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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:14 AM

Post #8774269

Today, I invite you to post pictures of hostas beginning with "C". Don't know about you, but I don't have quite so many as the previous two days.

We start with 'Cameo' taken June 28. It was new to my garden in spring 2007 but in 2009, the whole family got waterlogged and I suspect foliar nematodes as well. None of the family ('Baby Bunting', 'Cameo', 'Cherish', 'Hope', 'Pandora's Box') have done as well since then.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:15 AM

Post #8774275

'Captain Kirk' came to me as a single eye division from a friend in spring 2009 and is doing well.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:16 AM

Post #8774278

Here's a blossom on 'Captain Kirk' taken July 29. The previous picture was taken mid-July.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:18 AM

Post #8774282

'Cat and Mouse' was new spring 2009. The first plant totally reverted to solid blue within a few weeks. This replacement has mostly reverted as well, though the one smaller eye still retains some of the chartreuse centre. I may try for another division from another source.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:20 AM

Post #8774287

'Cherish' - another of the suffering 'Baby Bunting' family. This one is very fragile, but has put out a couple of new leaves. It was new spring 2007.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:21 AM

Post #8774288

'Cherry Berry' was new to me in spring 2006 and has done well. I took some divisions from it in 2009. Picture taken July 18 and the picture of the bloom below was taken July 29.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:22 AM

Post #8774290

'Cherry Berry' with red flower scape. I also like the red seed pods on this plant but wish the seedlings would be viable. So far they've all been fatal whites.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:24 AM

Post #8774293

'Chinese Sunrise' taken June 20 before the green darkened up. This one is a shining beacon when it first emerges. I've had mine since spring 2006 and took a few divisions from it this past spring.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:28 AM

Post #8774299

'Christmas Pageant' taken June 29. This was new in spring 2008. In 2009, I nearly lost it when something munched the crown and it didn't like the first couple of spots in the garden, but it has slowly come back to look good.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:28 AM

Post #8774301

'Christmas Pageant' bloom on July 8

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:33 AM

Post #8774305

clausa var. clausa - likely the first hosta I owned, but I didn't know what it was. It was only a year or two after I first started seriously growing hostas that I looked at it and realized it was also a hosta. It spreads by rhizomes and in a spot where it's really happy can become a bit invasive. I've seen it in other neighbourhood gardens and I'm sure it was a gift way back when from some neighbour who had too much of it.

I have this hosta in 3 locations, 2 of which are problem spots where other things don't like to grow well. It does quite well in such a location and the rate of spread is slowed down considerably. It would also make a good hosta for a very large container to keep it confined.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:34 AM

Post #8774306

Bloom on clausa var. clausa. Distinctive because the large buds never open. However, the deep purple colour is distinctive and very pretty. This was taken August 9.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:41 AM

Post #8774316

'Cracker Crumbs' was new in spring 2005. This is a fast growing mini and I'm gradually dividing it to make a border on one garden. Another real bright light when it emerges yellow. This picture taken June 20 of a few divisions in a pot with 'Teaspoon'.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:42 AM

Post #8774320

'Country Mouse' is the most petite of my mice. It's not at all related to the 'Blue Mouse Ears' family, but lives in the same planter with them. I got mine in spring 2007 and it was very tiny and would not have survived the 3 week trip I took shortly thereafter if Sandy (Sanannie) had not looked after it for me. It forms a loose mound and often falls apart when I remove it from my veggie garden (where it winters) each spring. As a result, I've taken a couple of divisions from it. This picture taken July 29.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8774325

For some reason, 'Country Mouse' just sat in a queue and didn't post until I copied it, closed it and redid it. So it's out of order.

Here's part of the 'Cracker Crumbs' border taken at the end of June.


