Now's your chance to show off the large S & Ss I know some of you have. I don't because I specialize in mini - medium sized hostas in my city lot. Let's see pics of your hostas beginning with Sq-Sz.
Let's start with 'Stained Glass'
Description: Bright gold-centred foliage all season. Dark green margin. Prominent veins in the leaves give them the appearance of stained glass windows.
Size: Medium (32"w x 15"h)
Origin: Tissue cultured sport of 'Guacamole'
Flowers: Large, fragrant, tubular, near-white in August.
Mine was added to garden: Spring 2004. In 2006 it was Hosta of the Year.
Mine languished in a dark corner until 2007 when I moved it to a spot with better light where it has done much better. Still what I would call an "unruly" mound. This picture taken July 18.
Let's see YOUR pictures of hostas beginning with "Sq-Sz"
Next is 'Stealth'. New to me in 2009, it was sent by mistake as 'Lakeside Mom', but they suspected an error and told me to watch it. This one is a sport of 'Minuteman' and is supposed to be streaky, but mine seems to be stabilizing into what??? Reverse colours from Mm. also supposed to be medium in size, but is obviously a slow grower. This picture from July 18.
'Summer Snow' was new 2010. According to Zillis in his Hostapedia
...I fully expected it to become widely grown and very popular. It has not...I cannot ever recall seeing a well-formed, "pretty" clump of 'Summer Snow'. Most of the time, the mound has been one-sided or irregular." p. 913
Anyway, too early to say for mine, but so far I like it. It's been around for awhile - was registered in 1980. I guess it's quite possible to mix up seeds and make an error in the heritage of a plant. But even Zillis doubts the listed parentage of the plant (H. sieboldiana x H. 'Tokudama'), noting that the vein count isn't right.
This picture from July 8.
'Surprised By Joy' is, I believe, an AHS mini, but I've never really thought of it as a mini. However, it did take awhile to get established in my garden. I've had it since Spring 2005 and have occasionally used a copper mesh collar around it. Didn't the last two years and it has been totally devastated by slugs and earwigs. This picture from June 28.
Sunlight Child looks adorable! I've had in my Hallson's cart for a couple weeks but keep telling myself "no more hostas this year!" Well, except for Jaz. I'm going back for that one in a couple days.
Looks like Sun and Substance does pretty good in full sun, I think I might get one after all !! :)
Just remember that 3 zones can make a big difference in your full sun versus mine!
Good point, but around here any sun tolerance is better than none. I heard mixed reviews about Sun and Substance. About 95% of my Hostas are sun tolerant even thought they get at least 50% shade, they just do better for me. I actually had a full shade spot picked out between the two birch trees, but I could not get a shovel in the ground, too many roots! So I didn't buy one. :(
'Sunlight Child is pretty - a mini - I suspect? Must add that to MY list. In fact, I think when this series of threads is done, I'll sit down and go through them again with a pad and pencil. I may not have any space left, but that doesn't mean I don't have a list.
Yes, ViolaAnn SC is a mini. I just looked at my hosta list but i didn't record the mature size for that one. I got it at Budd's, so it must be listed on their website.
'St.Paul' is lovely.
Have you tried moving SiT? Strange that it hasn't done well.
I've moved it once and tried it in a pot. It didn't seem to help it at all. Maybe I'll try another one some day.
OK I responded to the "something different" story and it's not there - did it end up in a different thread? Sometimes I have more than one open at once. Or did it vanish into cyberspace?
Rose, that's a funny story. I have a St. Paul but I don't think mine is that blue. What kind of light is yours in?
I've responded to things that didn't show up either Ann. I just figured I forgot to hit send.:(
My St. Paul gets a little morning sun, but is in shade the rest of the day.
Eleven, 'Jaz' is on my want list but not for this year. I think it's supposed to get big. make sure you show us your purchase.
Rose, the owner of RWR told me that the originator of 'Stitch in Time' intends to pull it from the market. Your plant looks very healthy to me and doesn't seem to have reverted as many others have. I think you probably just have to be a bit more patient. I think it looks lovely.