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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
8:14 AM

Post #8795792

"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.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
8:19 AM

Post #8795804

'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.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
8:21 AM

Post #8795807

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.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
8:23 AM

Post #8795810

Another seedling - this one from 'September Sun'. It dates from 2008 and stays yellow all summer. I haven't quite decided whether it will be a long-term keeper. This picture from June 29.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
8:25 AM

Post #8795811

'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.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8795813

'September Sun' bloom July 15.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
8:28 AM

Post #8795817

'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.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
8:29 AM

Post #8795820

'Silver Threads and Golden Needles' a month later - July 18. Notice how much darker the pattern is in the leaves.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
8:32 AM

Post #8795825

'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.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
8:32 AM

Post #8795826

'Sitting Pretty' flower July 24.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
8:34 AM

Post #8795830

'Snow Mouse', new 2010, has not yet seen much growth. I also find it nearly identical to 'Mouse Trap' which was also new in 2010. This picture from July 18 and it looks much the same today.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
8:36 AM

Post #8795831

'So Sweet' was new September 2005. This one grows well, but was divided in the spring and what I kept was replanted in several groups. This picture from June 28.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
8:39 AM

Post #8795837

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.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2011
11:36 AM

Post #8796155

Sagae

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.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2011
11:37 AM

Post #8796162

***Sea Thunder***

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.

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
3:31 PM

Post #8796488

Saint Elmo's Fire

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
3:38 PM

Post #8796497

Seventh Heaven

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
3:45 PM

Post #8796506

Silver Mine

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
3:53 PM

Post #8796514

Silver Mist

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
4:01 PM

Post #8796525

Smooth Sailing

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
4:08 PM

Post #8796531

Sparkle

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Rose1656
Oquawka, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8796559

Snow Cap

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allnitro
Waterloo, IA
(Zone 4b)

September 6, 2011
4:47 PM

Post #8796579

'Sea White Gold' it is taking over the walkway and is going to be moved soon. Pic from tonight.

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virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 7, 2011
1:54 AM

Post #8797094

'Sea White Gold' is very nice. How much sun does it get?
allnitro
Waterloo, IA
(Zone 4b)

September 7, 2011
2:57 AM

Post #8797122

This 'Sea White Gold' is sitting well under a 70 yr old Pin Oak and gets some very late afternoon sun.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 7, 2011
3:32 AM

Post #8797139

That sounds good, I have a place just like that under a Birch tree.

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 7, 2011
6:31 AM

Post #8797396

Sagae, planted in 2009 as a baby and moved three times this year. I hope it's in its forever home now!

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 7, 2011
6:32 AM

Post #8797397

Sleeping Beauty, planted this year. Pic from July 21.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
10:07 PM

Post #8798568

'Spinach Souffle'. new this summer. Pic taken July 11.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
11:12 PM

Post #8798600

recently planted 'Shade Parade' in the foreground with 'Dance with Me' in behind on July 11, 2011.

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 7, 2011
11:25 PM

Post #8798604

'Small Sum', a smaller version of 'Sum and Substance' was planted last year. This picture was taken on July 11. I'm hoping it will have the same kind of substance as S & S.

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2011
5:22 AM

Post #8798797

Small Sum looks and sounds interesting. I had to look it up in the Hosta Library http://www.hostalibrary.org/s/smallsum.html

For a 1996 intro, I'm surprised it's not in the Plantfiles. You should add it and submit the pic =)

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 8, 2011
6:34 AM

Post #8798896

Ann, I love your Salute, September Sun and Sitting Pretty, they are all so beautiful and are now on my list!

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Rose, I just love your Saint Elmo's Fire, Smooth Sailing and Snow Cap, they are just beautiful and I added them to my wish list.



This message was edited Sep 8, 2011 9:40 AM

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 8, 2011
7:11 AM

Post #8798929

virginiarose - sounds like you've been badly bitten by the disease too. LOL

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 8, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8799906

Yes I certainly have and I got it bad !
allnitro
Waterloo, IA
(Zone 4b)

September 17, 2011
10:08 AM

Post #8812238

'Skylight' is a most beautiful medium sized blue plant from my good friends Bev and Dave Stegman. Mine is in all shade and holds it's extra waxy unique deep blue color there.

Jeff

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irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 17, 2011
4:39 PM

Post #8812583

Allnitro - that is an amazing blue hue on 'Skylight'. I haven't seen it offered here. I would love to fit it into my garden. The shape reminds me of 'Niagara Falls', which is green in my garden.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2011
8:07 PM

Post #8812833

Irene - that is amazing and you're right. I checked several of the Ontario mail order hosta places and it's not listed anywhere.

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