A hosta to compliment yellow?

Deb HawkinsMay 2, 2012

Hi, it's me, the hosta newbie. Tomorrow is the 1st day of the local "Hosta Lady's" sale. I have a spot for a hosta that is among variegated solomons seal, happy returns daylilly (the lemon yellow version of stella) , and lady's mantle. Can you steer me in the right direction as far as color? My instinct says blue tones. Does it need to be solid, or is blue/green or yellow vg ok? If solid, what kind of leaf shape/design?

Thanks for your help.

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Are you talking about Karla?

Tell her Melissa Koska says hello.

Your instincts are right. Blue is the right color to shoot for... I'd go as powdery blue as possible. Halcyon or Krossa Regal would be great.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 5:20PM
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debbhawks, what size hosta are you looking for? She has lots of blues at her sale.

Here are a few on her list-
June M
Rhino Hide ML
St Paul M
Queen of the Seas L
Komodo Dragon L/Giant
Blueberry Muffin SM
Camelot SM
Ultramarine ML
Mourning Dove M

BTW, for anyone close to Minneapolis-St. Paul area the Hosta Lady is located in a NW Metro outer burb. Sale is Fri, Sat, Suns thru 1st weekend in June. Bought a couple of times at her sale. Drop me an e-mail if you want info.


    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 5:31PM
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Deb Hawkins

Yes, the same Karla! I'm looking for med size and I do have her list. I see she only has 1 halcyon! I was going to ck out June also. Blue it is then, and I'll be looking for just the right one!

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 5:38PM
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Get one of each.

Then you won't have to worry that you missed a good one.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 5:48PM
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Ultramarine is very dark greenish blue.
Teatime is a tender soft smoky blue with a yellow margin.
Satisfaction is a strong grower with a greenish blue middle and a yellowish margin, really looks lovely and commanding.

Look them all up on Hostalibrary.org and see what you like.
Now, I know Frank would get one of each, and it is a sure fire way to get the perfect one. I like my new June, and now I have a "J" for the Winter Hosta Alphabet posts!!!! (That's how I chose Ultramarine as well.)

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 6:22PM
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Ultramarine has a very distinct look to it and will blue up more than mine is now.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 6:30PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Queen of the Seas is one of my favorites for its Blue/Gray color. That will go well with yellow or any variegated Hosta.


    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 6:36PM
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Check if she has Topaz. That's an amazing blue.

And El Nino has the best powdery blue of all! It GLOWS at twilight!

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 6:40PM
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Deb Hawkins

The leaf of the ultramarine would be new and different for me. Oh, that satisfaction is beautiful! Have to ck her list to see if there is one comparable. I have never ordered or gotten a hosta through the mail, is it worth waiting for the one you really want? I might find one like that......

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 6:40PM
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