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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




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