Mourning Dove

paul_in_mn(4b)June 13, 2012

This is a fairly recent introduction (2005) from Hans Hansen - 'Mikawa-no-yuki streaked' x 'Blue Jay'. lists it as a large hosta - I suspect that is incorrect (Hallson lists as M).

Love the colors, though hasn't really taken off so far for me(planted 2009) - growing in dappled shade under oaks. Hopefully it leaps soon. HL shows creamy yellow margins - though in my garden it takes most of the summer to get there. Low growing habit. There's a nice pic on Fransen's site.

From my garden 2012

Leaf in mid-July

Thanks for looking. Please add your pics and experience with Mourning Dove.


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dublinbay z6 (KS)

I do like this one, but is the color accurate? I don't believe I've ever seen a hosta that blue--but then, there are lots of hosta I've never seen, so what do I know? LOL


    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 8:34AM
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bernd ny zone5

Here is my H.'Mourning Dove' this morning as comparison. The margin has not changed yet to yellow or gold. The leaf on top is from a H.'Blue Umbrellas'. I planted MD in July 2009. Bernd

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 9:14AM
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Very nice indeed. Recently I received 5 White Dove from 2 different nurseries, and they are also small and lovely.

I wanted to find out if the "doves" are all related as the "mouse ears" are. Reckon they share the family tree of White Dove?

I have several really blue hosta which lost a bunch of their blue coating with the heavy rains this last week. But if the first photo is a true color rendition, I'd say I had one Lederhosen, at the first, which was that blue. It isn't now, though. Sad to say.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 10:52AM
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