This is really a new thread for THURSDAY, but I might not get to the computer before noon tomorrow.
So, let's see your hostas that begin with D and E. (I don't have too many of either; so I've lumped them together.)
Here's one I've given the garden name 'Dancing With Leila'. It's my own 2009 seedling of 'Last Dance' and it looks nearly identical to the registered variety to which it is related, 'Dance With Me'. I've named it after my youngest (for now as I expect another soon) granddaughter. This picture taken July 18.
I've heard that with Deja Blu, either some plants never get the white line or some plants only develop it when they're placed in more light. I just got my division in this year's spring swap, and no white line yet. I can always hope!
I'm excited to see that your Emerald Ruff Cut has grown so well, Ann. I ordered it from Hallson's this year but got an email from Chris saying they didn't grow as expected. It seems like such a beautiful plant.
Here's my Dixie Chickadee, which was new last year. It's such a strong grower that I've already divided it twice with it barely noticing.
Mine only gets about an hour or two of early morning sun. They grow to over 4' tall and over 8' wide. Everything around it will be moved once it gets bigger. I had planted it there because I thought it was supposed to be green but it hasn't turned out that way. So now I will have two giant blues in that bed with a Paradigm between them. EW is on the right.
'Dream Queen' made it through the heat. Not so with 'Dream Weaver'. They both look a lot like 'Great Expectations' to me and if I didn't know where they were planted I don't think I could tell them apart.
I bought 'English Sunrise' to go in the same bed as 'Chinese Sunrise', thinking that they were related. Turns out it's similar to 'May' which I already had. 'May', I understand, is a yellow sport of 'June'.
'Deep Pockets'. I saw picture of a hosta with deep pockets that was upright and very symetrical in structure. I now think it might have been 'Cup of Grace' that I wanted. Anyway I bought DP last year hoping it would eventually mature to the plant I wanted. Does anyone have a mature DP?
Likely discovered by different people and perhaps identical. You see it with the Mouse Ears family and also with the sports of 'Vanilla Cream' - 'Wlyde Green Cream' being virtually identical to 'Heart and Soul'.
Dragon's Eye, just planted today. I keep thinking it's going to get huge, but it's only listed at 22 high by 36 wide. And I'm trying to post a pic of the petioles, but the site isn't cooperating =( Boo.
P.S. You may notice a small pile of debris behind this plant. I happened to mention over dinner that I only got one hosta planted today because I had to rip out some grass. Whereupon I suddenly looked very interested in eating my veggies while my husband got "that look" on his face and asked "more??" LOL.
Rose, I put 'Darwin's Standard' on my list. I looked up its mature size -24"x36" wide. None of the specimens that I viewed were as nice as yours. When did you plant it and what orientation did you choose?
This picture of 'Emerald Ruff Cut' was taken on July 11. I planted it last year. I prefer the colouring of everone else's ERC. Is mine getting too much sun or were your pictures taken earlier in the season?
'Eye Declare' is such a bright one in the spring. I think I've had this one since 2009. I did divide it the second year, but it didn't seem to mind! Great growing plant that takes a lot of morning sunshine.
'Eternal Flame' is a pretty one. It looks healthy, but I think it's supposed to be larger. I thought it was a medium, but I would consider it a small in my gardens. I've had this one for at least 5 years, so I'm sure it's mature.
Dream Queen, acquired in early summer but just planted. Still has the same 2 eyes and 4 leaves it had when I brought it home. Not the fastest growing hosta, LOL. I decided on it rather than the look alike Dream Weaver, since more people seem to have problems with that one.
Eleven, very few hostas multiply their first year. Most hostas will sleep the first year, creep the second year and leap on it's third year if they haven't been disturbed. When you move them it starts all over and you have to wait longer. Dream Queen is a slow grower. It is a sport of Great Expectations which is an extremely slow grower so Dream Queen will take 5 to 10 years before it matures.