The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. ~Hanna Rion
Flatter us with your Fs.
Taken early May.
H.'Frances Williams'. Bernd
I've been having lots of fun seeing all the hostas, and next year will label my photos so I know what they are and can join in. Frances Williams looked very strange this year, lots of mis-marked leaves. She still had the normal dessication marks, though.
fortunei Aureomarginata (I think- it's years old.)
H. 'First Frost'
H. 'Frances Williams'
H. 'Fragrant Bouquet'
H. 'Fatal Attraction'
Fire and Ice in flower
I almost hate to post my tiny plants but someday will be big and beautiful like the rest of the pro growers . Here is my baby
Fire and Ice
Fire Opal - a Gold Standard sport
Fireworks - a Loyalist sport
Formal Attire (Breeders Choice x Frances Williams)- looking good in August- as it matures leaves should be a bit rugose
Fourteen Carats - 2nd year, a George Smith Sport - expecting leaves will be bigger and rounder this year
H. Fortunei 'Albopicta'. Bernd
Tiny plant? I don't think so. Just so my fellow Lyman Hill hosta addict doesn't get a complex, here is my Fire and Ice. It's a pretty plant but not exactly fast. I post lots of pictures of small plants. Fragrant Blue was in the 6th year when the picture above was taken. Post away with the small new plants. Sometimes they are a surprise like Fluted Fountain (also above) in only the 2nd year.
FIVE O'CLOCK SHADOW
Bernd, your Frances Williams has a very pretty blue different from the rest. Here's mine on June 10. My Jack of Diamonds looks a lot like FW.
Seems that Fire and Ice is a very popular hosta. Two eyes on mine reverted to all green. I removed the eyes and planted them in another bed. The 2 eyes came back as Fire and Ice the following spring. I now have three but I don't ever remember mine having that lovely pure white center in Mctavish' and almosthookeds'. Must be the pure BC air!!!
Here's my 'Frosted Dimples' on May 27. I love this hosta. It keeps its blue almost all summer. The subsatance is great and slugs leave it alone.
I'm having trouble growing Fireworks. Paul, any advice?
I replaced Kabitan with First Mate in this spot and it's growing much better. I made a mistake this spring by trying to get a division. That set FM back a bit.
My First Frost on May 22 while its margin is still yellow.
irawon - My Fireworks was a tiny liner that just persevered - planted under north edge of my oaks and has been moved twice in recent years (other hosta overgrowing it). Gets a fair amount of watering. Definitely a favorite with all it's leaf variation.
Alas, not mine...
Foxfire Palm Sunday
H. 'Francee'(?) Well, they are divisions from my 'Francee'...Can't wait to see what they look like come spring.
H. 'Francee', the parent plant of the little renegades from the last post.
Tsugajunkie's photo of Foxfire Palm Sunday reminded me of some TC liners I purchased from Hosta Liners. If you have patience (lots of patience), you can get some nice plants over time.
Foxfire Palm Sunday
5/2/12 (6 Hostas)
Foxfire Palm Sunday & Lakeside Scamp
5/2/12 (6 Hostas of each)
Here is a link that might be useful: Photos of 2012 order from Hosta Liners
Steve your fair maiden is a beauty.I never realized that they would grow up to be this beautiful. They had small ones on sale in the fall and I bought one but the leaves were so tiny I just thought it was going to be really small. I set it in lots of shade so will have to check into this further to make sure I am doing it right. So many hosta so little room!
tsbccowboy I too buy from Hosta liners. I have been pleased, they do well and frankly I have nothing else better to do but watch them grow.
My wish list is growing and I am in awe of everyone photos. Here are a few more Fs:
Fragrant Bouque. Reasons not to multi-task.
I have had this hosta a long time. It has been one tough and dependable hosta.
H. 'Fried Bananas' just out of the box, having a cooling dip before planting. Back in 09/13/2012. Another beauty from Hallson Gardens.
Here is from the left to the right : epimedium rubrum, H.'Fragrant Bouquet', 'August Moon' and 'Francee'.
I remind all you with gorgeous hosta that are mature, that here babies prevail.
Feather Boa.... how did I take only ONE shot of this!
Flower Power....a fragrant hosta
Forbidden Fruit, tet sport of Orange Marmalade
Fragrant Blue...stayed blue a long time to my surprise
Fragrant Blue Ribbons
Fragrant King....big and bold
Fried Green Tomatoes
Funky Monkey....I think Paula (ILoveToGrow) has a prettier one.
Awesome fragrants, Moccasin! :)
Foxfire Palm Sunday
Foxfire Night Skye
I didn't think I had a picture of Fire & Ice. But here it is before it was demolished by slugs.
edited to say I forgot to mention how much I like that picture of Fire Island!
This post was edited by north53 on Wed, Jan 16, 13 at 17:14
FRANCEE with Forget-Me-Nots
Wondering if this one will stay streaked, Fickle Blue Genes:
Thanks for showing 'Fickle Blue Genes, I have several seedlings of it, hope for the blue.
Another Frances Williams: