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How Many Colors Do Your Leaves Have? Post 'em!

Posted by Don_in_Colorado 6a (My Page) on
Fri, May 23, 14 at 23:48

There is a really cool page in newest edition of The Hosta Journal that has a close-up shot of a leaf from H. 'Broad Band'. The page is titled "How many colors can you find on this hosta leaf?" and nine various shades of greenish-bluish hues can be seen. (not counting the water spots) Add the white coloring of the margin, and the total is ten. I have a lot of pics of my hostas accumulated from the last three seasons, but so far, (haven't looked at ALL my pics so far) this pic of 'Guardian Angel' seems to be the most varied, with five shades/colors I can discern.

How many colors/shades can be seen in your most colorfully-variegated plants? Post 'em here!

Don B.

This post was edited by Don_in_Colorado on Fri, May 23, 14 at 23:51


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Light green with white streaks (Striptease)

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Orange, as in marmalade

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Blue, reminds me of Hawaii

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Dreamy yellow on this Queen.

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White to cream to green to dark, dark green almost blue in person...a Temptation.

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Green to chartreuse to cream with great expectations.

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A light bruiser which certainly has sum and substance

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Pastel colors hazed together in a promise of June.

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Hadspen Tasmania is a blue place without this.

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A victory of greens and creams

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A golden meadow of delightful triple greens.

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Dark green and white and ready for a fight..Minuteman

No time to tidy up, just a quick walk.

Jon

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Haven't counted the colors, but I think it might compete! This is El Capitan.


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White, cream, light green, very light green, dark green, pea green, Loden green (just somehow popped in to my head)

I get 8; a real kaleidoscope of color there HH.


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Ginsu Knife - dark green, light green, white, gold, turquoise

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DD

This post was edited by DelawareDonna on Sat, May 24, 14 at 22:37


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Even some of the more colorful 'June' leaves have 4-7 colors.

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tj


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The leaves on Barbara Ann were looking very colorful today. I count five- light green, dark green, light blue, dark blue, and white. This is so pretty before it starts to drawstring, boo.
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Rainbow's End has quite a few shades
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I couldn't get any more hosta pics today, so how about this Japanese painted fern?
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Don, that is a beautiful photo of your GA! I received a division from a neighbour last year in trade for helping her rip out an extremely invasive ground cover. I was so eager for GA to emerge this spring. Can you blame me? I find the form of the leaves and colours of this hosta to be beautiful, simply beautiful. The colours are getting more pronounced each passing day.

Jo


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Indeed, Jo. I do love GA, some of my favorite variegation on a hosta.

These are really great pics, everyone. El Capitan, what can I say, Hostahosta! Wow, that's incredible variegation.

Don B.


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4 or 5 colours in the streaks of my new 'Confused Angel'.


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Simply wunnerful pictures. I'm adding El Capitan to the top of my order list, right above all the new fragrants.

If somebody has Photoshop, don't they count the colors in a picture? Also, some of the enlargements/closeups remind me of cross stitch or needlepoint. They'd make beautiful needlework.

I also like the Confused Angel. I'll have to find my new Guardian Angel to see what the heck its been doing for the last month since it arrived. (See, I need to keep the new guys corralled so I can become familiar with them.)

Please keep adding. This is like the tricolor thread on steroids.


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  • Posted by luuk 9b (My Page) on
    Sun, May 25, 14 at 16:44

Some colors even here.

El Nino
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'Fire and Ice'


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'Sagae' showing quite a variety of colour.


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Who knew 'Striptease' could look like this so early in the season?


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