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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:37 AM

Post #8792782

Lots of hostas beginning with "P". Let's start with 'Pandora's Box' taken July 29. I've had mine since 2004 and it's struggling, but still hanging in there.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:37 AM

Post #8792784

'Paradise Island' new this year and picture taken June 20.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:39 AM

Post #8792786

'Patriot' taken July 29. I've have this one since Spring 2006 and it's generally done well, though I think the rain in May led to a bit of drawstringing this year.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:39 AM

Post #8792787

Here's a 'Patriot' flower taken July 24.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:41 AM

Post #8792790

'Paul's Glory' taken July 18. Mine never gets as light in the centre of the leaves as some of yours do. I've had this one since summer 2004.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:41 AM

Post #8792791

'Peace' taken July 29. this one was new in 2010.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:42 AM

Post #8792792

Here's a bloom on 'Peace' from August 9.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:43 AM

Post #8792794

'Peanut' taken July 8. This tiny plant was new spring 2008.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:44 AM

Post #8792795

'Peppermint Ice' July 29. This one was new spring 2006 and it's one of my favourites.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:44 AM

Post #8792797

'Peppermint Ice' flower July 24.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:47 AM

Post #8792802

A streaked sport of 'Pewterware', a gift from Sandy (Sanannie) in spring 2009. I will divide this one for security next year or even this autumn. This picture from Aug. 3

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:48 AM

Post #8792803

'Popo' - new to me mid-July and this picture was taken July 29.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:50 AM

Post #8792807

'Praying Hands' New spring 2007, but the first 3 years it was in a less than ideal location. Moved in 2010 and it's doing very well. This picture taken July 29. It bloomed a bit later but the bloom was hidden down in the leaves.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8792808

'Proud Sentry' taken July 18. This one was new in 2010 and was slow to emerge this year.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:53 AM

Post #8792809

'Punky' was new spring 2005 and is a relatively slow grower. This picture taken June 29. It's a sport of 'Blue Wedgwood' and I grow them side by side. It bloomed this year - first time I've ever noticed a bloom but I had to look down amidst the foliage to see it; so I may have missed blooms in previous years.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:54 AM

Post #8792810

Here's that bloom on 'Punky' taken August 9. Definitely not a hosta to grow for the flowers.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:54 AM

Post #8792813

Does anyone have hostas beginning with Q? If so, post them here. I'm going to skip Q.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
6:07 PM

Post #8793383

Paradigm

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
6:16 PM

Post #8793394

Pink Panther

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
6:19 PM

Post #8793401

Pistache

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
6:22 PM

Post #8793404

Prairie Sunset

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
6:23 PM

Post #8793410

Pure Heart

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 4, 2011
6:52 PM

Post #8793451

Paul's Glory

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virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 4, 2011
6:54 PM

Post #8793454

Plantaginea

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
7:35 PM

Post #8793503

'Pink Panther' is one I didn't know about. And the 'Prairie Sunset' is really pretty too. Bet it will get too large for my garden though.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 5, 2011
3:58 AM

Post #8793821

I can not find 'Prairie Sunset' do you have any information on it?

'Pure Heart' is beautiful! I guess I could find room for one. :)

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2011
4:34 AM

Post #8793849

http://www.qandznursery.com/detail.asp?PlantID=1112 Prairie Sunset definitely too large for my garden, but pretty.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2011
4:40 AM

Post #8793859

I was on a streaked hosta kick this year, and found Pink Panther. I think it's supposed to be unstable, so I'll have to keep an eye on it. Pure Heart is a mini. Should be able to find room for it in your gardens!

