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Darkest Green you grow

Posted by marquest z5 PA (My Page) on
Sat, May 12, 12 at 9:25

What is the darkest green Hosta you have in your garden?

The darkest ones I have is Black Hills. Ventricosa, and Lakeside Black Satin. I am trying to do a design and need a circle of dark to surround the decor.

Thanks for the suggestions.


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Tracy's Emerald Cup and Lakeside Coal Miner, both medium sized an Coal Miner, a giant (very fast growing).

Gesila


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Potomac Pride, Invincible, Lily Pad, Royal Standard.


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Ahhh, if you want something dark and shiny too, take a look at Candy Dish and Lederhosen. And Jaws which has long petioles and the leaf is more on the tip quite different.
Then maybe Celtic Uplands, not a big dude.


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Oh, I just found Irish Luck on my deck. It's a beauty!

Gesila


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Edge of Night

Paul


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Hey, Gesila, I got Irish Luck yesterday I think from LOTG. Look forward to it being a deep dark green.

And I'd forgotten about Invincible, Frank. But mine is not yet a significant plant, however the green is headed toward the dark side. It must take some hosta a while to live up to expectation.


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My invincible is just green. It's not very dark at all. It's about the same color as U. albomarginata.

bkay
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The darkest green I've seen (not mine) is a sport of Revolution.

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Blackjack. Especially in late summer.

Steve


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Squire John, great color in that picture. Right now, I think my Fragrant Blue is a deep dark Fragrant GREEN! It looks a lot like that deep green plant.

If I were not afraid of ivy, I'd love to have ivy the color in your photo.


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I'd have to say Black Hills. I also have one of those sports of Revolution,that used to be a Revolution,but changed over to all green Leaves. Revolution never did grow very well for me,so I'm keeping the greenie. Phil


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I had to leave them at my last house, but Potomac Pride was a shiny leaved dark green strong grower for me.


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Thank you all for the suggestions. When I finish I will post a pic. I really appreciate your help.


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Walking through my gardens today and noticed how very dark green this small one is ---Emerald Necklace!


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Midnight Oil


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