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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
9:31 AM

Post #8770806

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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
9:32 AM

Post #8770811

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
9:33 AM

Post #8770815

'Alligator Shoes' blooming on July 29

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
9:33 AM

Post #8770817

'Alligator Shoes' blossom

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
9:36 AM

Post #8770826

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
9:37 AM

Post #8770829

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
9:37 AM

Post #8770830

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
9:38 AM

Post #8770832

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
9:39 AM

Post #8770836

A flower from 'Allan P. McConnell'.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
9:41 AM

Post #8770843

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
9:48 AM

Post #8770859

'Aristocrat' bloom developing

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
9:50 AM

Post #8770869

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

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
4:55 PM

Post #8771712

Alex Summers from end of May

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
4:59 PM

Post #8771715

Very pretty. I don't have Alex - may have to get one.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
5:21 PM

Post #8771758

Arc de Triomphe

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 23, 2011
8:45 AM

Post #8772769

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

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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
3:09 PM

Post #8773412

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.
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
4:59 PM

Post #8773579

Alvatine Taylor

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
4:59 PM

Post #8773583

Azure Snow

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
5:03 PM

Post #8773593

American Sweetheart

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
5:03 PM

Post #8773595

Ani Machi aka Geisha

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
5:04 PM

Post #8773596

Atlantis

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8773883

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

August 24, 2011
9:42 AM

Post #8774614

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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KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
11:31 AM

Post #8774745

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!
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 24, 2011
11:31 AM

Post #8774746

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

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
1:50 PM

Post #8774910

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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Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
1:50 PM

Post #8774913

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

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8774916

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

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Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
1:53 PM

Post #8774920

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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Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8774924

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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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 24, 2011
4:39 PM

Post #8775148

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.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
5:31 PM

Post #8775207

Frank, I really like the Atlantis, Seems to have a nice upright form. How much sun does it get?
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
5:42 PM

Post #8775226

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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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8775275

WOW, that is stunning! Where did you buy it?
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:23 PM

Post #8775297

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/

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
6:57 PM

Post #8775335

OK, That's good. Thanks a lot!

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
7:27 PM

Post #8775380

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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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 8, 2011
1:16 AM

Post #8798642

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

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 8, 2011
5:19 PM

Post #8799713

I'm adding 'Autumn Frost' to my gotta have list! Have to look for it next spring.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 16, 2011
2:27 PM

Post #8811262

'All That Jazz' is a pretty upright one! I've had this one for 4 or 5 years.

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 16, 2011
2:34 PM

Post #8811284

'American Halo'

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 16, 2011
5:01 PM

Post #8811485

Rose, beautiful Hosta! 'All that Jazz' love the uprights, especially variegated.
I had to put that one on my list!
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 16, 2011
5:46 PM

Post #8811540

'All That Jazz' is going on my list. Love it.
allnitro
Waterloo, IA
(Zone 4b)

September 17, 2011
9:59 AM

Post #8812232

'Arctic Blast' is a very good growing blue that gets to be a medium-large sized low growing clump. This one is growing in a mostly shaded spot with very late day sun.

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