"S" hostas - I have a lot of those and bet you do too. So, today we will look at those beginning with Sa-Sp. Tomorrow we'll do the rest of the "S"s.
The first one is 'Salute' in a picture from June 28. This lovely blue hosta was new to me in spring 2008. It has narrow, pointed blue leaves which are held erect to form a vase shaped upright clump. Wavy edges and twisty tips. It's also fertile and I have a lovely seedling from it. 'Restless Sea', shown yesterday is also a seedling.
'Sara' is the name of my younger daughter. This hosta, which I've had since spring 2006, is registered as a medium hosta, but it gets larger - large enough that I need to divide it every few years to keep it in check. It's lutescent - gets lighter and more yellow as the season progresses. This picture from July 18 and the plant had several divisions taken from it spring 2011.
This is my seedling from 'Salute'. It's leaves are a bit more lance-like, but it has the same upright form and is blue like it's parent. Also has lovely flowers on tall scapes. I think it dates from 2009. I'm keeping this one and might name it after my newest granddaughter- born yesterday. This picture from June 28 before I moved it into the garden.
'September Sun' has been in my garden since September 2005 when I did my first trade with Sandy (Sanannie, who at the moment is not on DG). It's a good grower, but I've found it difficult to divide and haven't done so much. Blooms profusely and sets lots of fertile seed. This picture from July 18.
'Silver Threads and Golden Needles' was a bonus plant in 2010 with an order. I already had one division, but it was one of the 3 plants I turfed in 2010 after it showed signs of nematode infestation; so I was happy to have the new one in a pot where it still is. This picture from June 20 shows the lighter green of the pattern in the leaves.
'Sitting Pretty' is a lovely small hosta that was new to my garden spring 2007. And true to its name it sat looking pretty, but not growing until 2011 when it finally developed a second eye. I'm hoping the growth will continue now that it has finally started. This picture from July 8.
Finally, the last one for today, 'Spilt Milk'. This has been a good grower for me. New spring 2006, I took a few divisions from it this past spring and it never skipped a beat. Mine doesn't have as much milk spilt on it as some I've seen, but it's there. This picture from June 28.
Lets see YOUR pictures of hostas starting with Sa-Sp. Please wait until tomorrow for the latter part of the alphabet. Also, please tell us a little bit about your plant, how old it is and when the picture was taken.
Very nice and mature division I got from New Hampshire Hostas this past July, I planted it in a pot then sunk it into the ground. It seems to like it here under the Birch trees it just gets a couple of hours sun in the evening.
I love variegated Hostas, this is a one year liner I purchased from Country Boy's this past May. I liked it so much I actually ordered three and it has not let me down, gets dappled sun all day here in the nursery bed.