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Verdun - i have been known to be called Hosty in the past ...... my collection is at about 40 - ish i would reckon , yes most yellow's in dappled shade, just been looking and i do have growing tips on a few including White Feathers - hostas like it damp most of the time and they love their mulch i grow them purely for foliage to be honest, a lot of forkers are put off by the plants attraction to slugs ........................... BUT as they say if you persevere ? i will go to any length to protect them but i find the use of copper tape; pellets backed up with garlic spray sprayed in the evening makes it difficult for the slugs, there is always one tho !
Hosta Pewterware, yes nice small to medium hosta;
Here's a few i grow -:
Love Pat Blue Arrow Blue Dimples Blue Wedgwood Blue Angel Blue Mouse Ears Prairie Sky Kiwi Blue Baby Queen of the Seas Silver Bay Blueberry Tart Wheaton Blue Blue Angel (streaked) Blue Cadet Halcyon ............................... not forgetting Samual Blue ; Azure Snow (dont mention snow )
Hostas always look there worst at the end of season which can be as early as end of August, but its great when they all start peeking through the compost - which they have started doing
Hosta lovers ............ just been mooching through my gardening books and i found another good book i can recomend reading " Hostas - An Essential Guide " by Richard Ford, you may be able to get this at the library in case you did not want to purchase, i'am not sure
Fire Island ...... nice plant Verdun, good choice
Favourite Hosta is Francee, beautiful!
Hello Marge, i used to grow this particular variety in a border with alliums nice hosta
..not terribly keen on Hosta's, so the only one I grow is sieboldiana 'Elegans'. It has quite nice blue foliage and a large flower, I think it's quite a bold plant. Mine is still in a container as I find it more manageable that way...
this photo below was taken late October, in the greenhouse... so it has quite a long flowering season, if fed...