Darkest Green you grow

marquest(z5 PA)May 12, 2012

What is the darkest green Hosta you have in your garden?

The darkest ones I have is Black Hills. Ventricosa, and Lakeside Black Satin. I am trying to do a design and need a circle of dark to surround the decor.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Gesila(MI Z5)

Tracy's Emerald Cup and Lakeside Coal Miner, both medium sized an Coal Miner, a giant (very fast growing).

Gesila

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 11:34AM
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franknjim

Potomac Pride, Invincible, Lily Pad, Royal Standard.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 11:46AM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Ahhh, if you want something dark and shiny too, take a look at Candy Dish and Lederhosen. And Jaws which has long petioles and the leaf is more on the tip quite different.
Then maybe Celtic Uplands, not a big dude.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 1:34PM
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Gesila(MI Z5)

Oh, I just found Irish Luck on my deck. It's a beauty!

Gesila

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 1:59PM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

Edge of Night

Paul

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 2:56PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Hey, Gesila, I got Irish Luck yesterday I think from LOTG. Look forward to it being a deep dark green.

And I'd forgotten about Invincible, Frank. But mine is not yet a significant plant, however the green is headed toward the dark side. It must take some hosta a while to live up to expectation.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 3:45PM
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bkay2000(8a TX)

My invincible is just green. It's not very dark at all. It's about the same color as U. albomarginata.

bkay

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 4:04PM
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squirejohn zone4 VT

The darkest green I've seen (not mine) is a sport of Revolution.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 4:41PM
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evermore_gw z 4/5 NB

Blackjack. Especially in late summer.

Steve

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 4:50PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Squire John, great color in that picture. Right now, I think my Fragrant Blue is a deep dark Fragrant GREEN! It looks a lot like that deep green plant.

If I were not afraid of ivy, I'd love to have ivy the color in your photo.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 8:55PM
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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

I'd have to say Black Hills. I also have one of those sports of Revolution,that used to be a Revolution,but changed over to all green Leaves. Revolution never did grow very well for me,so I'm keeping the greenie. Phil

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 9:47PM
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threedogsmom

I had to leave them at my last house, but Potomac Pride was a shiny leaved dark green strong grower for me.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 10:22PM
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marquest(z5 PA)

Thank you all for the suggestions. When I finish I will post a pic. I really appreciate your help.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2012 at 9:30AM
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eleanorb190

Walking through my gardens today and noticed how very dark green this small one is ---Emerald Necklace!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 9:49PM
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gardenfanatic(MO zone5b)

Midnight Oil

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 11:01PM
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