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 5, 2011
8:16 AM

Post #8794199

Thank's for the link Ann, I did find it on Contrary Mary's and the size is 18x33 but on Q&Z the size is 18x40. This has been a problem for me in the past. Also Plantfiles will give you the spacing but won't come out and say how wide it is. Anyway another example is Queen of the Seas, on New Hampshire Hostas it is listed as 24x48 and on Contrary Mary's it is listed as 24x40. Country Boy's has Samual Blue listed as 19x25 New Hampshire is 19x50 and Frank say's his is 84 inches wide or more! Who do you believe?? I get conflicting information all the time about size and sun tolerance.
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 5, 2011
8:38 AM

Post #8794243

Great looking hostas everyone. Don't have 'Pureheart' yet, but it's on my wishlist for sure now. Rose, what's the substance like on 'Prairie Sunset'? I might be able to squeeze that one in. I'm still behind in planting new acquisitions but will play catch-up on posting pictures later.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8794273

I think you don't believe anyone's sizes. They are all over the place. And often in the past, at least, plants were registered before the full size was known; so you can't count on that either. The other variable is growth rate. Some plants might, 20 years down the pike, get to be huge but have such a slow growth rate that it really doesn't matter for our gardens while others take off really fast and start to get too large for the space we've allowed way too soon.

It's not difficult in the spring to take a spade down the side of a clump that's getting too large or lift it and divide it up properly. And most of us have spent a lot of time moving hostas around as they grow.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 5, 2011
9:25 AM

Post #8794337

Well, actually that is good to know or re-know because I wasn't that worried about it at first, I just bought what I wanted and I wasn't even worried about sun tolerance. I am always rearranging stuff anyway so thanks for the advice I was just getting too serious.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2011
9:39 AM

Post #8794355

Bridgewood Gardens has a page on "planning the hosta garden" http://www.bridgewoodgardens.com/BOOK_PLAN.htm They say,
Quoting:Planning Your hosta garden
...is, in my opinion, a total waste of time. Maybe garden plans are great if you're planting a perennial garden. And I'd certainly hate to try to plant one of those fancy herb gardens without drawing it all out on paper. The kind with all the little trimmed hedges that criss-cross each other back and forth... Nobody really does that anyway.

Hosta gardens are different. A real hosta garden can't be planned. A real hosta gardener always finds new plants every spring. And they're not in the plan. There's always something new you can't do without, or something you've been wanting for years that you finally found at a reasonable price. Oops, five new plants and no room in the plan. The plants just keep getting bigger and bigger and you have to move them to make room, and then someone comes along and talks you into dividing one cause they're too cheap to buy their own, and now you have a small plant in a big space. Planning supposes that at some time, everything will reach a cosmic equilibrium. Hosta gardens just don't do that. If you try to plan something like this, you will go insane. I've seen it happen!

The best way to design a hosta garden is to buy every hosta that you like, find some empty space in your garden, and start digging. The only comments I had for this garden was that there was still a lot of room for miniatures in the front, and of course I wondered what all that grass was for.

When you think you've run out of room, take a look at some of those old plants you picked up when you first started. Maybe it's time to dig up some of those old timers and give them away so you can replace them with some expensive new introductions. And of course, if you have any other perennials or shrubs in your garden, you can always get rid of that stuff.

And after you plant them, stand back and look at them for a while and if they don't look just right, move them. That's what real hosta gardeners do.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 5, 2011
10:45 AM

Post #8794448

That is so true! Thanks.
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2011
4:36 PM

Post #8794989

Panache

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 5, 2011
7:38 PM

Post #8795285

Paradigm, planted in 2009 from a gallon container. Plant is in nearly full sun and only lost a couple leaves to the heat and lack of rain this summer. Pic from August 10.

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Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 5, 2011
7:39 PM

Post #8795291

Paradise Island, new this year. Was a very bright addition in the spring but now shows its summer colors. Pic taken August 10.

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Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 5, 2011
7:42 PM

Post #8795296

Patriot, planted in 2009 as a single eye bare root plant. I love how this one stays upright, even though it looks similar to Francee, which was already in the garden. Pic taken August 10.

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Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 5, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8795308

Paul's Glory, planted in 2009 in a spot with lots of sun that bleached the leaves to parchment this summer. Moving it to the far end of the main portion of this bed, so it will only get dappled light next year. I like the hosta but would prefer more prominent margins with less washed out center leaves. Pic taken August 10.

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Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 5, 2011
7:49 PM

Post #8795315

Queen of the Seas, acquired in 2009 (I think I went a little crazy that year, lol). Growing very well in a sunny bed but slightly shaded by a small tree. Pic taken August 10 after the plant has green up for the summer.

