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For whom your heart is beating faster

Posted by wieslaw59 Denmark (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 3, 12 at 8:31

While the poll-mania is at it's highest on this forum, I have a REAL ONE. The situation is: the mankind is leaving this planet, you are only allowed to take 3 (three) hostas with you.

Nobody will listen to : 'It's too hard to choose only 3' or alike. You cannot sneak in # 4 or 5 or tie or whatever. There is no place or time for this.

Can you share with os which ones do you love the most?


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Sagae
Regal Splendor
Paul's Glory


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OUCH! This is gonna hurt....

Sagae
Montana Aureomarginata
Dancing Queen


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Montana Aureomarginata
Sun Power
Fuji-Botan


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Paradise Power
Sagae
Olive Bailey Langdon


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It would have to be:

Dorothy Benedict (a streaked sieboldiana type)
montana f. Macrophylla (for leaf shape)
Plantaginea

From these three you can breed the others.

Steve


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Picked partially because I think the three would be nice planted together (which they aren't in my garden) and would show off the qualities of each other.

Jade Cascade
Paradigm
Sea Gulf Stream


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If I could only take 3, it would have to be ones that are bulletproof and have a history of breeding or sporting. So I'd go with

August Moon (50 sports)
Sieboldiana Elegans (46 sports) self seeds all the time
Sum & Substance (57 sports)

They are all oldies, but still gorgeous plants to start over with!


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Krossa Regal
Sum & Substance
montana Aureomarginata


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Well, since Steve has the breeding covered ;) I am going to go with

Sagae
Holden Meadows
Guardian Angel

:D


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err....GOLDEN Meadows too :P


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If we are leaving and I have to carry these I am going small.

Corn Belt
American Sweetheart
Brim Cup

Can I bring a heuchera or 2 also? (jk no im not) Paula


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I'm also going to travel light and narrow it down to the one that is giving me the most warm and fuzzies this year-

Tokudama Flavocircinalis

....it's got chartreuse, it's got blue, it's got corrugation, it's got a little cupping....I'm all set.


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The 20 limit was a total joke for me, as I could do that list twice a day for 20 days, so I'm not even going here.

Nice try, teehee!

hh


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Since Steve is on my ship with his hosta gene pool, I have the Liberty to choose what I like, which is a variegated, a big blue and a big yellow :

Liberty,
Blue Umbrellas,
Sum and Substance.


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I will pick the ones that always look great, no burn, no slugs and are happy and bigger every year. I will leave the breading to you guys.

Krossa Regal
Regal Splendor
Little Treasure

and I would toss a coin on Striptease or sneak it in because rules are meant to be broken...


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Hostahillbilly, the last travel is voluntary. You can stay here with all your hostas and watch them explode.Nobody will force you.

I think I could be a 'soul mate' with the person called mosswitch(the same hostas)


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So far they all seem to be my favorite one , then I see another and blow my bubble. Why nobody posted their fav pictures too?? Some of us are new at this and have to look up all the posted ones ;)


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LOL Remember the world will explode. We have to go. No time for photo! Working on hosta smuggling device right now.


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Like Steve, I have to think about breeding, while still sticking to my favorites . . .

First Frost . . . (gives me nice powder blue seedlings)
Emerald Ruff Cut . . . (for the green & yellow color, ruffles, & puckering traits)
Fickle Blue Genes . . . (need a decent streaker for breeding variegated seedlings)

Almosthooked, here's the pix for you:

First Frost:
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Emerald Ruff Cut:
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photo courtesy HostaLibrary. I don't have a current pic of mine

Fickle Blue Genes:
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photo courtesy HostaLibrary. Mine is too young yet for a good photo.

Wendy


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if I really had to pick my top three favorites, it's pretty easy- though like the top 20 list, this could change in time.

It's Tokudama F

Thunderbolt

Manhattan

pics

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excuse my interruption: coll 123, your Manhattan made me soft in my knees.Never seen it before.

You may continue.


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coll, I like your garden, and especially that H.'Manhattan', beautiful! Bernd


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Wow, that Manhattan is perfection!
Golden Meadows
June
Regal Promenade


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Thanks, guys- I love Manhattan too. It's only fault is that it wants to face the neighbor's yard for some reason. Very annoying when plants do that!


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Coll 123 - where do you live? Doesn't the '10' mean 'Zone 10'? I want to move there.

Westy


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Hm, not sure how that number got changed. I'm in zone five, in Maine


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Hey, wait a minute. What's with these male hostaholics? "Mankind" has to leave this planet NOW, and all they are taking with them is hosta? What about women? You know, wives, sisters, mothers, daughters, significant others? As a part of the ignored "womankind," I protest this hosta-sexism!

Kate


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Dublinbay, Womankind can take their hostas too.

Correction to coll 123: it can't change once we've departed. You can't just go back and change your hostas .


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Coll123: I figured something was awry with that zone. I was betting you are either in Maine or the PNW. Your garden is absolutely gorgeous - can you send more pix? The hostas are perfect, the stone walls are amazing - and it looks like there's a lot of dappled shade. Perfect. Please post more or let us know if you're in the gallery.

Thanks,
Westy


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Thank you all for sharing. Only 17 people from this forum love hostas?

Here are the results : only 36 hostas are loved enough to be taken to another planet.

Only 9 hostas are loved by more than 1 person.Here they are:

Sagae
Montana Aureomarginata
Sum and Substance
Krossa Regal
Sun Power
Golden Meadows
Fuji Botan
Regal Splendour
Tokudama F

27 hostas will be taken by 1 person:

American Sweetheart
August Moon
Blue Umbrellas
Brim Cup
Corn Belt
Dancing Queen
Dorothy Benedict
Emerald Ruff Cuff
Fickle Blue Genes
First Frost
Guardian Angel
Jade Cascade
June
Liberty
Little Treasure
Manhattan
Montana f. macrophylla
Olive Bay Langdon
Paradise Power
Paradigm
Paul's Glory
Plantaginea
Regal Promenade
Sea Gulf Stream
Sieboldiana Elegans
Thunderbolt

So, the hostas above are the REAL WINNERS. The rest are just fillers.


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Interesting results but I am going to still work on my hosta smuggling device just in case. Thank you for putting this together for us. It was fun. Have a great grow day, Paula


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Actually the United Nations decided that only couples may leave, so there you have it, 6 hostas is the limit.


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Thanks Paula. Thanks to this thread I've got 2 new plants on my OMG-list.(Manhattan and Emerald Ruff Cut)


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Hmmm, how did I not see this thread when it began? I was up until midnight central zone, GMT -5 counting daylight savings.

I'm going with a lot of hosta SEED. Then for plants:
Dorothy Benedict, the prolific multiplier
Plantaginea, because I adore this one, although just my luck the place we land will be ice cold
Sagae because it is so vigorous


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Nice to see Sagae on so many lists. I don't have a lot of Hostas, but it is my favorite. It is huge, and even though I don't know what I am doing, it looks great. I also love my Nigrecens, and my Black Hills. I don't see those much, but mine are really nice.


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Hey nobody said we couldn't smuggle seeds in our socks or somwhere! I'm takin' my seeds!


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