Mail order source for blue umbrella

philipw2(7 MD/DC)June 10, 2012

What would be a good source to order a few blue umbrella from.

I was thinking of planting them near some blue angels in some deep shade next to the patio to add some 3 dimensionality.

They will be in front of some hydrangea and next to a Goshiki.

Does that make sense? Is there a variegated or two colored one that would look good next to a blue angel and add that 3rd dimension?

Thanks.

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hostahillbilly(4)

As to where to find Hostas, look for Steve Greene's annual publication of 'Hosta Finder'.

Not even close to 100%, but the only choice other than an aWFUL lot of catalog gathering and reading.

HTH,

hh

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 8:07PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

You can get Blue Umbrellas at Hallson Gardens, link below. It's a go to source for online buying. As for a variegated or differently colored variety try Earth Angel or Guardian Angel if you've got the space. If you want a gold for the shade try Piedmont Gold.

Steve

Here is a link that might be useful: Hallson Hostas - B

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 8:24PM
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leafwatcher(zone 5)

one of my best looking plants placed next to a blue is a Twilight...just makes each plant look better...

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 8:50PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Hosta Finders says "Many Listings"

I Googled it and saw it at NH Hostas, Walters, and Perennial Nursery, which is of course Hallsons, and I'm sure you could check any other sources you normally shop and find it.

Oh yeah, there is another thread you need to look at, which has the conifers used with the hosta, and it could give you a third dimension and a different texture as well.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 9:00PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Here is the thread I mentioned above.

Here is a link that might be useful: Spilt Milk and friends

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 9:59PM
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bernd ny zone5

You can also get it at Land of the Giants hosta farm. They sell older introductions usually as divisions from mature plants. Price there is $15.
Bernd

Here is a link that might be useful: Blue Umbrellas in LOTG hosta catalog

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 1:27PM
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alyciaadamo(3/4)

Land of the Giants sells it too

Here is a link that might be useful: LOTG

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 2:06PM
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