'Liberty' was new to me spring 2009, though it was a large plant to start with. However, I'm struck by the amount of growth in 3 years if you look at the pics on my SmugMug gallery - http://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas-in-my-Garden-K-L/12183270_DLprmf/6. This picture was taken July 15. This is fast becoming the most impressive plant in my garden which has very few really large hostas.
'Limey Lisa' is a fast-growing mini which forms a VERY tight mound. It was new to me September 2005 and has been divided a couple of times. This past spring I teased apart all of the roots when taking some divisions from it and I planted them back individually rather than in clumps. Next year, it should be a solid mass of hosta. This picture taken July 8.
'Lonesome Dove' was new spring 2008 and is a slow grower as one might expect with mostly white leaves. It DOES have a few more leaves this year than last and is nearly dwarfed by the large bloom. This picture taken July 15.
Rose 1656, I love that 'Little Bo Beep'. At 7 PM on Sept 7, I put my last hosta purchase in the ground - 'Little Devil'. We're getting to the end of the alphabet, so, hopefully I won't be tempted by an absolutely must have. Dear hubby goes out every day to inspect the new additions. I think he likes them. The only way I can get away with enlarging beds is by stating that it makes his mowing of the lawn easier.
It's hard to tell how much sun my 'Little Sunspot' actually gets. It's under spruce trees. The sedum which takes a lot of sun doesn't seem to mind the location. I bought a light meter at Lee Valley today. I'll try it out on LS for 12 hours and I'll report back. ViolaAnn's LS appears more symmetrical than mine, so she must have it planted in open light.
Virginiarose, the light meter that I placed in front of 'Little Sunspot' calculates the amount of light a hosta gets over a 12 hour period and reports whether the light is ''sun", "part sun", "part shade" or "shade". The reading that I got for LS was "part shade". LS gets some midday light from the south as well as some filtered light through the overhead spruce branches.
BTW, I added a Water Stik beside LS, as ViolaAnn thought that it might respond to more watering. At insertion the water stik read sufficient water, however two days later it showed "red". A blue light means too much water, a green light means sufficient water, a yellow light means water soon and a red light means water now.