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The Benedict Medal AOM 2011 - #2 Silver Bay

Posted by steve_mass 5b (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 3, 12 at 7:13

Here's a great Hosta that won't be a HOTY for many years to come, if at all. Silver Bay is a Don Dean introduction, and you may have heard that Don's blues are considered outstanding. Silver Bay is one of his best.

Here is mine, a two year old plant. Picture taken in June.
Silver Bay

A medium sized blue plant with excellent texture and rugosity in the leaves, Silver Bay is one of the bluest plants in the garden. It's been registered since 1999 and it's available at reasonable prices at Hallson, Naylor and Made in the Shade. I'm curious as to how many forum members grow it.

Here's one from a 2011 convention garden.
Silver Bay Pictures, Images and Photos

Show em if you got em.


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RE: The Benedict Medal AOM 2011 - #2 Silver Bay

Mine is also 2nd year but much smaller than yours Steve. I love the color.


RE: The Benedict Medal AOM 2011 - #2 Silver Bay

I don't have it yet, but it's on the want list for 2013. I saw one in a friend's garden and was very impressed with it.

RE: The Benedict Medal AOM 2011 - #2 Silver Bay

More than likely, it was Steve's Silver Bay which sold me. I liked the look of it, and hope it pairs well with Clear Fork River Valley, Blue Angel, Elegans, and Van Wade Blue, my other vigorous blues.

RE: The Benedict Medal AOM 2011 - #2 Silver Bay

I just got Silver Bay late this season. Love it. Frost this week just turned it into a squishy mess but I look forward to that beautiful blue next season.

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