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H. 'Rascal' if for no other reason than I am one . . .

Posted by hostahillbilly Zone 4 (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 9, 12 at 22:24

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one of many Hosta that are celebrated for changing color/pattern over the season.

I love the subtlety.

hh


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RE: H. 'Rascal' if for no other reason than I am one . . .

HH, it's great to have you drop these tidbits into the discussion, plants I'll probably never see in real life, and they are so different.

Is it the light, or is the plant really a smoky grayish blue and avocado butter color? With gray-blue veins streaking like antiqued art work? Exceptionally pretty.


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RE: H. 'Rascal' if for no other reason than I am one . . .

Gorgeous!!!


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RE: H. 'Rascal' if for no other reason than I am one . . .

Wow! Stunning plant.


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RE: H. 'Rascal' if for no other reason than I am one . . .

This is a great Hosta and under appreciated in my opinion. It's upright, it changes color over the season and it will have occasional streaks and variegation. Oh and it's a great grower. Find one.

This one is a second year plant. It's about 30 inches high.
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Steve


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RE: H. 'Rascal' if for no other reason than I am one . . .

moccasin:

naw, no light tricks here, it really looks like this early in the season, and as noted by another poster, it's one of the Hostas that's celebrated for it's change in color(s) through the growing season.

viva la difference,

hh


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RE: H. 'Rascal' if for no other reason than I am one . . .

Moc...
Mine is in its 2nd season, in LOTS of morning sun and it looks much like HH's.

It's a great plant.

I got a nice large plant from Hallson's last year and it's really beefed up this year!


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RE: H. 'Rascal' if for no other reason than I am one . . .

I am still waiting for someone to tell the story behind the name on this hosta.


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RE: H. 'Rascal' if for no other reason than I am one . . .

I think the story was in one of the Hosta journals. It goes something like this.

Mark Zillis named this Hosta Alex Summers and was selling it under this name. Meanwhile the real Alex Summers (not the Hosta) had given permission to someone else to name a Hosta after him. Alex called up Mark and told him to stop selling a Hosta with his name on it. So Mark then named the Hosta after Alex Summers' dog, Rascal. Warren Pollock's write up is much funnier than mine.

HH, thinks it was named after him.

Steve


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RE: H. 'Rascal' if for no other reason than I am one . . .

Thanks Steve. I knew it something about Alex' dog.


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RE: H. 'Rascal' if for no other reason than I am one . . .

Yup, Mr. Summers dog.

The only one who would name a hosta after me is my wife, and yes she already has (without consulting me, of course ;-(

Mr. Pollock's 'What's in a Hosta Name' is always the first thing I read in the journal.

hh


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RE: H. 'Rascal' if for no other reason than I am one . . .

Very interesting bit of information there. I am into names, even though they say "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet".....and people as well as other life forms sometimes live up to a good name, or are treated according to what a name leads folks to expect from them.


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RE: H. 'Rascal' if for no other reason than I am one . . .

I am into names too and got a Rascal 3 years ago because it's the name of my granddaughter's cat. And I love it! It's almost as pretty as that Maine Coon cat.

chris


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