IL(Zone 5a)

Atlantis

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Kayly - the 'Alex Summers' belongs to Rose. I'm afraid I don't have him, but I might need to get him.

Ottawa, Canada

Rose, your 'Alex Summers' looks much better than mine. I planted mine in 2007. He was really set back last year for some reason.

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Watertown, WI(Zone 5a)

Oops! I missed that, Ann. I was scrolling down your string of beauties and just assumed 'Alex Summers' was yours. :)

The sentiment is the same, though--very pretty, Rose!

Ottawa, Canada

Frank, love the subtle colouring on 'Alvatine Taylor'.

Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

Alex Summers looking awful this year =( I think it sank and had a hard time emerging from the ground. It got worse, so I have it potted up right now.

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Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

Allegan Fog, looked good even though I took two divisions from it this spring.

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Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

Americana looked like this until I moved it during the drought. Now it's lost an eye and recovering.

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Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

Antioch. This one doesn't really excite me (I bought it in the beginning because it was inexpensive), but it's starting to look good. Will probably relocate it next year to a landscape planting rather than one of my hosta beds.

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Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

August Moon has been a dud ever since I bought it in 2009. I actually thinks it's SMALLER now. Will probably remove it this fall or next spring. Unsure whether I will replace it with another one.

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Ottawa, Canada

Eleven, is that a green edge on your 'August Moon'? Mine is all yellow. Why not try it in another spot before you give up on it.

Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

Frank, I really like the Atlantis, Seems to have a nice upright form. How much sun does it get?

Peoria, IL(Zone 5a)

I just bought my Atlantis this year. It gets a couple hours of early morning sun then a couple hours of mid afternoon sun.

I bought it after seeing this pic on one of the hosta forums.

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Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

WOW, that is stunning! Where did you buy it?

Peoria, IL(Zone 5a)

I bought mine at Hornbaker Gardens in Princeton Illinois when I went to their open house, I picked up 17 new ones there. They are the place to go in Illinois for hosta. They also sell online.

http://www.hornbakergardens.com/

Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

OK, That's good. Thanks a lot!

Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

irawon, I never noticed the green edge on August Moon before, but it's also visible in previous pics from this year. Here it is last year, and the faint green is still visible. I will probably just relocate this one to a mixed perennial bed when I redo this bed and give the other hostas some growing room.

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Ottawa, Canada

'Autumn Frost' added to this bed this summer. Pictured on September 7.

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

I'm adding 'Autumn Frost' to my gotta have list! Have to look for it next spring.

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