"Sunny" hostas

old_dirt(5b)October 12, 2013

I am making a new hosta bed to be planted next spring. It is going to have a "sun" theme. All of the plants will have "sun" in their names. Anything like sunshine, sun power, sunny delight, merry sunshine, etc...you get the picture?

I will probably need 4 or 5 large, 8-10 mediums and several smalls. I presently do not have any hostas in this category. The bed will only get minimal sun, maybe 2 hours mid morning. Any suggestions and experiences will help and pics would be nice too.

I'm looking to have some fun with this.

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bragu_DSM 5

grrrrrrrrrr glitchy thing

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    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 6:00AM
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bragu_DSM 5

h. sun power
sunshine glory
little miss sunshine
sun kissed
rainforest sunrise (2013 HOY)

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 6:09AM
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ci_lantro

Sweet Sunshine--medium sized & fragrant

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 8:50AM
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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

Little Sunspot
Riviera Sunset

I have both of these, I'll see if I can scramble up some pics for you. Nice theme!

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 9:17AM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Sunshine Glory is an oldie but goodie that you will really like. Inexpensive too.

Steve

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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

I got both Little Sunspot and Riviera Sunset this year. Little Sunspot is a tiny one right now and is starting to go dormant, so don't even have a pic of that one. Here's a pic of my order when I received Riviera Sunset from Naylor, it's in the middle. If I remember correctly, I got this one b/c it has similar coloring to Orange Marmalade, but holds it's color better. I don't particularly care for Orange Marmalade b/c of it's color changes after Spring, so this one was a good choice for me.

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hillbillyhosta

summer breeze

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 4:17PM
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vpeterson(4)

Those are the four "sunny' host" from my garden. They are in the medium/small range.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 5:08PM
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don_in_colorado

'Sundance', also an older variety, leaf margin similar to 'Francee', also very cheap. Did well this season in the Colorado sun.

Don B.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 11:37PM
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mctavish6

Two favorite yellows are 'sun' hostas. Sunny Delight and Rising Sun are fast growing and upright. Rising Sun is also shiny which is nice.

The first picture is of two new ones this year from a local nursery. I'm looking forward to seeing them next year.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 2:05PM
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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

September Sun and Sun Hosta. I cannot find Sept Sun but here is Sun Hosta. Paula

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 4:00PM
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old_dirt(5b)

Wow! Thanks everyone for your suggestions, lots of nice ones out there. I wish I could have gotten the bed ready and planted this year but I've only had use of one arm since the end of July.

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gardens1(5b ON)

Hopefully things get better with your arm. Another to consider is Carolina Sunshine. Mine in full sun is still very dark green with a nice golden yellow edge, that has not bleached to ivory.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 7:32AM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Paula, where on earth did you get Hosta 'Sun' or am I not correct and it should be Hosta SUN? I'm still confused about nomenclature, but intend to work on that this winter.

The little lady from around Orlando had them too, and got them from a Florida nursery. I have not seen any available from my "usual suspects." So just what IS the nature or parentage of that particular hosta?

Hope your arm recovers, OldDirt.....it sure does put a hitch in gardening plans when only one arm can work. Like a one-armed paperhanger, as the saying goes.

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don_in_colorado

Gardens1, glad you mentioned 'Carolina Sunshine', forgot about that one. It's beautiful.

Don B.

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