How Many Colors Do Your Leaves Have? Post 'em!

don_in_coloradoMay 23, 2014

There is a really cool page in newest edition of The Hosta Journal that has a close-up shot of a leaf from H. 'Broad Band'. The page is titled "How many colors can you find on this hosta leaf?" and nine various shades of greenish-bluish hues can be seen. (not counting the water spots) Add the white coloring of the margin, and the total is ten. I have a lot of pics of my hostas accumulated from the last three seasons, but so far, (haven't looked at ALL my pics so far) this pic of 'Guardian Angel' seems to be the most varied, with five shades/colors I can discern.

How many colors/shades can be seen in your most colorfully-variegated plants? Post 'em here!

Don B.

This post was edited by Don_in_Colorado on Fri, May 23, 14 at 23:51

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Jon 6a SE MA

Light green with white streaks (Striptease)

Orange, as in marmalade

Blue, reminds me of Hawaii

Dreamy yellow on this Queen.

White to cream to green to dark, dark green almost blue in person...a Temptation.

Green to chartreuse to cream with great expectations.

A light bruiser which certainly has sum and substance

Pastel colors hazed together in a promise of June.

Hadspen Tasmania is a blue place without this.

A victory of greens and creams

A golden meadow of delightful triple greens.

Dark green and white and ready for a fight..Minuteman

No time to tidy up, just a quick walk.

Jon

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    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 8:49AM
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hostahosta

Haven't counted the colors, but I think it might compete! This is El Capitan.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 9:25AM
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Jon 6a SE MA

White, cream, light green, very light green, dark green, pea green, Loden green (just somehow popped in to my head)

I get 8; a real kaleidoscope of color there HH.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 10:12AM
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DelawareDonna(7A)

Ginsu Knife - dark green, light green, white, gold, turquoise

DD

This post was edited by DelawareDonna on Sat, May 24, 14 at 22:37

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 12:46PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Even some of the more colorful 'June' leaves have 4-7 colors.

tj

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 5:28PM
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coll_123(5)

The leaves on Barbara Ann were looking very colorful today. I count five- light green, dark green, light blue, dark blue, and white. This is so pretty before it starts to drawstring, boo.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 6:52PM
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sandyslopes z5 n. UT

Rainbow's End has quite a few shades

I couldn't get any more hosta pics today, so how about this Japanese painted fern?

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 1:44AM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

Don, that is a beautiful photo of your GA! I received a division from a neighbour last year in trade for helping her rip out an extremely invasive ground cover. I was so eager for GA to emerge this spring. Can you blame me? I find the form of the leaves and colours of this hosta to be beautiful, simply beautiful. The colours are getting more pronounced each passing day.

Jo

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 11:26AM
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don_in_colorado

Indeed, Jo. I do love GA, some of my favorite variegation on a hosta.

These are really great pics, everyone. El Capitan, what can I say, Hostahosta! Wow, that's incredible variegation.

Don B.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 2:39PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

4 or 5 colours in the streaks of my new 'Confused Angel'.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 4:12PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Simply wunnerful pictures. I'm adding El Capitan to the top of my order list, right above all the new fragrants.

If somebody has Photoshop, don't they count the colors in a picture? Also, some of the enlargements/closeups remind me of cross stitch or needlepoint. They'd make beautiful needlework.

I also like the Confused Angel. I'll have to find my new Guardian Angel to see what the heck its been doing for the last month since it arrived. (See, I need to keep the new guys corralled so I can become familiar with them.)

Please keep adding. This is like the tricolor thread on steroids.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 4:23PM
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luuk(9b)

Some colors even here.

El Nino

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 4:44PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

'Fire and Ice'

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 4:49PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

'Sagae' showing quite a variety of colour.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 5:04PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

Who knew 'Striptease' could look like this so early in the season?

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 5:08PM
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