Hosta R 2013

ilovetogrow z9 Jax FloridaFebruary 3, 2014

On a sunny day, two fathers and two sons went fishing. Each one of them caught one fish. When they went home, there were only three fishes, why?

Ready to see the Rs:

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squirejohn zone4 VT

Royal Standard

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 6:27AM
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hippieindenial

Royal Wave

Risky Business

Vanessa

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 6:29AM
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squirejohn zone4 VT

Regal Splendor

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 6:30AM
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squirejohn zone4 VT

Rainforest Sunrise

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 6:35AM
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squirejohn zone4 VT

Rhino Hide

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 6:45AM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Regal Splendor

Rainforest Sunrise

Royal Flush. Yes, that's its actual color.

Red Sox

Steve

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 7:30AM
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leaflover76(5b)

Radiant Edger

Rainbow's End

Rare Breed

Regal Splendor

Revolution

Ripple Effect

Rootin Tootin

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 7:45AM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

A division of Rainbow Surprise on its way to a friend. Maybe it was being pampered in a pot, but it looked a lot better than the RS that was left in the garden.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 8:57AM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Rainbow's End, year 2. I hope year 3 brings better things.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 9:00AM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Hard to get a good shot; it's always got bright light behind it.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 9:04AM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Ripple Effect, year 2.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 9:07AM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

Love the very subtle variegation of Rascal.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 9:09AM
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jan_on zone 5b

Regal Splendor

Revolution

Rhino Hide

Royal Standard

Rainforest Sunrise

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 10:18AM
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bchosta 8b west coast canada

Restless Sea

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 10:46AM
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bchosta 8b west coast canada

Remember Me

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 10:47AM
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bchosta 8b west coast canada

Revolution

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 10:48AM
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flower_frenzy(8a)

I don't have any Rs, but I think I have answer to the riddle up top. There were only 3 fish because there was one grandfather, one father and one son. The father is the grandfather's son, so that makes 2 fathers and 2 sons but only 3 people total...so only 3 fish.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 11:16AM
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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

Rainbows End

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 11:18AM
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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

Rainforest Sunrise

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 11:20AM
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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

Rare Breed

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 11:21AM
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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

Raspberry Sorbet

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 11:22AM
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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

Regal SPLENDER

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 11:23AM
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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

Remember Me

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 11:25AM
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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

Revolution

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 11:26AM
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sunnywood 5aChazyNY

Royal Standard

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 11:27AM
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hostanista

Love the colour of this one: Richmond

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 11:47AM
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hostanista

Ripple Effect

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 11:48AM
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mctavish6

This is a sport of Royal Flush (see Steve's beautiful plant above). Mine sported to yellow. I divided it off and had it in a pot. In a bad spring I lost it but the main plant sported again. I left it as is and now am down to only a couple varigated leaves. The color of this is amazing. It's across a walkway from Piedmont Gold. I should find a shot that shows both for comparison. Anyway, before I knew there was a name for this sport I called it Ra so that's what mine is called.

The first of two with 'orange' edge. I wish someone would introduce a solid that is this orange color or tell me if there is such a thing.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 12:19PM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

Radiant Star

Rare Breed

rectifolia Chionea

Red Hot Poker

Regal Chameleon

Regal Supreme

Roller Coaster Ride

Rotini

Royal Tiara

Paul

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 12:59PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

Wow so many beauties! Yes, yes, yes! Royal Flush IS a stunner. And Ra is such an appropriate name in this case...I love it! McT..it's always so interesting to see your plants because they, without fail, always have something unique about them - either in leaf shape, more colour contrast, or more subtlety...must be the climate? It all spells "beauty".

Rascal is on my "will buy for sure this season" as I lost out last year. Haven't seen too many here but what I have seen makes me impatient for it. Cindy (one of my suppliers) has a gorgeous huge one I keep fawning over.

Anyway, here are my R's before I get too carried away...

H. 'Rainforest Sunrise' ... Just for fun I purchased a bagged hosta last March then grew it in a jam jar in water until it could go into the garden. Keen to see how it grows this year.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 1:08PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

My favourite so far for R is 'Revolution'. It clearly commands attention, even more so when in flower, so I chose a blooming picture over several stunning non-blooming ones. Itching to divide to make more for more impact down the road. Yes, I could buy another one and leave the current size alone....but there's something about having its direct sibling in the garden...

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 1:15PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

'Ripple Effect' . Year two coming up on this one...out of all the 'June' progeny, this one is the most unusual so far for its ripply long leaves. Not best pic...end of season-Oct.2013

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 1:21PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

'Rainbow's End' ... new in 2013.... Crisp leaf colour is even crisper in contrast with flower colour...instant love.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 1:26PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

'Raspberry Sundae' also new in 2013 ... The raspberry is more defined in older plants...definitely noteworthy. Picture-taking will be astronomical this year. I've already started trashing some pics to make room for better ones.
Brings Ludi to mind..white centre.:-)

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 1:33PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

'Robert Frost' ... A really late purchase, the last new one for 2013...NHL sent me a pic of a mature one she had seen on a tour. I am so glad I bought RF after seeing that pic...it has great potential.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 1:37PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

Enable alert!!! Radiant Star and Regal Chameleon! Would that both were growing in my back yard precisely that way! Oh my, such a pull on my heart. Sigh...

