Medio-variegated, green elsewhere
Berndny had a remark in a thread about having too many with edge variegation, and not enough with the middle variegation.
While I have some with the white edges, or maybe just LIGHTER edges/margins, my preference is for the ones which have a lighter midleaf, with eye-liner margins. It seems to me, in my unscientific thinking, that the white margins MELT AWAY in our heat, leaving an unattractive jagged leaf for our very long growing season. The ones I have with darker margins/edges, they seem to fare much better. Of course, blues tend to turn to blue-green regardless of where the color is located.
Here are some of my dark-edged hosta.
Have any to share? Please do so.
Smooth Sailing--a charming subtle hosta willing to grow.
Brother Stefan, Georgia Sweetheart, and June--you see they come in all sorts of midleaf colors, with Geo Sweetheart almost an orangy color at one point in the season.
Forbidden Fruit and Orange Marmalade, together last spring
American Sweetheart with really wide green margins and a somewhat streaky creamy yellow midleaf
Hotspur, a very interesting hosta from England, begins with a colored midleaf which turns white later in the year. I include the before and after pictures in case Ludisia sees this. It came from Naylor in 2013.
and in August after a lot of wear and tear
Pathfinder and its sport Half And Half together, partners at cards opposite one another...inMay
Xanadu in April, already losing midleaf color going toward white
Some of the smaller ones in one pot last May:
Pure Heart, Cracker Crumbs, and Snow Mouse.
Another small, Warwick Comet, early in the year
Journey's End in May, making a scape already
Catch Of The Day is a fragrant hosta with a sort of streaky midleaf, gonna get big, and to its right (not variegated) is another new fragrant, Honey Pie, in September. Brenda's Beauty is in back, gonna give her a better picture next
Brenda's Beauty is quite interesting, deserves to be watched all season long. Here she is in August
Touch OF Class with Heat Wave
Morning Star in August...it stayed in morning light all season
Paradigm in May
Eye Declare, shining like a beacon out of all that green!
Night Before Christmas
and, I will stop there. There are many more in my garden, but I must look for the pictures taken late in the season to show you how durable the leaf edges are. Even with sweet gum balls and pecans and squirrels jumping out of trees into them.
Love to see what you are growing with the green or blue edges.