Lots of L

shade_tolerantDecember 31, 2009

The letter L should take us on for awhile, so many L hostas, especially with the Lakeside ones.

Here are a couple to get us started.

First up is Lakeside Ripples, I love this hosta, it is big, I couldn't even get the whole thing so this is shot from the top. It is also tall with a beautiful sheen to the piecrust leaves, nothing likes to eat it either.

And Lemon Meringue, this one is a real honey, nice lemony color and white backs, what's not to love?

And a very Happy New Year to everybody!!

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hostabff

I do have a lot of Ls and I "need" Lemon Meringue (Do you ever have trouble spelling that word? I do every time.)

Liberty - One of my favorites and a show stopper in the garden!

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 12:10PM
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loisflan

I love this little guy - Lakeside Baby Face

Lakeside April Snow

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 1:02PM
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hostabff

Another favorite - glows in the shade:

Lakeside Cha Cha

Lakeside Cha Cha Leaf

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 2:09PM
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tepelus z6a SW MI

I have only three L's, one of which I don't have a picture, which is Lakeside Black Satin. The other two:

London Fog, 1st yr TC babe

Lucy Vitols, seems to be a slow grower for me. But, I've only had her two years.

Karen

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 6:16PM
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mctavish6

More added to "the list". I have lots of L's which is no surprise. I have cut out quite a few.

The next one never stopped growing from the time I got it. It's a great plant!

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 6:56PM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

Loyalist

Last Dance - New in 09

Little Sunspot

Paul

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 8:45PM
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hostabff

McT - I really like the markings on Lime Smoothy as it goes through the season. Perhaps I should not have passed up this club hosta. Lederhosen is interesting too and shiny.

Here are some more Lakesides:

Lakeside Cupcake

Lakeside Dragonfly

Lakeside Downsized (nice grower)

Lakeside Shoremaster

Lakeside Scamp (new in '09)- Love te shape of the little leaf.

Lakeside Prophesy - Beautiful form to the leaf and nice bumps for a youngster.

Lakeside Prissy Miss

    Bookmark   January 1, 2010 at 1:08PM
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hostasformez4(4/5)

Three of my L hostas.

Lancifolia, an oldie but I think a goodie

Love Pat #1

Love Pat #2

Lady Isobel Barnett

Connie

    Bookmark   January 1, 2010 at 8:38PM
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swmogardens(6)

This one is special to me because I got it from my mother-in-laws garden right before she passed away and her home was sold. I call them moms hostas.

Lancifolia and nandina.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2010 at 12:18PM
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hostabff

More Liberty because it is so striking!

    Bookmark   January 2, 2010 at 12:54PM
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manyhosta(z4b MN)

Does anyone have h. Lake Superior? Pix, comments, opinions?

    Bookmark   January 2, 2010 at 2:03PM
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bunnycat(z6 NY)

Lemon Lime

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 12:22PM
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shade_tolerant

Manyhosta, no Lake Superior in my collection, checked it out on HL and was surprised at the ones named after different lakes.
Bunnycat, what a pretty grouping!

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 2:15PM
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donrawson(Z 5)

Perhaps plant all of them in a circle, and put Great Lakes or Great Lakes Gold in the middle?

    Bookmark   January 4, 2010 at 11:33AM
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manyhosta(z4b MN)

Ah, exactly! I was thinking of planting them on a slope in Superior Michigan Huron Erie Ontario order, with Great Lakes, Great Lakes Gold, and maybe Great Plains. Georgian Bay would be a nice addition to that grouping.

But, where to find them?

    Bookmark   January 4, 2010 at 9:26PM
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bunnycat(z6 NY)

manyhosta....Many are Ran Lydell's introductions...and at least some are for sale at his Eagle Bay Gardens business. Website currently under construction, found the listings after choosing the "introductions" button on the left.
I found Great Lakes Gold at a garden store a few years ago. I think that one should be easy to find, and inexpensive

    Bookmark   January 5, 2010 at 1:24AM
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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

Lakeside Love Affaire. Phil

    Bookmark   January 5, 2010 at 9:12AM
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tsbccowboy(Minnesota zone 4B)

Lots of nice L's everybody!


Lakeside Black Satin
6/11/09

    Bookmark   January 8, 2010 at 12:38PM
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