Hosta F 2013

ilovetogrow z9 Jax FloridaJanuary 5, 2014

I know the voices in my head aren't real..... but sometimes their ideas are just absolutely awesome! by Anonymous

They keep telling me to buy more hostas!

Flatter us with your Fs:

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don_in_colorado

'Fragrant Blue'

    Bookmark   January 5, 2014 at 4:17AM
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don_in_colorado

'Fragrant Bouquet'

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don_in_colorado

'Fried Bananas'

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don_in_colorado

'Fair Maiden'

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don_in_colorado

'Forest Shadows'

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don_in_colorado

'Fair Maiden' No. 2, growing under 'St. Paul'. 'Fair Maiden' is my favorite small hosta, and one of my favorite hostas, period. If you don't have it, by all means, put it on that list of yours! : )

Here To Enable,
Don B.

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don_in_colorado

'Fortunei Aureomarginata'. My very first hosta, bought it in 2009.

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don_in_colorado

'Formal Attire'

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flower_frenzy(8a)

Don, I really like 'Fair Maiden'! Very pretty and underrated hosta.

This is 'Fog Light!

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don_in_colorado

'Fujibotan'...barely. Someone MUST have a better example than this, eh?

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flower_frenzy(8a)

'Forbidden Fruit'

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flower_frenzy(8a)

'Fleet Week'

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flower_frenzy(8a)

'First Love'

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don_in_colorado

I know, Flower-Frenzy. I want to plant 'Fair Maiden' all over my yard! LOL

Don B.

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flower_frenzy(8a)

'Fantasy Island'

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flower_frenzy(8a)

'First Frost'-one of my faves!

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don_in_colorado

'Fluted Fountain'...This one got severe frost/freeze damage thanks to that crazy spring we had. Should be A-OK in a few months, can't wait to see it with 'normal' looks.

Don B.

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don_in_colorado

A very leafy flower scape from 'Formal Attire'.

Don B.

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squirejohn zone4 VT

First Frost - The one on the left bought in 2013 & the one on the right in 2012.

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squirejohn zone4 VT

Fire Island

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squirejohn zone4 VT

Francee

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squirejohn zone4 VT

Fragrant Bouquet

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squirejohn zone4 VT

fortunei Albopicta

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squirejohn zone4 VT

Frances Williams - Leaf burn = to be replaced with OBL

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hippieindenial

Fingerprint

Foxfire Palm Sunday

Foxfire Snake Eyes

Frisian Pride

Frisian Waving Steel

Vanessa

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bernd ny zone5

H. 'Frances Williams' early June. Bernd

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bernd ny zone5

H. 'Francee'.

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bernd ny zone5

another H. 'Frances Williams'. I love that big mature plant. ('Krossa Regal' on its left). Bernd

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bernd ny zone5

H. f. 'Albopicta' opening up.

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bernd ny zone5

another H. f. 'Albopicta' June 21 having turned all green. Bernd

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Terri9094(5a)

Fire & Ice

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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Flower Frenzy, how about the background.....oh I see what it is, from the picture of Fleet Week.....it is a glass-top table with a hole for umbrella pole. Well, I thought you had a really great tray for watering hosta with a drain........duhhhh.

I'll be back later to post my F's......all those Fragrant This and Fragrant That....and a blooming Fujibotan for DonB to warm his heart on this cold Colorado day.

Well heck, I'll just give Fujibotan it's own post.
Here it is in September

In July with 6 scapes...it's down in front there.

and a closeup of the double blooms.

notice there is a slight lavender glow about the flowers

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beverlymnz4

Fragrant Bouquet in May:

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beverlymnz4

Fair Maiden in June. I purchased this from the MN hosta society this past year and it already looked good.

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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

First Frost

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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

Frosted Mouse Ears

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beverlymnz4

Fragrant Star July first. I divided it late in 2012.

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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

Francis Williams in Colorado

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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Great Fire and Ice pic, Terri. It looks great with its flowers on.

