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Pictures of hostas that begin with "R". Please add yours and tell us something about them.
#1. 'Rainbow's End' - new July 2009. A WONDERFUL small hosta. About as slug resistant as they get.
#2. 'Rainforest Sunrise' - new spring 2008. Very cupped and in my garden, the cupped leaves catch all sorts of stuff from the trees; so it usually looks messy. But very pretty when it's not full of junk.
#3. 'Raspberries and Cream' - new spring 2008. A sport of 'Raspberry Sorbet', this one has a narrow margins and subtle streaking in the leaves.
#4. 'Raspberry Sundae' - new July 2011. This is a WOW! hosta. Or will be if it grows well. Still too early to tell for sure. But the red from the petioles extends right up into the leaves.
#5. 'Red Hot Flash' - new spring 2006. Supposed to have really red petioles. Mine are not dramatically red and I'm getting tired of the messy looking mound. Pretty when it emerges with yellow centres to the leaves, but they fade rapidly.
#1. 'Roller Coaster Ride' - new August 2011. Stable sport of the streaked 'Ray of Hope'. This one will stay small.
#2. 'Rootin Tootin' - new spring 2008. Is not a mature hosta and is looking pretty good except for the chewed leaves. Have been totally unsuccessful in catching the culprit(s), but many of my hostas have had major chewing on the leaves this year.
#3. 'Royal Mouse Ears' - new spring 2011. Doing well and will bloom this year.
#1. 'Radiant Star' - new this spring 2012. Impulse choice after 'Raspberry Sundae' was unavailable. Pic 7/4/2012
#2. 'Rainbow's End' - added spring 2011. Great little hosta. Beautiful strong yellow and green color, plus good substance. Not a fast grower for me so far, but just got it last year. Pic 7/4/2012
#3. 'Rainforest Sunrise' - added spring 2010. Very nice hosta than I have in lots of sun. Thick substance with bright color and lots of corrugation. The first flush of leaves was frost damaged; those are the ones below that show a few brown spots. Pic 7/4/2012
#4. 'Regal Splendor' - came with the house, so pre-dates 2008. One of those oldies that look great. Nice soft blue-grey-green color. Good upright form. Pic 7/4/2012
#5. 'Restless Sea' - added late summer 2011. Impulse buy on sale at the nursery. Strong plant with leaves in artful waves. Good substance. Nice blue sheen. Pic 7/4/2012
#1. 'Ripple Effect' - added late summer 2011. Impulse buy on sale at the nursery. As others have mentioned, I'm not a big fan of the lop-sided growth. But I really like the color; it's kind of a smooth, minty green that reminds me of a sherbert. Pic 7/4/2012
#2. 'Ripple Effect' - Wet from the hose. Pic 6/19/2012
Does anyone have hosta 'rare breed' that share pics and any experience with the plant. I just saw it in horticulture magazine and it looks awesome. It is not found on hosta library but there are a few nurseries with it listed - but currently out of stock. I am interested to know if it really becomes tri-colored and the yellow turns white as the summer goes on. Also found it listed as a large variety, but would like more specifics like how big leaves are and height and spread. Thanks!!!!
I don't have a lot of trouble with slugs, so I can't really answer that question. My big problems this year are moles and rabbits. My 'Stephen King' that I just got this year was munched on all the way to the ground. I potted it up and will see if it comes back next year. Stupid bunnies!