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For Sunday we'll look at hostas that begin with H or I.
The first one - 'Halcyon'. Another which I've had for a long time. But mine wasn't growing fast at all. Divided it 2 years ago and now have 2 that are the size of what I had before. I think it liked being lifted, divided and replanted - I likely enriched the soil. This picture taken July 16. It's blooming right now at the end of August, but I don't have a pic.
'High Society' was new spring 2008 and this picture was taken July 19 though it looks just as good today and is flowering. (I took a pic yesterday and may post it later). This one and its relatives always look good throughout the season.
'Ice Age Trail' taken June 20. Was new to me spring 2006 but languished in a dark corner until 2009 when I moved it. Since then I've seen modest growth each year and it has bloomed both years - or rather, it's about to bloom this year.
'Island Charm' taken July 15. Mine was new spring 2005 and has definitely been a very slow grower for me and mine has much shorter leaf petioles than on others I've seen. Still, it's holding up quite well in the garden.
Rose - I love the 'Hands Up'. Might have to get myself one of those. How old is your plant?
And please check your pic of 'Hope'. Either you've posted the wrong pic or you 'Hope' was mislabelled, I think. While the colour looks similar to some of those at the Hosta Library, the size is wrong as 'Hope' is a real mini.
Inniswood was already fully mature when I took over the garden. It's probably the one hosta that made me take notice and identify the dozen or so varieties already here. While I'm all into yellows and ruffles right now, the corrugation on these leaves is simply amazing.
There are two 'Halcyon' in this bed. 'June' in front really took off this year. Two 'Gold Standards' are on the right and left. I took this picture in May. All the hostas in this bed are going to be divided next spring to give them more room.
irawon, beautiful Hosta garden and love that 'June', can't wait for mine to get big. Gold standard is very nice too, might get one of those.
'Inniswood' and 'Unforgettable' are going on my wish list, thanks for the pictures.
This is 'Hudson Bay' he is a new addition and hasn't quite gotten over the 'mail-order-shock' or is it?
Isn't Hudson Bay supposed the be the new and improved version of Eskimo Pie? I had Eskimo Pie , and after 3 years it suffered a slow, painful death. I hope that Hudson Bay will do better for me. It is a pretty one.