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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:47 AM

Post #8774327

'Cutting Edge' was new in spring 2008. this year it looks as though it's been taking steroids. Have never divided it and thought I would next year, but the plant next to it ('Ghost Spirit' in lower right) had a bad infection of foliar nematodes, so ... This picture was taken August 9 and shows the almost horizontal flower scapes.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
6:48 AM

Post #8774330

'Cutting Edge' bloom also on August 9.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
7:01 AM

Post #8774348

Climax Hosta

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
7:02 AM

Post #8774350

Cherish

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 24, 2011
8:59 AM

Post #8774534

'Crumb Cake'. Planted this summer and picture taken today.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 24, 2011
9:32 AM

Post #8774600

A relocated 'Corkscrew'. I hope it does better in at this site, my minis bed.
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 24, 2011
9:34 AM

Post #8774603

Oops, forgot to add the picture. 'Corkscrew' planted last year.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 24, 2011
11:20 AM

Post #8774736

'Cherry Tomato' planted in early July. Picture taken today. I like the plant but find the flower scape a bit out of proportion. Does anyone else have it?

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 24, 2011
11:24 AM

Post #8774739

My 'Captain Kirk'. New in 2008. I really like this one.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
11:48 AM

Post #8774762

'Corkscrew' is an interesting little plant. Don't have 'Cherry Tomato' but I've had other small ones that had scapes really out of proportion. Maybe that changes as the plant grows.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
5:25 PM

Post #8775199

Carolina Blue

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
5:34 PM

Post #8775213

Charlotte's Web

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
5:42 PM

Post #8775228

Clifford's Forest Fire

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
5:46 PM

Post #8775233

Chartreuse Wiggles

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8775234

Cherry Berry

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
5:49 PM

Post #8775236

Clovelly

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
5:50 PM

Post #8775238

Cookie Crumbs

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
5:51 PM

Post #8775243

Crowned Imperial

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8775245

Cracker Crumbs

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
6:02 PM

Post #8775259

I love Christmas Pageant! My Captain Kirk is still adjusting he is fairly new but I can tell I am going to love this Hosta.

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virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
6:09 PM

Post #8775268

Rose1656

OMG, 'Clifford's Forest Fire' is gorgeous. Where did you get it?

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Ann, where did you get 'Christmas Pageant'?
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 24, 2011
6:58 PM

Post #8775336

Love 'Christmas Pageant'! Love Clifford's Forest Fire. I have Clifford's Sting Ray. Just out of curiosity. I assume that Clifford is a hosta hybridizer and so is Lakeside? I've always put Lakeside and Clifford in the single quotation mark. Should they be. What is correct? Lakeside 'Black Satin' or 'Lakeside Black Satin'. Clifford's 'Sting Ray' or 'Clifford's Sting Ray'?

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
7:32 PM

Post #8775393

I think I need a 'Charlotte's Web'!

virginiarose - I got my Christmas Pageant from a nursery in Nova Scotia - Fundy Beauties. I don't know whether they are set up to ship to the USA.

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
7:52 PM

Post #8775471

Captain Kirk, new last year

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Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
7:54 PM

Post #8775478

Clovelly, new this year from Hallson's. I have to say I'm glad I ordered it there, because the plants at my local nursery barely have ripples on the margins. I probably wouldn't have purchased it based on seeing those in person. I'm wondering it's similar to a couple other hostas that seem to lose their ruffles with stressed too much.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2011
2:25 AM

Post #8775661

Captain Kirk is beautiful! I purchased Captain Kirk and Orange Marmalade at the same time and side by side they looked like twins and they closely resemble Paul's Glory, Hmm I wonder if they are related, they are all beautiful and sun tolerant. I can't wait for mine to get big!

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
4:18 AM

Post #8775707

'Orange Marmalade' IS related. Not sure about 'Captain Kirk' w/o looking it up.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2011
4:59 AM

Post #8775729

Thanks Ann , On the Hosta Library it says it's a sport of Gold Standard.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
8:17 AM

Post #8775995

I looked back at family history on the My Hostas database - http://myhostas.be

Gold Standard is a 'Fortunei Hyacinthina' sport. So 'Fortunei Hyacinthina' begat 'Gold Standard' begat 'Captain Kirk'.

Perry's True Blue is a (x sieboldiana 'Elegans') hybrid from which 'Paul's Glory' is a sport and 'Orange Marmalade' is a sport of PG. Of couorse, 'OM has a list of sports of its own - 'Forbidden Fruit' sport/yb, 'Happy Dayz' sport/yg, 'Marmalade on Toast' sport/bb, 'Orange Slices' sport/yy .

