hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: question about blue hostas

  • Subject: Re: question about blue hostas
  • From: "Sandra Fain" <slfain@earthlink.net>
  • Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 21:44:33 -0600

Hi, Bug Girl,
    If you can have only one, why don't you get Blue Shadows? This is SLOWWWWW growing so will be really small for a long, long time.  It is varigated but the blue in it is really nice.  You might check its looks in the Library.  sandra
 In a message dated 5/21/2002 6:45:18 AM Pacific Standard Time, slfain@earthlink.net writes:

So far, I think the bluest of mine - and this may be the soil and sun and climatic conditions here- is Lakeside Blue.  I have a smaller Buckeye Blue and this is going to be a really beautiful blue, also. Of course, I have many blues and love them all.

Yes, I have heard it is the climate, and a cool climate means they are bluer, because the blue coating won't melt off. I am not sure if this is correct, but someone told me that.  I think San Francisco, is ideal for growing blue hostas, but the nurseries only carry Blessingham Blue, (spelling is wrong) and it a large Hosta, that is not blue at all. I don't have room for Blue Angle or Big Daddy, really, Am I Blue is also large, but slow growing so I was hoping to make an exception, in my not buying big Hosta rule. The problem in San Francisco, is rents are high and gardens are small, so I can have as many as I wish, just hoping one will look blue or me, I need a very reliable blue. I may only have space for one more Hosta, unless I take something out. I have very nice yellows, growing. Little pot of sun shines does great.

Bug Girl

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index