The Benedict Medal AOM 2011 - #2 Silver Bay

Steve Massachusetts Zone 5bNovember 3, 2012

Here's a great Hosta that won't be a HOTY for many years to come, if at all. Silver Bay is a Don Dean introduction, and you may have heard that Don's blues are considered outstanding. Silver Bay is one of his best.

Here is mine, a two year old plant. Picture taken in June.

A medium sized blue plant with excellent texture and rugosity in the leaves, Silver Bay is one of the bluest plants in the garden. It's been registered since 1999 and it's available at reasonable prices at Hallson, Naylor and Made in the Shade. I'm curious as to how many forum members grow it.

Here's one from a 2011 convention garden.

Show em if you got em.


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Mine is also 2nd year but much smaller than yours Steve. I love the color.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 10:49AM
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MadPlanter1 zone 5

I don't have it yet, but it's on the want list for 2013. I saw one in a friend's garden and was very impressed with it.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 7:59PM
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More than likely, it was Steve's Silver Bay which sold me. I liked the look of it, and hope it pairs well with Clear Fork River Valley, Blue Angel, Elegans, and Van Wade Blue, my other vigorous blues.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 12:02AM
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I just got Silver Bay late this season. Love it. Frost this week just turned it into a squishy mess but I look forward to that beautiful blue next season.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 12:31AM
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