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Re[2]: top 10 hosta

Clyde, thanks for prompting a response.  I looked at Bob Solberg's list and
realized my perspective spans about 20 years more than his, going back to
1960. Due to the "longer" view I would have the following Top 10 hosta of
the millennium:

     undulata Albo Marginata
     sieboldiana 'Elegans'
     Frances Williams
     Gold Standard
     Golden Tiara
     August Moon
     Great Expectations

     These plants are listed in order of total sales for the past 40 years,
     during the rapid growth of the hosta craze. Royal Standard is
     certainly higher than Great Expectations in plant usage.

     No doubt the plants Bob included, different from my list, Sum &
     Substance, Beatrice and Patriot are contributors, but I would put the
     others higher in ranking. June and Patriot are subsets of Halcyon and
     Antioch, certainly distinct in their own right. A fast growing S&S
     would have swept the world quickly; alas such is not yet available.

     Just my opinion.
     Regards, bruce

______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
Subject: Re: top 10 hosta
Author:  hosta-open@mallorn.com (owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com) at HERCULES
Date:    02/29/2000 11:04 PM

In a message dated 2/29/2000 8:54:10 PM Central Standard Time,
backhoe@socket.net writes:

<< Robert Solberg with Green Hill Farm in Chapel Hill, N.C., did something
 fun in a recent issue of his newsletter, "The Green Hill Gossip." He
 decided to publish what he considers the Top 10 hostas of the millennium,
 based on the impact they've had on the industry. Here's his list,
 beginning with No. 1: 'Frances Williams,' 'Sum and Substance,' 'Beatrice,'
 'Great Expectations,' 'Gold Standard,'
 Moon,' 'Golden Tiara,' 'Halcyon,' Hosta lancifolia var. undulata and
 'Patriot.'  >>
 I can see what Bob has taken into account. I'd agree with him, except
Can someone tell me why that would be included?I would've put June as #10.

What would you include?

Clyde Crockett
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