H. 'Rascal' if for no other reason than I am one . . .

hostahillbilly(4)June 9, 2012

one of many Hosta that are celebrated for changing color/pattern over the season.

I love the subtlety.

hh

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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

HH, it's great to have you drop these tidbits into the discussion, plants I'll probably never see in real life, and they are so different.

Is it the light, or is the plant really a smoky grayish blue and avocado butter color? With gray-blue veins streaking like antiqued art work? Exceptionally pretty.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 11:52PM
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Cricket_Love(4b)

Gorgeous!!!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 4:10AM
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lavenderlver

Wow! Stunning plant.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 7:45AM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

This is a great Hosta and under appreciated in my opinion. It's upright, it changes color over the season and it will have occasional streaks and variegation. Oh and it's a great grower. Find one.

This one is a second year plant. It's about 30 inches high.

Steve

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 8:59AM
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hostahillbilly(4)

moccasin:

naw, no light tricks here, it really looks like this early in the season, and as noted by another poster, it's one of the Hostas that's celebrated for it's change in color(s) through the growing season.

viva la difference,

hh

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 11:58PM
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thisismelissa(z4a-S Twin Cities MN)

Moc...
Mine is in its 2nd season, in LOTS of morning sun and it looks much like HH's.

It's a great plant.

I got a nice large plant from Hallson's last year and it's really beefed up this year!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 12:19AM
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buckeye15(No OH)

I am still waiting for someone to tell the story behind the name on this hosta.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 5:17PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

I think the story was in one of the Hosta journals. It goes something like this.

Mark Zillis named this Hosta Alex Summers and was selling it under this name. Meanwhile the real Alex Summers (not the Hosta) had given permission to someone else to name a Hosta after him. Alex called up Mark and told him to stop selling a Hosta with his name on it. So Mark then named the Hosta after Alex Summers' dog, Rascal. Warren Pollock's write up is much funnier than mine.

HH, thinks it was named after him.

Steve

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 5:42PM
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buckeye15(No OH)

Thanks Steve. I knew it something about Alex' dog.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 6:09PM
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hostahillbilly(4)

Yup, Mr. Summers dog.

The only one who would name a hosta after me is my wife, and yes she already has (without consulting me, of course ;-(

Mr. Pollock's 'What's in a Hosta Name' is always the first thing I read in the journal.

hh

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 8:45PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Very interesting bit of information there. I am into names, even though they say "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet".....and people as well as other life forms sometimes live up to a good name, or are treated according to what a name leads folks to expect from them.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 9:07PM
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chris-e(7 MD)

I am into names too and got a Rascal 3 years ago because it's the name of my granddaughter's cat. And I love it! It's almost as pretty as that Maine Coon cat.

chris

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 10:27PM
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