...or type of hosta.
I realize everyone's favorite may change on a weekly basis. But, do you have an absolutely favorite hosta (this week?)? What is it? Do you have it in your garden, or is it on your wish list?
I love the big, tall gold/chartreuse ones. The brightest hosta in my garden is Daybreak. I love it! It's on a dark, shady hill and first thing in the morning I can see it from all my backyard windows clear on the other side of the yard.
What's your fave? (*~*)
Your Favorite Hosta...
...or type of hosta.
Hi BlondE,think today mine is "Pitty Pat" Since I'm thinking of going into miniatures lately but still love my dependable ole August Moon,lol' My fav so far is "Fire and Ice" guess it's fairly new' Don't expect to have it for awhile though,too $$$ for me. See ya,Sis'
Oh NO!!!! I can't answer this question!!!!!!! But I can eat just one potato chip!! (Ha-Ha) sue
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Gee BlondeE.....You always ask the hardest questions!!! I think today my favorite would be Abba Dabba Do. It is still in such good shape with hardly any damage to the leaves. Dark green with good yellow edging. On the other hand, Sun Power (from which Abba Dabba Do sported) is one of my worst looking ones. I think I have it in too much sun. I'm looking for a shadier spot for it......
I don't have that many, and most are new (less than 3yrs old)Great Expectation sure looks the best, had them in for 2 full seasons now. Out of the new ones, Summer Breeze sure is showing promise. Its a pretty one for sure. If it fills out, I know it will be beautiful.
I absolute LOVE "Fire and Ice" but I have found a new love this year-- "Guacamole". It is huge and the leaves still look good and it smels WONDERFUL!!!
Just one? You want me to pick just one? That's like asking which ONE of my children is the best. I can't do that. But, ok, if I HAD to, it would be Ventricosa, no, wait, Satin Beauty, oh...well, perhaps it's Krossa Regal. No, it's definately....uggghhhhh. Forget it. I love them all.
Blone Elf..did you get the post I sent about the Hosta named Blonde Elf..how do you like that one?
Yes, I agree that this is like picking a favorite child, but I always have to go look at Big Daddy and smile that it is so lovely.
Well, since I posted this eight years ago, my loves have changed. It's now a toss-up between June and Pauls Glory and Liberty and Guacamole and.....and....and! Needless to say,I've acquired a lot of hostas since my original post!
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Hi Starzz -- I'll have to find your post. I don't have any blonde elf hostas, but will have to get some! I love their color. I sorta picked my nickname on the spur of the moment when I registered, not because I had a lot of BE hostas. But, that will have to change next year!
I agree that my Guacamole and Abba Dabba Do look as good today as they did in May. Lots of mine have gone dormant very quickly -- we had a couple days of cold rain which may have contributed to this. And, Sis, August Moon is in my Top 10. (*~*)
Last year my favorite was Abba Dabba Do This year it's witout a question Lady Isabell Barnett
LADY WHO???? Gee BigDave I had to look that one up in the hosta library!!!!! It sure is a pretty one!!!!!! sue
I like 'em bumpy.
And if they're green/blue and gold variagated with bumps I'm in love.
Inniswood is a fave right now.
I don't know how I could possibly pick just one. I love the dwarfs, varigated, streaks, and big and bold. Guess I love them all! :) Two that really come to mind though are Sea Thunder and Big Daddy.
Pupper, I have really been looking for inniswood. Is it really as nice looking as in the pictures? I have not been able to find it at a local nursey only on e-bay or catalogs. sue
Inniswood is a must have IMHO. It is stunning in the garden.
It definately passes the 10 foot rule.
Northern Grown Perennials and Naylor Creek offer it for $12. I've always gotten great hostas from them.
I'll email you in regards to ebay
Sagae is one of my favorites,it has a soft green center with an ivory margin, looks elegant and Sum
& Substance, Patriot, Guacamole, Elegans Siboldiani and on & on & on &on..... Love enm all.
My my my you really opened an old thread! Those are absolutely beautiful! Gotta have one now!
I just got the hosta blonde elf a couple of weeks ago at a big nursery in Missouri. This poor baby was all crammed into a quart pot. I got it home and spread it out and still potted up one little leftover. This little guy sure makes an adorable mound. Mind you--this was $8 and look at it! Once I gave it some room, it has really opened up and showed itself.
Wow, what an old thread...
Well of course 7 years later my favorites have changed ;) But I still love BD and ST. I no longer grow BD but my ST is looking awsome this spring.
Leawood, GT is such a nice grower. It's great for edging.
borders; I am loving my Cathedral Windows too! :) I'll have to get out in the gardens and start take some pics.
nice little Blonde Elf you got there joyce; I don't believe the Blonde Elf that started this thread is a member any longer though.
Wow!! I never even looked at the date! How cool is that?
I don't have that one!! I just received stitch in time today. It's such a pretty thing. Can't wait until it gets full size.
Well I have only two hostas that have presently leafed out. Chinese Sunrise and Moonstruck. Of those two, I think Moonstruck is the favourite - at least until the leaves melt out. But I moved it yesterday. Maybe this year it will do better. As to what my favourite is of all my Hostas, they've been to bed so long, I really can't say.
Orange Marmalade ranks up there for me, too. Also Liberty as it is first leafing out and Whirlwind is really neat how it gets green lines in the white part
I put Orange Marmalade on my list to buy this fall when Plant Delights Nursery has their open house. I saw it there for the first time last year, and Rosethyme is right, it really is a standout and orange not gold.
Orange Marmalade as well as St Elmos fire are certainly nice hosta. I have both. Their strongest point however is the coloration that is of a short duration at the begining of the season. I tend to think any favorite to me would be something that stands out all season long. It would also have to have strong substance good mounding and large size. Based on that I would pick Sagae and Blue Angel. But like Jody I beleive there are to many to really pick a favorite. I have a perchant for large and giant hosta but I like the others as well.
Thanks Ann, I'll keep a sharp eye on it. I bought it and the Ice Age Trail at a nursery just down the road from me.
Postmandug, if you could get a close up of the leaves for us, and post them in a separate thread, then we might be able to give you an idea if there are any problems with it. Even the best nurseries these days have hostas that may have the virus, except for those that specialize in hosta, and test for it, so don't feel bad if it happens to have a problem. I don't think any of us have escaped it.
Welcome to the forum!