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vase shaped upright suggestions

Posted by garden_crazy z5 N IL (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 29, 12 at 14:45

I need some suggestions on med-xl tall, upright, vase-shaped hostas. I have Niagara Falls and Key West, Regal Splendor, Sagae............. -Thanks


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Look up Hosta nigrescens, perhaps the 'original' vase-shaped Hosta.

fwiw,

hh


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Billy,

How could you not suggest Rascal, as it is one of your favorites? What's not to like? A cool light green color that changes during the season, tall, vigorous. A great Hosta. Sport of Gold Regal.
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Steve


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pic of my prior suggestion Hosta nigrescens:
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hh


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As suggested by SteveMASS, yes, indeed, Rascal is perfect for your description, and is Gold Regal, the latter a long time and forever fave of mine.

fwiw,

hh


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American Sweetheart- on the smaller side but i real eye catcher
Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: American Sweetheart


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This H. 'Cadillac' has a nice vase shape. I planted it only this year, got it from Land of the Giants.
Bernd


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Thank you for your great suggestions. Cadillac has been on and off my to get list for years Your pic will get in my garden by next spring. -Also nigrescens - gorgeous! By the looks of Cadillac Bernd, I will probably be ordering it from LotG. Never ordered from them before.

Thanks!


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garden_crazy, After I got so many green center with yellow or white margin hostas, I try to concentrate now on center variegated ones, so I like 'Cadillac'.

I like to buy from where I will get good size crowns and more than one eye. Large leaves and more than one eye suggest that I will see a happy more mature plant next spring. Life is short, why should I wait too many years to see a mature plant? In contrast, I bought some one-eye plants elsewhere years ago and they are still one eye.
Bernd


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Besides plain green of any shade, my weakness is for the light yellow/cream/white centers with any size green margin. Your Cadillac is a beauty, Bernd.

I also like the light centers which end up streaking and turning darker, like Golden Meadows does. It has so much going on.


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