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Best New Hosta and the Dogs

I appreciate your making comments about newer varieties.  We try to bring several new varieties into the lab each year.  Some are hits, others are dogs.  The trouble is that I go on a few people's opinion about what is good (you might note that we fell for silver penny). 
If the Robin is looking for a new topic after political exhaustion (I notice the lemmings are running into the sea), I think this is a good one.  It helps me know what you all want in new Hosta (which also helps keep the price down), and it shows others what different Hosta lovers find interesting.  I realize the other labs are probably lurking, but so be it.
Now what are your five new favorites (or fewer if that is all there were) that will still be here after a couple of years,
and what are the five (or fewer) that are potential shovel bait. 
Thanks for the help,
Jim Anderson
-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Moore <hosta@bardstown.com>
To: Hosta Open <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Monday, August 30, 1999 6:27 AM
Subject: Re:Hosta of the Year

The jury is still out on which hosta we bought this year that will turn out to be our favorite. H. Wolverine is the early front runner. For last year the hands down winner is H. Warwick Curtsey. It is absolutely as beautiful today as it was early this spring and not many of our plants can make that claim after 2 1/2 months of drought with temps constantly in the 90s (or over 100). H. Lunar Orbit gets an honorable mention. Both are great plants. While Clyde didn't ask for it I like to give equal credit to the we wish we would have saved our money award. For 98 we have a tie between H. Shiny Penny and H. Sweet Tater Pie. What we don't like is the fact they turn a sickly chartreuse color early and stay that way. The winner so far this year is Pineapple Upside Down Cake, also an early viridescent.
Tom Moore Bardstown, KY Z6

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