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Re: a great hosta

I think the merits of hosta flowers and hosta foliage are well know to most
everyone on this list.

It's just a matter of what you prefer. I like both.

Mark Zillis gave an excellent slide show on hosta flowers at the winter
scientific meeting in Chicago this past winter. Mark is trying to breed for
better flower display.

Chocolate/ Vanilla
War/ Peace

It's all a matter of opinion except for War/Peace.

Or am I wrong.

Love your hostas and your fellow hosta lovers.


Dan Nelson
Bridgeville DE
zone 7
-----Original Message-----
From: Diane <true-blue@prodigy.net>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Friday, October 16, 1998 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: a great hosta

>What's wrong with hosta flowers?  God help me
>> for disparaging a hosta, but even the most fabulous flower you can
>> think of on a hosta doesn't hold a candle to the plainest daylily, or
>> to hundreds of other perennials, annual, and tropicals I can think
>> of.
>If hosta flowers aren't so fabulous, then why did I win a blue ribbon
>for my 'August Moon' flower at the county fair this year - in a category
>that allowed "any perennial not listed"? (This was a big category - they
>only have separate categories for about 10 perennials).  I realize it's
>only the county fair, but the point is to NOT discount how other people
>feel about hosta flowers! The judges for the show are State Certified,
>and go to many county fairs each year.
>  And, I HAVE removed entire flower scapes from daylilies that are
>young, in order to get them to produce more fans faster - just as one
>would do with a hosta. And, I think the "plainest daylily" is, in fact,
>ugly (check those awful ditch lilies). But that's a matter of opinion.
>Zone 5, Ohio
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