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Re: : Blue Hostas

  • Subject: Re: : Blue Hostas
  • From: "Bill Meyer" <njhosta@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 10:04:53 -0400

Hi Everybody,
         I guess for my money, the five bluest hostas available in the trade would be in no particular order --- 'Blue Ice', 'Winfield Blue', 'Fulda', 'Deep Blue Sea', and 'Hadspen Blue'. Each of these is different in appearance, so all five are worthy additions to any garden. I found a 'Hadspen Blue' mixed in with the 'Halcyon's at a nursery once and was surprised at how much bluer it was than 'Halcyon'. If you want a big blue one, Walden West sells a plant under the name 'Willy Nilly' which isn't really 'Willy Nilly'. This plant is probably the bluest big sieboldiana-type there is out there for sale. I don't know what that plant really is, but I'd definitely recommend it for the low asking price.
         I think the future will bring bluer hostas than we used to have, and Bev Stegeman's 'Skylight' looks like a good example of this. Looks really good Bev. Could you tell us the parentage of it?
                                                                                                .........Bill Meyer 

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