Looking for Hosta with Specific Characteristics---Can you Help?

newhostalady Z6 ON, CanadaApril 2, 2013

When thinking about ordering hosta, I asked myself "what kind of hosta am I really looking for?" "What kind of hosta do I find the most appealing?" Here's what I came up with:

My ideal hosta would:

(1) be medium to extra large sized
(2) have large leaves
(3) grow to a beautiful symmetrical shape like Earth Angel
(4) be variegated (preferably, but not absolutely necessary)
(5) have slug resistance
(6) keep a consistent coloring all season
(7) have a moderate or better growth rate

Can you think of any hostas like that?

I just had to ask those of you who have so many more hosta than I do and have so much more experience. I am obsessing about this and I know that, for me, the best thing would be to JUST ASK and then I can just get on with things!

This post was edited by newhostalady on Tue, Apr 2, 13 at 21:48

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I can submit a couple here. Been growing two Rhino Hide hosta since last year, and I think they are about as slug resistant as it gets......plus they have great variegation and texture. They get to be (I think) medium large. The one pictured below arrived in May, here is is late July 2012.

Another would be Unforgettable. It is gorgeous all the time. Look it up.

Then I'd have to say SAGAE is the prince of the hosta garden. Mine is too young to show off now, I got two eyes last summer, and I noticed this week there are about 5 eyes poking out of the big container. Magnificent hosta.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 11:44AM
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Abba Dabba Do -


    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 11:56AM
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It doesn't have ALL your listed preferences, but most of em...AND it's one of the most beautiful Hostas ever introduced....It's 'Paul's Glory'.

Don B.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 6:08PM
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I would add 'Atlantis' to the list...

Don B.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 6:09PM
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Ludi _PA_7a

Trying to hit all your preferences I would add:

Frosted Jade
Hudson Bay
Night Before Christmas

Happy Hunting :)


    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 7:06PM
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Lakeside Shore Master

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 7:12PM
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leafwatcher(zone 5)

I LOVE any thread when people are cherry picking Hosta types ....and I have a LOT of them ;)

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 7:34PM
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Mocc chose 'Sagae' and that's a wonderful pick....Nice sports of Sagae are 'Liberty' and 'Ivory Coast', any of these 3 subscribe to your list nicely, NewHostaLady...Also, maybe 'Sum And Substance' along with many of it's dozens of sports...

Don B.

This post was edited by Don_in_Colorado on Tue, Apr 2, 13 at 20:02

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 7:59PM
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Then there's 'T-Rex' with it's huge leaves and impressive height.

Don B.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hosta 'T-Rex'

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 2:56AM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

Thank you moccasinlanding, Paul, Ludi and Don B. for your suggestions! I am familiar with only some of the hosta and I have a couple of them already. Here is the suggested list so far:

Abba Dabba Do - yours is a beauty, Paul!
Frosted Jade
Hudson Bay
Ivory Coast
Lakeside Shore Master
Night Before Christmas
Paul's Glory - already have and I L-O-V-E- it!
Rhino Hide - an interesting and nice sized hosta you have MoccasinL.
Sagae - already have - great hosta.
Sum and Substance

So I am off to do more homework on these hosta! Looks like a great list.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 11:45PM
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