Hostas

Hostas - One of many Hostas I have.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
May 4, 2009 12:36pm CST
This shows one of my manmy Hostas I have. This one is in a flower bed along my deck in the front yard. I have some in a bed in front of the house and a couple also around my Red Maple Tree in fropnt. They are all the same variety. The leaves are dark green with white edges on the leaves. They grow long stems with purple flowers on them in the summer. Does anyone know the variety name of this type of Hosta. They spread very quickly and grow very fast. A great cover plant for aropund trees etc. Do you own many Hostas at all? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
4 May 09
I can't grow Hostas because my shade garden is full. Most of my gardens are full hot sun all day long so I have no Hostas. As for your Hosta that is dark green with white edges on the leaves that produces purple flowers on a long stem, I think you have species called Ginko Craig. Here is a picture of Ginko Craig: http://bonsaibc.ca/peninsula/Hosta_Ginko_Craig.JPG Any resemblance? Low growing but vigorous growth outwards. Purple flowers. Are the flowers Purple or Lavender on your Hosta? The following web site listing different varieties of Hostas maybe Helpful. Check the http://www.hostaplantsusa.com/hosta_plants_list.html right hand side as I am looking at the Hosta Francee http://www.hostaplantsusa.com/products/morepics/francee.htm I am happy to read that it is quite sun loving as I was under the impression that they didn't like full sun all day long. I am amazed at the amount of different varieties. Hope that I may of been of some help. Cheers and happy gardening.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 May 09
H. Ventricosa is the variety that closest resembles mine. I found that on the Hostaplantusa site you linked for me. Thanks bunches. Looks just like mine. And yes it sits in sun for about 8 houirs each day and thrives very well. Thanks for the links. Very, very helpful. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
8 May 09
Great! You are most welcome and I am glad that the links proved helpful. I am amazed at how long your Hosta can stay in the sun. I think I am going to look more into the sun loving species as I really need to fill some high sun spots. I will look into the one you have too. If you have a University in your area that has a horticulture depatment, they prove to be most helpful when we have pressing questions. A wealth of information there. Best of luck to you in your gardens thins year and Enjoy. I know I do and will. Cheers.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
8 May 09
PS: Wow. That Hosta that you have appears to grow quite large. Beautiful green too. How long do the flowers stay Grampa Bob?
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
4 May 09
I don't know if I have ever seen a Hosta when they had the flowers on them. I have heard of them before, but when you said Hosta I was not sure what you were talking about. What you have planted now, did not really give me a good idea since it is still small.
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4 May 09
Hi GRANDPA BOB, I don't have any Hostas plants in my garden but I have clematis roseses jasmines all sorts of shrubs, your garden is going look mighty pretty in the summer. Tamara
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
4 May 09
Thank you. It will be beautiful as always even though things are moved all over the place this year. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
• United States
4 May 09
I couldnt tell you the name of them, but I have 3 hostas out front and 1 out in back... and the rest of my yard in the back is filled with day lilies and oriental grass. I just transplanted the oriental grass so I hope they take where they are and grow well for me this year...last year they didnt seem to grow very much but I think that was because of the transplant.... now they are starting to sprout and look good so I hope they get just as big where they are now....they were on the side of my house between my house and my neighbors fence, and it was impossible to get in there and weed and it looked so bad ....but the oriental grass got very big and beautiful there.... I hope they do just as well where I put them and spread out so they hide my back fence.....LOL
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
4 May 09
I have tons of day lilies. I even replanted a lot and left some out as there were just too many. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
• United States
4 May 09
Im not sure which variety it is that you have - there are so many of them! Have you tried looking at a specialty website that sells hostas? You may be able to identify yours from there! We had some hostas lining the sidewalk to our front door. I say had because I just dug them out this past week! I know many, many people who are fans of the plants. I just cant stand them! The flowers are pretty - but they attract so many bees. The plants do spread very quickly! It makes it hard to do anything else with the flower beds.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
4 May 09
I figured I'd get an answer here so passed up the seaqrch engine aspect. Hahaha! This is one reason I planted them as well as many other certain flowers, the bees. I need bees and butterflies to pollinate my apple tyrees and other flowers and fruits etc in my yard. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
5 May 09
I don't recall seeing these before. I wondered what they were from your last post of planting them :) You will have to take a picture of them blooming for me! Ok? Please? haha Purple is my favorite color too!
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@GardenGerty (106706)
• United States
5 May 09
I had a couple of hostas once, but somehow managed to kill them. I do not know how, but I did. I will do a little research about your plant after I look at it, Okay?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
4 May 09
I have a couple of hostas also. They have not come up this year yet, as I know of. We have had alot of rain and I have not looked lately. My mom gave them to me so I am not sure of the names.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 May 09
I don't know the name of that type but I love them. I used to have them all around my house. I've since moved but I would like to plant them here also.
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
4 May 09
I have some in the back of my house. I don't have much out front of my house as I never go out there. I should make it look nice but I like the back better. This year the garden got the back. So will be on the side of the house. You have a great day
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
4 May 09
Oh man, there are so many Hostas when you do a search. I tried to find out what the name is of the one you described but way to many to search right now. Sorry but I tried.
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
5 May 09
I've had several hostas planted but I think only one has come up this year. I need to make another flower bed and set some out. My daughter has them. She really has the green thumb when it comes to growing hostas. Some of hers get nearly 2 feet in width! We separated one in her garden one year into 4 different ones since it was SO big! I guess her grown is just right for growing them.
• United States
5 May 09
They are beautiful Grandpa Bob! I had alot of them planted along with day lillies. They came up every year saving me money on buying so many plants and they are a very pretty plant.. I really miss them. Since living in the Yucatan , Mexico I don't think I have even seen one . We have alot of other tropical flowers and plants but I don't think I have seen hostas . How about sending some of yours this way ? lol I'm sure you have a beautiful yard !
@Darkwing (21588)
17 May 09
I believe that's the Hosta Plantain Lily, my friend. It has bluey purple flowers and is going to look beautiful in the summer months. You certainly have a variety of flowers and veg in your garden. It's nice to have a lot of garden space in which to work. Brightest Blessings.
@AmbiePam (50716)
• United States
6 May 09
Heck Grandpa Bob, had I not seen your picture, I wouldn't have been to tell anyone what a hosta looked like. I mean I've seen them before, but I sure didn't know what they were. Thanks to you I am now able to identify more flora and fauna than I ever have before in my life.
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
5 May 09
Mine are coming up too, they aren't as big as yours are yet. I have some in the front of the housae, they get lots of shade. I really like how they grow fast and also how they fill in an area. My neighbor gave me the ones I have.