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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8788355

Hi folks. Today we will focus on all the other hostas beginning with "L" EXCEPT the Lakeside ones.

'Last Dance' - new to me spring 2007 and has proven fertile as I have a lovely variegated seedling from it. this picture taken July 18.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
7:44 AM

Post #8788361

'Lemon Frost' - new to me spring 2007. This one is a fast-growing, enthusiastic mini. I've been dividing it for a border and it was the first to bloom in my yard this year. This picture taken June 28.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
7:46 AM

Post #8788363

'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.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
7:49 AM

Post #8788367

'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.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
7:50 AM

Post #8788371

'Little Red Rooster' was new to me spring 2007. This mini has lovely red legs and I think it has a slightly rhizomatous habit. It was divided this past spring. This picture taken June 28.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
7:51 AM

Post #8788376

'Little Sunspot' was new spring 2007. It has quickly become a real bright spot in the garden. This picture taken June 28.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
7:52 AM

Post #8788379

'Little Treasure' was new to me only in July. This picture taken July 29.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8788386

'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.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
7:54 AM

Post #8788387

'Loyalist' I've had since spring 2006 and I really like this one. This picture taken July 29.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
7:55 AM

Post #8788391

This picture of the buds on 'Loyalist' taken July 18.

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
5:06 PM

Post #8789232

Lettuce Salad

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
5:21 PM

Post #8789265

Little Bo Peep

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 1, 2011
5:26 PM

Post #8789278

Liberty, new this spring

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
5:30 PM

Post #8789287

London Fog

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
5:38 PM

Post #8789295

Love Pat

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
8:44 PM

Post #8789581

I like the 'London Fog'!

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 2, 2011
2:14 AM

Post #8789734

Loyalist is one of my favourite. My Lonesome Dove is doing better sence I moved it but no recent picture yet.
I have added Little Sunspot and Love Pat to my wish list, they are just beautiful! :)

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virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 2, 2011
2:47 AM

Post #8789742

'Lonesome Dove' (my bad) :>/

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 3, 2011
9:55 AM

Post #8791517

'Luna Moth', new to my garden this summer. The picture was taken today. I'm really impressed by her staying power. Great substance.

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 7, 2011
5:32 AM

Post #8797318

London Fog, planted yesterday after being in a pot all summer.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 7, 2011
2:20 PM

Post #8797950

I really love that 'Little Sunspot' :)
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
11:48 PM

Post #8798615

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.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 8, 2011
1:02 AM

Post #8798639

I lost my first 'Little Sunspot'. I bought this one in 2009. this picture was taken on Sept. 7.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 8, 2011
1:51 AM

Post #8798654

That is a beautiful little Hosta, how much sun does it get?
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 8, 2011
7:40 PM

Post #8799975

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.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:32 AM

Post #8800217

Mine gets morning sun as it's really close to the neighbour's driveway on the east. I wonder if yours would like more water than it gets under the trees.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 9, 2011
5:01 AM

Post #8800261

It sure is a beautiful Hosta :)
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
4:57 PM

Post #8801214

Ann,

London Fog is a small hosta, so I bet you can find some room for it!

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
7:55 PM

Post #8801522

Sport of 'Allegan Fog' isn't it? Should likely be about the same size. :-)
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 10, 2011
8:06 AM

Post #8802098

Mine measures about 14" wide, but I have lots of underachievers!

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 10, 2011
3:06 PM

Post #8802574

Well, London Fog is a tad shorter than Allegan Fog, and I read somewhere that it's also a slower grower. I planted mine near each other, so I could compare.

irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 11, 2011
4:52 PM

Post #8804064

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.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 11, 2011
5:17 PM

Post #8804097

Well the water stick sounds like a good idea, takes the guess work out of watering. Thanks for the information!

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