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leslie
Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 24, 2001
4:50 AM

Post #18494

If you could only choose five from the following list, what would you choose?
Blue Shadows, Chinese Sunrise, Fair Maiden, Fan Dance, Geisha, Golden Friendship, Green Eyes, Jack of Diamonds, Janet, Just So, Kabitan, Knockout, Nigrescens, Pizzazz, Queen Josephine, Sea Monster, Split Milk.

Thanks,
Leslie
ruby42
Cape May Court House, NJ
(Zone 7a)

November 24, 2001
6:42 PM

Post #167505

Leslie , I just got Janet this year but I will tell you that she was the last one to freeze, and Queen Josephine was a close second. These 2 ladies can really stand freezing temps! (for a little while) So my list would be:
1. Janet
2. Queen Josephine
3. Spilt Milk
4. Kabitan (always reliable)
5. Knockout

sue
jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


November 25, 2001
10:43 AM

Post #167786

Not to make it difficult for you but I think I would go with:
Blue Shadows
Geisha
Jack o Diamonds
Sea Monster
Spilt Milk
leslie
Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 25, 2001
8:07 PM

Post #168044

Sue & Jody,
Thank you for your replies. With your picks and the picks of others in two other forums, I will be able to decide which ones I will be ordering. Thanks again for your help.

Leslie
Hostanquilts
Tremont, IL
(Zone 5b)

November 26, 2001
12:34 AM

Post #168181

Leslie,
For a small one, I really like Fair Maiden. I bought one this spring, & divided it several times & it multiplied real well. I'm real pleast with her.
Queen Josephine is a real beauty too.
Spilt Milk for a streaked one is my choice. Just got her this year too.
Blue Shadows was a little slow coming up this year, but it almost grew quite well for being a Tokudama.
Pizzazz & Green Eyes were decent ones also.
Jan

Starzz

Starzz
Newcastle, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2008
10:58 AM

Post #5256185

I have Janet..and really like it..so unusual..a real bright spot.
I am going to buy Queen Josephine today hopefully.
I saw a young one on Sat. and passed on it, as I had chosen several other plants. But on seeing photos of it later in Zilis and on the net...I fell in love.
Sure hope it is still there when I go back.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2008
4:50 PM

Post #5257638

Two on your list that I want would be Spilt Milk and Geisha. I just got Nigrescens because I like the color and the upright behavior.
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 14, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #5259493

Mrs_Ed and I go to the same therapist I guess. My two choices are also Geisha and
Spilt Milk. Geisha is a fabulous Hosta. xuling

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2008
11:34 PM

Post #5259543

hee! I just saw Geisha this summer on a garden tour and loved it. Spilt Milk you just have to have "because."

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2008
6:05 PM

Post #5263614

I would go with:
Blue Shadows
Ani Machi (the proper name for Geisha)
Chinese Sunrise
Janet
Spilt Milk
jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


July 16, 2008
10:40 AM

Post #5267197

Well, 7 years later I would still pick the same ones :)

Though I would HAVE to add Queen Josephine and nigrescens to the list.

I won't ever replace Fair Maiden, the others would all make nice additions to any hosta garden, just not my first choices.

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