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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
7:38 PM

Post #8775416

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.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
7:39 PM

Post #8775419

'Dancing With Leila' bloom - July 24

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8775422

'Deja Blu' July 8. This was a new plant spring 2007. I took a few divisions from it this spring. It has never had the white "lightening bolt" that it is supposed to have.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8775423

'Deja Blu' flower July 24

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8775427

'Diana Remembered' - a sizeable plant that was new to me in July 2004. Large white, fragrant blooms. Picture June 28.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8775428

'Diana Remembered' bloom on July 29.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
7:44 PM

Post #8775436

'Dixie Chickadee' was new to me in July 2011 and this picture was taken August 9. A lovely mini-hosta, I think.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8775446

'Dragon Tails' is an enthusiastic mini. Mine was new spring 2008. Here it was July 15 in bloom. It emerges quite yellow and greens up during the season.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
7:47 PM

Post #8775450

'Emerald Ruff Cut'. Mine was new spring 2009 and last year still had just one eye. It's grown quite well. Picture taken July 29.

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2011
4:11 AM

Post #8775702

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.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2011
5:13 AM

Post #8775749

El Nino Hosta

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
5:14 AM

Post #8775753

A second year tissue culture of Dance With Me.

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
5:15 AM

Post #8775754

Dark Shadows

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
5:16 AM

Post #8775755

A leaf from Dark Shadows earlier in the year.

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
5:16 AM

Post #8775756

Dark Star

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
5:17 AM

Post #8775757

Deane's Dream

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
5:18 AM

Post #8775760

Deja Blu

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
5:18 AM

Post #8775761

Dream Queen

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2011
5:19 AM

Post #8775762

Elegans Hosta

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
5:45 AM

Post #8775780

El Capitan

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
5:46 AM

Post #8775782

Empress Wu. New fall of 09. Already 2' tall by 4' wide.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2011
6:03 AM

Post #8775802

I didn't know EU was blue! How much sun does it get and how big will it get?
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
6:10 AM

Post #8775808

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.

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2011
6:22 AM

Post #8775812

El Nino, new this year

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2011
6:23 AM

Post #8775813

Elvis Lives, also new this year

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2011
6:25 AM

Post #8775815

Thanks Frank, That looks really good, I might consider getting one. I am planning to open up front flower beds next year to make room for more Hostas! :)

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 25, 2011
7:48 AM

Post #8775940

Look at what I found in my 'Dancing in the Rain' the other day.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
8:22 AM

Post #8776010

Irene - was that sleeping or deceased? I hope the former.

Frank - I'd love to see your 'Dance With Me' next to my seedling for comparison. They are of similar age. Interesting that I would get a seedling with those colours.
franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
8:55 AM

Post #8776078

Yours is on the right, mine on the left. Mine is actually bright like yours, much brighter than it shows in my pic.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
9:21 AM

Post #8776129

Close enough I could call it 'Dance With Me' except I know it is 'Last Dance' progeny rather than a sibling.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2011
10:27 AM

Post #8776228

irawon, Is the baby ok? Was it a squirrel ?
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 25, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8776257

I thought it was asleep and took a picture because it looked so cute. I was hoping noone would ask me that question. Baby chipmunk.
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 25, 2011
10:56 AM

Post #8776269

Life goes on. 'Dorset Clown' planted in late July and picture taken this morning. Does it look similar to 'Charlotte's Web'? Does anyone know how to do a side by side?

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 25, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8776274

'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.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 25, 2011
11:06 AM

Post #8776280

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'.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 25, 2011
11:08 AM

Post #8776285

'May' although it starts with M.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

August 25, 2011
11:20 AM

Post #8776293

'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?

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
11:38 AM

Post #8776311

Irene,

According to the MyHostas Database, both English Sunrise and May are sports of June.
http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/English Sunrise
http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/May

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'.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
5:23 PM

Post #8776900

Daddy Boomer

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
5:35 PM

Post #8776916

Darwin's Standard

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
5:45 PM

Post #8776932

Dream Maker

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
5:57 PM

Post #8776962

Dream Weaver

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
6:11 PM

Post #8776990

El Nino

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
6:19 PM

Post #8777001

Emerald Ruff Cut

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 30, 2011
10:33 AM

Post #8785069

Earth Angel, new this year and already transplanted into a second spot. I hope I'm not tempted to move it again!

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 11, 2011
7:06 PM

Post #8804237

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.


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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 11, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8804312

Keep us posted on whether that listed size is accurate. Sometimes the sizes are really inaccurate.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 12, 2011
3:35 AM

Post #8804613

Eleven, yours is a lot bigger than mine. You made out real good. Mine was listed as 48 inches wide, but 36 seems more accurate from looking at websites that sell it.
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 12, 2011
7:30 AM

Post #8804895

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?
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 12, 2011
7:40 AM

Post #8804912

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?

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2011
8:45 AM

Post #8804991

Irene - the pic of mine was taken July 27 - I left that out above and will go back and edit. But I've had mine longer than yours. I think it gets better looking every year; so give yours some time.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2011
3:50 PM

Post #8805612

Irene,

I'm not sure if I got it 2 or 3 years ago. Not sure what you mean by orientation...do you mean where it's planted? If so, it gets a lot of morning light.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 12, 2011
5:02 PM

Post #8805717

'Emerald Ruff Cut' is beautiful! Got to go shopping for that one. :)
allnitro
Waterloo, IA
(Zone 4b)

September 17, 2011
9:46 AM

Post #8812216

'Designer Genes' is a viridescent plant and a good grower. It will be a medium size plant. Mine is in a spot that gets some midday sun and holds up good.

Jeff White

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2011
2:26 PM

Post #8812441

'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.

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2011
2:36 PM

Post #8812452

'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.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 17, 2011
4:27 PM

Post #8812575

How big is it Rose? Looks extremely healthy to me, I love it !
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2011
6:01 PM

Post #8812694

It's less than 12" across. But, it is pretty!
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
3:56 PM

Post #8813814

Virginiarose,

Here's a picture of 'Dark Star' that was taken today. Still looks pretty nice considering the summer we had. I got this one last year from Land of the Giants.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 18, 2011
4:16 PM

Post #8813851

It certainly looks very nice! I really like it :)

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2011
11:06 AM

Post #8817828

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.

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franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 21, 2011
1:27 PM

Post #8818024

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.

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