Frisian Pride

Fragrant Blue, which is not fragrant, but certainly is blue.

Fragrant Queen

Fire and Ice

Formal Attire

Frosty Morn

Fair Maiden (full shade)

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beverlymnz4

Fragrant Blue Ribbons in August.

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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

Fried Bananas

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harryshoe zone6 eastern Pennsylvania

Frances Williams

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mctavish6

Very nice pictures. I always knew I wanted Foxfire Palm Sunday.

some "f's" - the Fantabulous and and First Frost show the color change during the season.

this one stays more yellow in sun. This is mid July in front of The Fairy mini Rose.

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hostanista

Fortunei Albomarginata

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hostanista

Fortunei Aureomarginata

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hostanista

Final Summation

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hostanista

Fire and Ice (baby)

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hostanista

Fortunei Aureomarginata blooms

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jan_on zone 5b

Fire Island

First Frost

fortunei Albomarginata - one of my very first hostas

Fragrant Bouquet - I love the interesting colour of this one

Fortunei Aureomarginata, probably

Frances Williams

Fatal Attraction

Francee

    Bookmark   January 5, 2014 at 12:28PM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Wow - some of the ones already posted are so much better than mine I'm ashamed to show them. LOVE that Foxfire Palm Springs and am hoping mne looks like that someday. Maybe mine will make someone else with first year plants feel better. (-:

Fire Island just peeking out. Too bad that bright yellow doesn't last.

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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Frances Williams may get dessicated but she's still gorgeous.

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bchosta 8b west coast canada

Fire and Ice

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MadPlanter1 zone 5

First year Flemish Sky.

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MadPlanter1 zone 5

A slightly battered First Frost.

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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Faithful Heart

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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Fire and Ice

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MadPlanter1 zone 5

A pitiful looking Foxfire Palm Sunday.

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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Feather Boa

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flower_frenzy(8a)

Yes, Mocc, that's a glass-top table with an umbrella hole.

I forgot one. Here's my 'Frisian Pride'. Really liking this one! It's a rapid grower for me-I can't wait to see it next year.

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stoc zone 6 sweden

Yet another FW before she went in the ground.Hope she looks as good as the others do one day.

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paul_in_mn(4b)

Fatal Attraction

Fickle Blue Genes

Fire Opal

Paul

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bchosta 8b west coast canada

Forest Fire in May

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bchosta 8b west coast canada

Forest Fire in July

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leaflover76(5b)

Fragrant Bouquet

Francee

Fringe Benefit

Fire Island

First Frost

Fortunei Aureomarginata

Frances Williams (in August, facing West, no afternoon shade) The one that made me fall in love with hostas.

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bchosta 8b west coast canada

Fragrant Bouquet

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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

Fog Light

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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

What, no Frost Giant yet? I can't believe it.

Here he is, in the fall, starting to suffer a bit and head down for the winter. I seemed to have taken many more fall pics this year than anything else. Planning to load up this spring with pics, though. I'm going to be more prepared for the alphabet next year!

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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

BChosta,

I think the plant you have is called Clifford's Forest Fire. I'm glad you posted it. It's a beauty.

Steve

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don_in_colorado

Thanks for the 'Fujibotan', Mocc ; )

Don B.

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don_in_colorado

I don't believe the Moon landing was a hoax, but I think the 'Fragrant' part of H. 'Fragrant Blue' sure is. : P

I'll believe it when I smell it...

Don B.

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bkay2000(8a TX)

My only "F" that has not already been posted.

bk

My first year Fragrant Dream

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Keana(5a)

Fire Island

First Frost

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fragrant Bouquet

Frozen Margarita

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donrawson(Z 5)

Keana,

That doesn't look like First Frost. Maybe could be Fair Maiden?

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don_in_colorado

A very nice 'Fair Maiden' too!

Don B.