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
8:18 AM

Post #8775997

Here's a 'Cutting Edge' bloom take 2 days ago.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 25, 2011
8:58 AM

Post #8776085

'Canadian Blue' on July 1st. Bought in 2009. Planning on taking out some of that scruffy looking Arabis in front. I have two little 'Remember Me' ready to go in.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2011
10:34 AM

Post #8776235

I would really like to check out the OM sports, bet they are nice.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
5:10 PM

Post #8776877

I got 'Clifford's Forest Fire' several years ago from Frida's in Davenport, IA. They also sell online, but not sure of the website.

I can't wait for my 'Clovelly' to get as nice looking as yours. Might need to move it to a new spot to help it out.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2011
5:56 PM

Post #8776961

Rose the only place I found Clifford's Forest Fire was here:
http://www.hostaparadise.com/default.aspx
They also have Clovelly and Christmas Pageant and even Atlantis! They are in Holland.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8777013

Land of the Giants Hostas had Clifford's Forest Fire for sale this year. They send beautiful plants!

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 26, 2011
4:06 AM

Post #8777498

Where are they at? I Goggled it and got nothing but a TV series. Are they in the US? I have not had good luck ordering from Europe, it just takes too long to get stuff and I really believe the plants would be DOA. :(

However I would consider ordering after it gets cooler. :)
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2011
4:12 AM

Post #8777505

They have an ad on the homepage of the Hosta Library.
http://landofthegiantshostafarm.com/homepage.html

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 26, 2011
5:00 AM

Post #8777552

Thanks Frank, I see they have a real good selection and inside the US. Are they listed on Dave's Watchdog? Rose said she got nice big plants. :)
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2011
5:20 AM

Post #8777587

I don't know if they are listed on Garden Watchdog but they have a good reputation. Just don't expect early spring shipping as they are up north and their Springtime is considerably later than it is for the southern zones.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 26, 2011
5:52 AM

Post #8777634

That's fine, I was hoping for a fall shipping because it's not so hot. My last shipment was stressed out. I have seen that a lot of companys ship Hostas till Oct. and some till Nov. and that would be good for me. Thanks for the tip, I have them Bookmarked.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2011
4:14 PM

Post #8778585

You won't regret ordering from them. They have big, healthy plants and they have a large variety to chose from.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 26, 2011
4:27 PM

Post #8778602

Thanks Rose, I already visited the site and they do have a lot to choose from. I will give them a try. :)
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
7:42 PM

Post #8780387

Captain's Adventure...just got this one this spring. Looks like an interesting one.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
8:36 PM

Post #8780454

Very unusual colourings. Did it change much during the season? Will be interesting to see what it's like next year - please keep up posted.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2011
6:42 PM

Post #8781996

I honestly can't remember what it looked like when I received it last spring! I do like the colors now, though.
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
8:41 PM

Post #8798499

I bought 'Cameo' in 2009. I got six divisions this spring. Five of them were moved to this new bed a week ago.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
8:46 PM

Post #8798503

I planted 'Coconut Custard' in my bed of minis today.

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2011
3:16 PM

Post #8812495

'Christmas Cookies' was purchased in 2006 from a local seller. Always a nice looking hosta with a lot of white that holds up well throughout the season. I would say mine is considered a small plant.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 17, 2011
3:30 PM

Post #8812510

Rose, like,like Christmas Cookies.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2011
3:42 PM

Post #8812524

Looks a great deal like my 'White Christmas'. Are they related?

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 17, 2011
4:58 PM

Post #8812611

Sport of H. Night Before Christmas. M. Zilis/R. Solberg 2003.
allnitro
Waterloo, IA
(Zone 4b)

September 17, 2011
5:54 PM

Post #8812679

Which is a sport of 'White Christmas' so yes they are related and pretty much the same plant.

Jeff
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2011
5:59 PM

Post #8812686

Good to know because I can't seem to get my 'White Christmas' to grow...so, I'll enjoy 'Christmas Cookies' and not worry too much about the other!

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2011
8:01 PM

Post #8812825

Thanks, Jeff for allowing me to be lazy rather than looking up the heritage.

'White Christmas' is difficult for some to grow. I think a lot depends on location and I think I've been lucky in choosing mine, but possibly 'Christmas Cookies' is a bit easier. Anyway, I guess if you've got one you don't need the other.

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