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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:12 AM

Post #8772704

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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:14 AM

Post #8772706

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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:15 AM

Post #8772708

'Bell Ringer' bloom on August 9.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:18 AM

Post #8772714

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:18 AM

Post #8772716

'Blue Cadet; in bloom

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:20 AM

Post #8772721

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:21 AM

Post #8772724

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8772732

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8772737

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:29 AM

Post #8772744

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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:32 AM

Post #8772749

'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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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:34 AM

Post #8772754

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:34 AM

Post #8772755

'Bridegroom' bud taken July 8

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:36 AM

Post #8772758

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:37 AM

Post #8772759

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

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
8:39 AM

Post #8772761

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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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
4:36 PM

Post #8773533

Baby Doll

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
4:43 PM

Post #8773550

Bressingham Blue

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
4:50 PM

Post #8773563

Brim Cup

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
4:57 PM

Post #8773575

Blue Sliver

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
5:04 PM

Post #8773599

Blaze of Glory

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
5:05 PM

Post #8773605

Birchwood Parky's Gold

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
5:05 PM

Post #8773606

Bitsy Gold

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
5:07 PM

Post #8773611

Blue Ivory

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8773613

Blonde Elf

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
5:10 PM

Post #8773614

Blue Mouse Ears Supreme

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
5:11 PM

Post #8773617

Blue Boy

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
5:12 PM

Post #8773620

Blue Cadet

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 23, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8773661

' 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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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
7:47 PM

Post #8773895

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.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
6:58 AM

Post #8774344

Baby Blue Eyes

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virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
7:06 AM

Post #8774354

Brother Stefan

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 24, 2011
8:04 AM

Post #8774452

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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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
8:07 AM

Post #8774463

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.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
8:08 AM

Post #8774464

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

August 24, 2011
8:16 AM

Post #8774475

Bix Blues, new this year.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 24, 2011
8:18 AM

Post #8774481

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

August 24, 2011
9:05 AM

Post #8774543

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

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 24, 2011
11:03 AM

Post #8774719

'Brother Stefan', taken today

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 24, 2011
11:10 AM

Post #8774724

'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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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
4:23 PM

Post #8775125

Blue Sophistication.

********************************

Thanks Ann, I really, really love that Hosta. I get real excited when I see a big one, shows me what I have to look forward to. :)


Susan

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virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
4:26 PM

Post #8775134

Blue Mouse Ears.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
5:26 PM

Post #8775201

Blue Umbrellas

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
7:42 PM

Post #8775425

Big Daddy, which still hasn't grown. I just moved it this year, so it could find comfort with some other blue hostas =)

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Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8775429

Blonde Elf, new this year.

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
7:44 PM

Post #8775434

Blue Angel, was moved to its new bed shortly after this pic was taken.

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
7:45 PM

Post #8775438

Blue Cadet, not as blue as its neighbors but definitely a sturdy little hosta.

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Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8775445

Blue Mouse Ears, new this year and planted directly in the ground, so we'll see how it does without any coddling.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
8:47 PM

Post #8775534

Blue Wedgwood

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
8:05 AM

Post #8775975

Here's a picture of the flower of 'Bell Ringer' taken two days ago.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
8:03 PM

Post #8798364

ViolaAnn, I love your 'Blue Shadows'. I bought this hosta as BS from RWR early this spring. I took the picture today. do you think it was mislabelled?

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
8:16 PM

Post #8798470

After seeing Rose1656' s 'Blaze of Glory' I bought mine. I took this picture today after relocating it to make room for 'Grand Canyon'., which appears to take a lot more sun than B of G.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
8:23 PM

Post #8798477

'Blue Lollipop' planted two days ago. Pic taken today.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
8:29 PM

Post #8798485

'Blueberry Muffins' bought for my new bed. Has very thick substance but does not appear too happy. Does anyone else have it. I'm hoping it will fill in more next spring.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
8:36 PM

Post #8798493

'Bright Lights' putting up a valiant fight against earwigs. Looks much better in the spring. Should have taken a picture then. BL was planted in 2007 and would be much bigger now if it weren't for the tree root competition.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
8:42 PM

Post #8798500

Irene - this is what mine looked like in June 2004.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
10:52 PM

Post #8798593

' Bright Lights' claims identity theft of previuos picture and that this picture taken May 11 is the real BL.

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 16, 2011
2:55 PM

Post #8811345

'Band of Gold' isn't as big as last year. I think my hillside bed needs reworked. I'm finding lots of roots :-(

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 16, 2011
3:04 PM

Post #8811361

My 'Blue Ivory' is getting some pretty nice edges on it. Not as nice as Paul's, but maybe there's hope!

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 16, 2011
4:43 PM

Post #8811464

Oh Rose, your Band of Gold is so beautiful and mine is so sick. I could not make this Hosta happy no matter what I did. However I came to the conclusion that it must have got over heated when travelling through the mail. I hope it doesn't die but it seems it will. :*((
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2011
3:06 PM

Post #8812485

'Big Top' is another nice shiny green one! I got this one 4 years ago from a coop. I moved it last year, but it doesn't seem very happy. So, looks like I'd better move it back next spring. This one is supposed to get large, but is still less than 3 feet across in my bed.

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