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melati(5)

More Fire Opal

Fire Island

And First frost

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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

Frosted mouse Ears

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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

Fried Bananas. Going to put in more sun this year.

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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

First Frost. Missing children in the beginning but they showed up.

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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

Faithful Heart. I got this one as a liner and it is in its 2nd year. Slow for me but cute as a mini.

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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

Fragrant Blue. First up and still out there with a few leaves.

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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

Final Summation,in May. Phil

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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

...and one of my Francees. Phil

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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

and First Frost. Phil

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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

I have never been able to post multiple pics,so here's the last one; Forest Fire. Phil

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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

All those mature Frances Williams' pictures do look lovely.

Great idea McTavish---combining the leaves of hosta to show seasonal change. You did it so well I almost missed it!

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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

Don, The Hostapedia comments that "'Fragrant Blue' is notable for its good blue foliage and fragrant flowers and was the first registered cultivar to combine the two." Mine has a mild fragrance.

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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

I bought this hosta way before I ever became a hostaholic. It has done really well for me even though, I am sure, it is almost suffocating with maple tree roots. This spring I will be coming to its rescue and freeing it.

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don_in_colorado

Hey, NHL, how did YOU get the fragrant one?? ; P

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squirejohn zone4 VT

Frances Williams - Even though these FW's get only about 2 hrs of early morning sun they still leaf burn and will be replaced with Olive Bailey Langdon.

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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Squirejohn,

It's not sun that gives FW that Spring desiccation that you see. It's wind and lack of water that dries it out. FW can be finicky, but when you find the right spot and leave it alone it can be lovely. Notice that it's mostly the margins that show the desiccation. This past Spring was windy and dry and I saw that on a number of different golds this year. If you can get FW in a wind protected spot, it will look better.

Steve

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bernd ny zone5

H.'Olive Bailey Langdon' can also burn. I had one in 2 hrs sun with watering, and it burned. I moved that one to shade. My FW show some burns in September, but which hostas are still perfect then. In an older AHS Journal I just read that one famous hybridizer did most of his work with FW using its positive traits, so figure. Bernd

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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

This hosta (in my opinion) deserves the title of 2010 Hosta of the Year and the 2013 Benedict Garden Performance Medal it was awarded.

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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

And then can look great until late fall = winner in my books!

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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

Don, my Fragrant Blue comes from a long time hostaholic who now divides his own hosta and sells them occasionally. But I have noticed that Hallson Gardens says that the FB it sells is mildly fragrant also.

What a beautiful show this hosta puts on in the spring!

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squirejohn zone4 VT

Steve - Thanks for the info on FW. I have four and all are pretty much protected from the wind. This spring I'll give them plenty of water and see what happens.

Bernd - Thanks, I didn't know that about OBL. I'll follow Steve's advise and see how that works My FW's are pretty large being some of the first I bought (1989) and would rather not move them. I do however have to reset two in TEX-R fabric due to invasive (insert cuss words here) tree roots.

John

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old_dirt(5b)

First Frost after 2 years. Seems kind of slow but by the looks of others here, it will be worth the wait.

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old_dirt(5b)

Frances Williams, crowded by the ferns. I've had these for at least 8 years. I've divided them a couple times, moved several times and have never looked any better than they do here. Going to move them again in the spring and will give them lots and lots of water. If that doesn't help they are going to the back of the woods for the deer.

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bkay2000(8a TX)

Old dirt, that's how FW looks for me, too. It comes up with brown splotches. We don't have any deer here, though.

bk

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Keana(5a)

Oops. Wrong picture with the wrong name. Here is my First Frost.

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don_in_colorado

'Fried Bananas' sporting some sweet, sweet flowers.

Don B.

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Ludi _PA_7a

Field Rat

Flamenco Mouse

Fluted Fountain

Forbidden Fruit

Fragrant Bouquet

Frisian Pride

Frisian Waving Steel

Frosted Jade

Frosted Mouse Ears

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