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Re: new expensive hostas

Joanne Pyszczek wrote:
> >How do you tell if the money is worth it?  I would not mind paying $50 or
> more
> >dollars for an unbelievably wonderful hosta that maintains its appearance
> I suppose the reputation of the hybridizer would be one factor.  But as
> Clyde said if you have specific plants in mind let us know, maybe someone
> has some experience with them.
> Some of the more expensive one's I've bought that I felt were well worth the
> price: Pandora's Box, Emerald Necklace,Patriots Fire.
> There are more I'm sure just can't think of them offhand.
> Joanne
>  jopyz@earthlink.net
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
Regardless of weather they are registered or not, there are many very
rare Hostas that require real searching to find.  Plants like Dorithy
Benidect(Benidect) , Satifaction ( a beautiful new hosta from Chick) 
Sea Zebra (Seavers)  Broadway Frances Williams (Crockett)  Cross Stitch
(Ruh/Zumbar) , Sailors Warning (C Seaver) or Saybrook Suprise (Lydell),
and many many more, you must sometimes mount a real search to even find
one on display. Finding  one takes even more time and diligance. 
Sometimes just being the first one to ask for a given plant is the best
way.  Some are only avaliable by trading another rare plant in turn. 
Some, are listed in certain lists from time to time.  Usually any that
are for sale, are in very limited numbers, and must be paid for quickly.
These rare plants, are one of the things that make owning hostas fun.  
Ran Lydell
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