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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 7, 2011
12:24 PM

Post #8797796

I was going through a catalogue (Bourgoundiens???) and saw a picture of the Hosta 'Blue Shadows'. I think it is stunning. Do any of you have it? Is it as beautiful as it looks in the catalogue? Xuling

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Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 7, 2011
1:14 PM

Post #8797863

I think ViolaAnn has it. Take a look at the "B" hosta name thread http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1215606/

Actually, just look at all them =) There's quite a collection going on some letters!

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
6:50 PM

Post #8798278

Yes, I have it. Won't post the pic as the link is above. It's a slow grower. If you want to check it's growth over the last 4 years in my garden, it's on this page - http://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas-in-my-garden-A-B/7617361_qL3gHS/7
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 7, 2011
7:22 PM

Post #8798322

Very nice, thank you ViolaAnn. Xuling
2manyhosta
Batavia, IL

September 9, 2011
8:13 AM

Post #8800500

Here is the Blue Shadows from my garden. Sorry the shot is a little blurry. I will echo the opinion that it is quite slow growing, but I will also say, it is one that almost always gets commented on. In my experience, it is very similar to Tokudama Aureonebulosa.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
8:52 AM

Post #8800538

I've never been able to tell the difference between the two of them w/o looking at the marker until this year. But this year TA is already going brown and it didn't seem so vigorous; so I'm about to dig it up to see if there is root interference or something going on.

This is what the two of them looked like Aug. 3 - BS at the top.

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 9, 2011
12:43 PM

Post #8800875

2manyhosta, that is a great pic. it looks like the hosta is waving about under the crystal clear waters of a slowly flowing creek high up in the Sierras. Xuling

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
1:44 PM

Post #8800952

I dug my TA this afternoon and for some reason there seemed to be no root growth since I moved it 2 years ago. I've divided it into 5 divisions and planted all in my veggie garden to see if I can get it growing well again.
2manyhosta
Batavia, IL

September 10, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8802404

Xuling, you make a blurry photo sound so poetic! I appreciate that.
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 10, 2011
3:26 PM

Post #8802607

:) you are welcome. X

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