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 1:44PM
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old_dirt(5b)

My three "R's"...
Revolution

Remember Me

Regal Splendor

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 3:36PM
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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

flower-frenzy you are correct. For knowing the answer you may purchase 5 more hostas than what you have planed. Thank you for your answer. Paula

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 3:37PM
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flower_frenzy(8a)

Lol, Paula. I'll surely do that! (I most definitely would have done so anyway, but now I can feel justified because you said that it's okay!) ;0)

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 4:55PM
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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

LOL, I have to share this:

I told my 9-year old this riddle by challenging him and saying that I got this in about 5 seconds and let's see how he does, then proceeded to paraphrase the riddle like this:

Two fathers and two sons went fishing and each caught a fish. When they went home there was only three fish, how could that be?

His answer was (in about 5 seconds, mind you): One of the son's names was "Each" and he caught all the fish.

My DH looked at me and said "Done" with a smile.

Foiled by a 9-year old. Gotta love 'em.

Here is my "R", Raucous Ruffles, still growing!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 5:59PM
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bernd ny zone5

Here is another h.'Ryan's Big One'. Bernd

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 7:19PM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

Decided to post a picture of Rainforest Sunrise next to other hostas to best showcase its coloration. I really like this hosta. Note that this photo was taken in early September!

This post was edited by newhostalady on Mon, Feb 3, 14 at 19:34

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 7:33PM
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don_in_colorado

Got a 'Riptide'.

Don B.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 7:37PM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

One of my new acquisitions in 2013. I am looking forward to seeing this in the spring.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 7:53PM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

Look at the water beads!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 7:56PM
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don_in_colorado

This is what an immature 'Reptilian' looks like, rather plain. Hoping this duckling blossoms in the spring.

Don B.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 9:17PM
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don_in_colorado

'Royal Tapestry' mine is not yet a good example of this hosta. I can only enable you by requesting you check a mature one out at the hosta library. Perhaps the WOW factor will be there for you, like it was for me.

Cheers!
Don B.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 9:43PM
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don_in_colorado

'Royal Tapestry' looks a little better in my second pic. Has grown quickly the two seasons I've had it.

Don B.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 9:47PM
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duane456

mctavish6---can't say I'm a fan of the distorted pics.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 10:52AM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

Jo, you reminded me about that picture I took of Robert Frost. Taken at a private garden tour.

NOT MINE--NOT MINE--WISH IT WERE MINE--WISH IT WERE MINE

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 10:53AM
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bernd ny zone5

newhostalady, this h. 'Robert Frost' you are showing is a very nice plant. Thanks for showing; I have a little plant only, but in a few years it might be like that... Bernd

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 2:23PM
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don_in_colorado

Thanks a lot, guys. Time to put 'Ryan's Big One' on the shopping list.

; P

Don B.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 5:55PM
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almosthooked

Rainforest Sunrise in the end of June

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 6:18PM
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almosthooked

Rascal

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 6:25PM
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almosthooked

Raspberry sorbet

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 6:28PM
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almosthooked

one of my Regal Splendor

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 6:30PM
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almosthooked

Rich Uncle

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 6:33PM
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almosthooked

Richland Gold

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 6:34PM
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almosthooked

Robert Frost in 2012. He has grown lots but like the water drops on him so decided on this picture

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 6:38PM
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almosthooked

Roller coaster ride

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 6:41PM
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almosthooked

Royal Standard if my last r to post as the others I have are small and some bite missing from bugs or slugs

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 6:44PM
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donrawson(Z 5)

"On a sunny day, two fathers and two sons went fishing. Each one of them caught one fish. When they went home, there were only three fishes, why?"

Actually, all three of them were sons....so you had two fathers and three sons that went fishing...but the fish weren't biting very good 'cause they each caught only one fish...

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 6:49PM
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Keana(5a)

Radiant Edger

Regal Splendor

Rainforest Sunrise

Rainbow's End

Ripple Effect

Revolution

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 8:17PM
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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

Rich Uncle. Phil

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 10:45PM
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dgregory_so.cntrl.IL_zone6a

Wonderful pics. Soooo enabling :-) Now added Ripple Effect to my spring order, I thank you very much!

Here's a leaf shot of a hosta I haven't seen in the "R's" yet:

(and the)
Rocket's Red Glare
(the bombs bursting in air)

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 11:17AM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

Another private tour photo. This one is on my wish list.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 11:54AM
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