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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Today's letter is "B". Here are the ones I have. Let's see yours as well.

'Baby Bunting" - mine was new in spring 2008 and has grown well, but has also been afflicted by foliar nematodes later in the season. I had 3 plants the size of this one. I destroyed one. The others I'm keeping because I've decided that if I destroy all the plants with nematodes, I won't have anything left and they all look good for most of the season. However, no more plant sales.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

BTW, that was taken June 20.

This photo of 'Bell Ringer' was also taken June 20. 'Bell Ringer' was purchased as 'Liberty Bell', but had stabilized into the marginated 'Bell Ringer'. It seems to be a fast-growing, very loose mound which I hope someday to be able to share with the members of the handbell choir I direct.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Bell Ringer' bloom on August 9.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Blue Cadet' I've had for awhile - since September 2005. I've grown it in a variety of places, but I find it does very well as a border in this dark corner where I've tried a lot of hostas and later moved them. Some of these divisions were single eyes in spring 2011. Others were divided 2 years ago.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Blue Cadet; in bloom

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Blue Ice' is a very small and fairly slow-growing blue hosta. Have had this one since August 2006 and it had been divided once. This picture dates from July 8.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Blue Ivory' in a picture taken early in August. In a year when my hostas have sustained more than the usual amount of slug damage, it is holding up very well. This plant was new in spring 2010 and is planted under the edge of 'Regal Splendor'.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Blue Mouse Ears' taken on August 3. Another which has held up well this year (as has all of the family). This was acquired in a trade in spring 2008. So far, the leaves on BME are somewhat larger than those of other members of the family. it's growing well, but has not bloomed this year for some reason.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Blue Shadows' on July 8. I got this one spring 2004 and it has been a very slow grower. However, I think it was planted too close to my Linden tree as it has grown better since I moved it last year.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

This shows 'Blue Shadows' and 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa'. BS is a sport of TA. I acquired TA in 2003 and have grown them both side by side for years although I moved both out from the Linden tree in the last couple of years. This year is the first year that I've been able to tell the difference between the two plants. (TA is in front).

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Blue Wedgwood' taken June 29. A nice blue that holds its colour well through the season, I received it in September 2005. It holds well through the season, but gets very messy with stuff dropped from the neighbour's Linden tree over the fence; hence the earlier picture. The hosta on the left is a sport of BW, 'Punky'. You can see similarities in plant shape and bloom time. BTW, both have blooms on very short scapes way down in the foliage.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Bridegroom' taken July 18. This was new in spring 2008.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Bridegroom' bud taken July 8

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Brother Stefan' taken August 9. Another which has held up well during the season. It was new in spring 2008.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Brother Stefan' is a relatively early bloomer - June 29.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

This was a 2010 sport or reversion from my 'Touch of Class'. Chris from Hallson's said I could call it 'Bulletproof'; so I have. This picture was taken August 3; so this is another which holds up well through the season.

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Baby Doll

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Bressingham Blue

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Brim Cup

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Blue Sliver

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Blaze of Glory

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Peoria, IL(Zone 5a)

Birchwood Parky's Gold

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Peoria, IL(Zone 5a)

Bitsy Gold

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Peoria, IL(Zone 5a)

Blue Ivory

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Peoria, IL(Zone 5a)

Blonde Elf

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Peoria, IL(Zone 5a)

Blue Mouse Ears Supreme

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Peoria, IL(Zone 5a)

Blue Boy

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Peoria, IL(Zone 5a)

Blue Cadet

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Ottawa, Canada

' Blue Umbrellas' and bird seeds. Can anyone ID the hostas on either side. The one at the back I bought about thirty years ago and the one in front I got from a friend.

The blue hosta in the middle is 'Big Daddy' and not 'Blue Umbrellas'. I have 'Blue Umbrellas' but I'm going to replace it with smething else that is actually blue.

This message was edited Sep 6, 2011 12:25 PM

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

The one to the right of BU looks like an old fashioned 'Undulata Albomarginata'. What are the flowers like and when does it flower? Dunno about the other one.

Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

Baby Blue Eyes

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Portsmouth, VA(Zone 8a)

Brother Stefan

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Ottawa, Canada

Thanks ViolaAnn, you are probably right about the hosta on the right. It bloomed in July, I think, and the flowers were mauve. I've already pulled out three of these 'Undulata Albomarginata' and this one will probably go next spring. I have ten of the hosta to the left and am constantly cutting them back. I like them because of their beautiful white flowers in August.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

I tend to hope the slugs will feed on them instead of some of my other hostas. How have your slugs been this year? Mine are much worse than usual.

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

virginiarose - my 'Brother Stefan' looked like that just 3 years ago. Yours is off to a good start.

Ottawa, Canada

Bix Blues, new this year.

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Ottawa, Canada

ViolaAnn, I'll start a new thread regarding earwigs and slugs.

Ottawa, Canada

'Blue Hawaii' planted yesterday. Have to blame Noreaster for buying this one. Hers is a magnificent specimen.

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Ottawa, Canada

'Brother Stefan', taken today

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Ottawa, Canada

'Blue Jay' today. It's usually bluer. Washing it with Sunlight wasn't such a good idea afterall. It gets dirty underneath the spruce trees from the falling debris of squirrels munching on spruce cones.

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