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:
'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,
This post was edited by Don_in_Colorado on Sun, Jan 5, 14 at 4:48
'Fortunei Aureomarginata'. My very first hosta, bought it in 2009.
Don, I really like 'Fair Maiden'! Very pretty and underrated hosta.
This is 'Fog Light!
'Fujibotan'...barely. Someone MUST have a better example than this, eh?
This post was edited by Don_in_Colorado on Sun, Jan 5, 14 at 5:31
I know, Flower-Frenzy. I want to plant 'Fair Maiden' all over my yard! LOL
'First Frost'-one of my faves!
'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.
A very leafy flower scape from 'Formal Attire'.
First Frost - The one on the left bought in 2013 & the one on the right in 2012.
Frances Williams - Leaf burn = to be replaced with OBL
Foxfire Palm Sunday
Foxfire Snake Eyes
Frisian Waving Steel
H. 'Frances Williams' early June. Bernd
another H. 'Frances Williams'. I love that big mature plant. ('Krossa Regal' on its left). Bernd
H. f. 'Albopicta' opening up.
another H. f. 'Albopicta' June 21 having turned all green. Bernd
Fire & Ice
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
Fragrant Bouquet in May:
Fair Maiden in June. I purchased this from the MN hosta society this past year and it already looked good.
Frosted Mouse Ears
Fragrant Star July first. I divided it late in 2012.
Francis Williams in Colorado
Great Fire and Ice pic, Terri. It looks great with its flowers on.
Fragrant Blue, which is not fragrant, but certainly is blue.
Fire and Ice
Fair Maiden (full shade)
Fragrant Blue Ribbons in August.
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.
Fire and Ice (baby)
Fortunei Aureomarginata blooms
fortunei Albomarginata - one of my very first hostas
Fragrant Bouquet - I love the interesting colour of this one
Fortunei Aureomarginata, probably
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.
Frances Williams may get dessicated but she's still gorgeous.
This post was edited by MadPlanter1 on Sun, Jan 5, 14 at 12:48
Fire and Ice
First year Flemish Sky.
A slightly battered First Frost.
A pitiful looking Foxfire Palm Sunday.
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.
Yet another FW before she went in the ground.Hope she looks as good as the others do one day.
Fickle Blue Genes
Forest Fire in May
Forest Fire in July
Frances Williams (in August, facing West, no afternoon shade) The one that made me fall in love with hostas.
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!
I think the plant you have is called Clifford's Forest Fire. I'm glad you posted it. It's a beauty.
Thanks for the 'Fujibotan', Mocc ; )
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...
My only "F" that has not already been posted.
My first year Fragrant Dream
Fried Green Tomatoes
That doesn't look like First Frost. Maybe could be Fair Maiden?
A very nice 'Fair Maiden' too!
More Fire Opal
And First frost
Frosted mouse Ears
Fried Bananas. Going to put in more sun this year.
First Frost. Missing children in the beginning but they showed up.
Faithful Heart. I got this one as a liner and it is in its 2nd year. Slow for me but cute as a mini.
Fragrant Blue. First up and still out there with a few leaves.
Final Summation,in May. Phil
...and one of my Francees. Phil
and First Frost. Phil
I have never been able to post multiple pics,so here's the last one; Forest Fire. Phil
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!
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.
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.
Hey, NHL, how did YOU get the fragrant one?? ; P
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.
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.
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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This hosta (in my opinion) deserves the title of 2010 Hosta of the Year and the 2013 Benedict Garden Performance Medal it was awarded.
And then can look great until late fall = winner in my books!
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!
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.
First Frost after 2 years. Seems kind of slow but by the looks of others here, it will be worth the wait.
This post was edited by old_dirt on Mon, Jan 6, 14 at 16:04
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.
Old dirt, that's how FW looks for me, too. It comes up with brown splotches. We don't have any deer here, though.
Oops. Wrong picture with the wrong name. Here is my First Frost.
'Fried Bananas' sporting some sweet, sweet flowers.
Frisian Waving Steel