Let's see YOUR pictures of hostas beginning with "R"

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Today's hostas start with "R". (If you have some starting with "Q", please add them to the "P" thread). I've got quite a few "R" hostas, but not as many as "S" which I might split into two.

BTW, when you post your pics, please tell us something about how old the plant is and when, during the season, the picture was taken. it all helps when we choose new hostas for our gardens.

We start with 'Rainbow's End' which I got 2 years ago. Actually my 2nd RE - the first, which I mail-ordered, was pretty small and the squirrels kept digging it up. After the 3rd time, the plant didn't make it; so I replaced it locally. This is a real winner of a plant. Not large, but thick leaves which are virtually untouched by slugs in this bad slug year when all the plants around it are in ribbons. It's an amazing contrast. This picture July 15.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

An artistic photo of a RE bud taken Aug. 3

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Rainforest Sunrise' new to me spring 2008. This picture taken July 15. I've had mixed feelings about this one in the past as it seemed to collect all sorts of refuse from the trees above, but it has looked very good this season and survived the slugs well too.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Raspberries and Cream' - a sport of 'Raspberry Sorbet', was an impulse buy spring 2008. This picture taken July 18 and you can see the subtle margins.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Raspberry Sundae' was new this past summer. This new introduction promises to be a pretty plant, but it's not yet registered and its heritage seems to be a big secret. This picture from July 29.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Red Hot Flash' was new to me spring 2006. This one is fertile though so far I've not been really thrilled with any of the seedlings. This picture taken July 8.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Red October' was a gift from a friend spring 2007. It had a rough beginning when the soil in one of my older gardens proved to be too heavy; so I ended up putting it in a clay pot for a year to dry out. Amended the garden with lots of sand and compost and it's doing well now. this picture from July 15.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Regal Splendor' was new in spring 2006 and did well. In spring 2008, I moved it to be the centrepiece of a new garden and it proceeded to pout for a couple of years. But last year and this year it finally looked happy and bloomed with its regally tall flower scapes. I have planted 4 small hostas around this one - a division of 'Halcyon', 'Ripple Effect', 'Full Moon', and 'Blue Ivory'. That was done last autumn and I'm still evaluating how well it works.
this picture from July 15.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Remember Me' was new spring 2006. It was white when I got it and I was really surprised the next spring when it emerged bright yellow. This one marked time in my garden until 2010 when it finally grew to be more than one eye. Has more growth this year and is looking good. this picture from July 18. BTW, with the amount of rain (or something) we've had this year, it has retained a yellowish cast all summer.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Remember Me' bloomed for me this year for the first time. This picture Aug 27.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Remember Me' flower Aug. 27

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Restless Sea' is a sport of 'Salute' (something I didn't realize until a couple of days ago when I noticed the similarity between the two of them). The main difference is a saw-tooth edge on RS's leaves. this was new to me spring 2007 and has done well. However, I moved it in July to a location where it can be seen as the border hosta next to it was threatening to swamp it. This pic taken July 29.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

And 'Restless Sea' bloomed well this summer. Picture from Aug. 27.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

A 'Restless Sea' flower, also Aug. 27.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Revolution' was a single eye given to me by a friend in July 2007 after my first one died. It has done well. This picture from July 18.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Revolution' flower taken July 29.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Ripple Effect' was a bonus plant with an order of hostas last year - 2010. I've planted it under my 'Regal Splendor'. This picture taken July 29. As with all the Halcyon/June family, it has held up well in this bad slug year.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Roller Coaster Ride' was received from a Hallson's friend who lives near Vancouver where my daughter lives, only in mid-August. This picture taken August 27.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

'Rootin Tootin' was new spring 2008 and is doing well. I took one division for a friend last autumn, and it never skipped a beat. this picture from July 18.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

And finally, 'Royal Mouse Ears' new this past spring and this picture taken June 20.


BTW, if you have 'The Razor's Edge' it will be filed under "T" as "The" is a proper part of the name.

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Waterloo, IA(Zone 4b)

'Restless Sea' is a seedling from 'Salute'

Here is what the registration says:

'Restless Sea' H. Hansen (ONIR) 2006 Plant: 32 in. (81 cm) diameter, 17 in. (43 cm) high; upright; medium. Leaf: 8 in. (19 cm) long, 4 in. (10 cm) wide; 7 to 8 pairs of veins; blue-grey/green; serrated, undulating margin; dull on top; glaucous bloom underneath; cupped, folded, twisted tip; ovate; tapered, cupped base; petiole is slight amount of red dots.

Scape: 18 to 24 in. (46 cm) long; grey-green. Flower: 2 in. (5.58 cm) long; reverse interior, near white with lavender flair down petals; bell; Waseca, MN - Aug 15 to Oct 1; Seed: sets viable seed;green seed pod; Clump

History: original seedling; 6 yrs old; Waseca, MN; Notable Characteristics: combination of undulating leaf margin with serrated edge, cupped leaf base, and often a twist to leaf tip Seasonal Variation: green in summer [Hybrid of H. 'Salute']

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Sorry. my mistake. It is indeed a seedling. Still quite similar except for the saw-tooth leaves.

Waterloo, IA(Zone 4b)

Well Ann I had to look it up as that suprised me if indeed it was a sport.

Thanks for the letter threads I do enjoy them.

Jeff

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Why don't you post some of YOUR, Jeff?

I'm going to sit down with all these threads in one window and my "wish list" in another when I'm all done. That should make for a good off-season activity. :-)

Waterloo, IA(Zone 4b)

'Ringtail'

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Tulsa, OK

Thank you Viola for all your pictures and words of wisdom. I am looking for three Hostas for a friend Continental Divide, Dune Boy, Yosemite Vally, if you know of anyone to any of these I would like their name and email. Thank you, Sue Howard
My email is howard-ms@att.net

Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Risky Business

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Remember Me

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Robert Frost

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Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

Royal Mouse Ears

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Rose - is your 'Royal Mouse Ears' stabilizing?

Sue Howard - have you posted a separate thread that you are looking for those three hostas? I would suggest that you do as it could easily get lost buried in the middle of this thread.

Ann

Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

Rainbow's End, new this spring after being on my want list for a couple years. So far, it has been absolutely adorable and trouble free. Pic taken August 10.


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Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

Rainforest Sunrise, new last year as a bonus plant from Hallson's. It's growing in nearly full sun and looks remarkably brighter than Ann's posted above. This pic was taken today, September 5.

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Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

Ripple Effect, just purchased last week and not yet planted =) Will be placed in front of Sum and Substance, with plans for its kin High Society to be added next year. Pic taken September 1.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Nice looking 'Ripple Effect' for a new plant purchased at this time of year.

Oquawka, IL(Zone 5a)

It looks like I have at least one solid leaf on Royal Mouse Ears :-( I guess I'd better keep an eye on it next spring.

Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

Restless Sea, planted yesterday.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Was it in a pot or did you buy it that way? Good sized plant!

Royal Oak, MI(Zone 6a)

Ann, Restless Seas was still in its 4 inch pot I bought it in last month. I've been way behind this year in planting anything I bring home... Too bad I keep finding new hostas!

Here's a pic of Ripple Effect in the ground now too =) Yay!

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Ottawa, Canada

I absolutely love the upright hostas. Rectifolia 'Ogon Tachi' caught my eye because of this. It's repotely yellow early in summer. The flower scapes appear to be gigantic. I've planted it in a protected area because the scapes appear to be fragile.

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