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Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 5, 2011
7:51 PM

Post #8795319

Queen Josephine, acquired and planted last year whereupon the bunnies promptly ate all but two tiny eyes. I transplanted those eyes to a new bed this year in the hopes of encouraging more growth. Pic taken August 12.

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hostages
Wyoming, MN

September 6, 2011
10:05 PM

Post #8796996

Ann that Bridgewood statement is right on. I took a large reversion off of Titanic this year, ie Sum and Substance, It left a large hole in the bed,but on the other hand the reversion found a place too. I certainly wasn't going to destroy a large Sum and Substance, which by the way still has one large Titanic leaf attached. It will be interesting to see what it does next year.

Gary

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 7, 2011
6:34 AM

Post #8797404

I know this looks awful, but here's a PSA on what happens to Pineapple Upsidedown Cake when it's planted in too much sun. I relocated it yesterday and have hopes it will look beautiful again next spring.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
9:54 PM

Post #8798554

'Pandora's Box' with 'Hope' in the background. PB was planted in 2008 and H the following year. Picture taken July 11.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
10:01 PM

Post #8798564

'Paul's Glory' planted this summer. Photographed on Sept. 7.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
11:56 PM

Post #8798617

'Paradise Glory', a sport of 'Paul's Glory, planted on September 6. It was an impuse buy.


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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 8, 2011
12:24 AM

Post #8798631

This is my second 'Paradise Joyce' purchased this year for $10.00 CDN. It is now larger than the one i bought in 2009, mainly because of root competition, this hosta has under this particular evergreen with pendulous branches.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 8, 2011
12:27 AM

Post #8798632

Here's that picture of 'Paradise Glory'

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 8, 2011
12:34 AM

Post #8798634

'Parhelion', planted recently. Noreaster has a magnificent specimen.

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 11, 2011
7:32 PM

Post #8804278

Prairie Moon just came home with me Friday night. Still deciding on where it will go.

I had actually bought a replacement August Moon for mine that ended up being something else, but exchanged it for this. So far, I already love it more! Listed as 16 high by 31 tall and brighter in spring (as many are). Seems plenty bright to me right now. Red flecks on petioles, which I hadn't even noticed, and sets viable seed.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 11, 2011
7:45 PM

Post #8804308

Nice!
Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2011
3:54 PM

Post #8805620

Eleven,

Very pretty! Now I've added one more to my list!

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 12, 2011
4:54 PM

Post #8805707

Me too!! Love it :)

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 13, 2011
7:50 AM

Post #8806579

Pilgrim, planted in 2009. I love the soft colors on this small hosta. Although I never seem to name it as one of my top hostas, I don't ever regret adding it the garden. Pic from July 20.

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2011
3:00 PM

Post #8812479

'Potomac Pride' is a large, dark green that looks really nice between 'Sum & Substance' and 'Love Pat'. This is one that I've had for several years, and never hear much about from others. Does anyone else have this one? It's always one of the first to go down in the fall, but it gets a beautiful golden color!

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hostages
Wyoming, MN

September 19, 2011
8:49 PM

Post #8815749

I have two Potomac Pride as well as two Black Hills. Both are very nice dark greens. Black Hills has a pebbled surface. They make a nice contrast to lighter green and variegated hostas.

Gary

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2011
11:26 AM

Post #8817859

One of my plantaginea finally bloomed this year =) Too bad I'm in the middle of transplanting them from their scattered locations to the same new bed. I acquired several from a co-worker two years ago and a couple from a trade the previous year. I think they loved the heat we had and hope they don't pout too much next year.

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 21, 2011
2:30 PM

Post #8818136

My 'Black Hills' struggled for several years, but seems to be doing much better this year since I moved it to a different bed. It's such a pretty dark green one. Can't wait for it to mature.

Rose
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 21, 2011
4:08 PM

Post #8818274

Lovely 'Prairie Moon', Eleven. As you bought it yellow at this time of year, I assume that it is yellow all season. Love that. Also 16" high and 31" wide. Right? It's going on my list. If 'Plantaginea' gets huge, you've helped me identify one of my hostas that I acquired 30 years ago.

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