Shiny green?

jan_on zone 5bJuly 31, 2012

Can you recommend a medium(ish) shiny plain green hosta? 'Devon Green' looks good to me. Others?

Jan

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ci_lantro

Lakeside Prophecy or Invincible?

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 11:26PM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

Candy Dish, Garnet Prince, and Invincible.

Paul

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 12:09AM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Invincible.

-Babka

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 12:19AM
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Ludi _PA_7a

Leather Sheen . . . very similar to Devon Green but slightly different growth pattern.

Another one I can recommend is Irish Luck. It gets larger than medium. But still a nice shiney dark green leaf with some pie crusting and semi upright.

Mine is new this month but still a general idea. :)

Ludi

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 12:53AM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Another shiny dark green is Candy Dish, with a lot of ruffles edging a smooth and shiny leaf.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 1:03AM
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almosthooked

There is an older posting called "I want some interesting solid color " They are all dark green, lots of great pictures and lots of shiny. Was posted June 12th/12 or there abouts.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 1:49AM
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thisismelissa(z4a-S Twin Cities MN)

Lakeside Lollipop
Lilipad
Invincible
Candy Dish

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 8:21AM
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irawon(5a Ottawa)

Lakeside Looking Glass. A medium by height. Has very good substance. This picture was taken May 23, 2012

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 8:59AM
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ninamarie(4Ont.)

Another recommendation for 'Irish Luck'. It is very, very shiny and I love the ruffled edges.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 9:05AM
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ci_lantro

Medium-large Second Wind. Just picked it up this summer & it's a beauty.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 9:29AM
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jan_on zone 5b

Thanks all. Lots of good suggestions here - I'll see what the local growers still have on this list.
Jan

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 10:45AM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Also take a look at the thread of dark greens probably still on page one here, lots of pictures with that too.

One that I got which was fairly expensive (IMHO) was Braveheart. Short/low, dark, and shiny. Also handsome.:)

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 11:52AM
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hippieindenial

A good shiny one not mentionned yet is 'Joseph'. I got mine from Hosta Geek (in Nova Scotia) a few years ago.
I also agree with 'Irish Luck' and 'Lakeside Looking Glass'.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 1:00PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Here is the link to the other thread about the darks.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dark hostas (some shiny)

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 1:23PM
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