The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

You'll never guess the name of this one!


You'll never guess the name of this one!

Just found this new hosta today, I loved its fresh green and the symmetry!



Comments on this photo

 

Its a lovely one Sticki! :)....and no, I can't even begin to guess...'cream stripe'? lol :)

10 Apr, 2012

 

shall i leave you to guess for a bit?

10 Apr, 2012

 

Grows on You ? lol ....

10 Apr, 2012

 

great idea hywel!!! but no ~ maybe one day they will do that?

10 Apr, 2012

 

Is it H.Tease ?

10 Apr, 2012

 

nope! good one SL

shall i tell you?

10 Apr, 2012

 

please :-))

10 Apr, 2012

 

'Night before Christmas'

how can a hosta be called that???!!!!

10 Apr, 2012

 

How indeed? ;)

10 Apr, 2012

 

i had to check twice!!!

10 Apr, 2012

 

that's incredible :-)

10 Apr, 2012

 

i might remember it because its so ridiculous???

10 Apr, 2012

 

lol :-))

10 Apr, 2012

 

;-)

10 Apr, 2012

 

What a lovely Hosta! Hope the snails keep at bay after all this rain.................

10 Apr, 2012

 

very true lulu, perhaps the christmas fairy will protect it???

10 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely...maybe it will survive "til the night before Christmas" :))

10 Apr, 2012

 

lets hope so scottish!! although i hope it will be a bit longer??

10 Apr, 2012

 

I am just SO envious that your hosta has leaves at all - mine seem to be on strike!!!

x

10 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely one :)

10 Apr, 2012

 

i bought it new today wildrose, the rest are still in bud!

thanks pixi, i liked it too!!

10 Apr, 2012

 

I didn't mean before it died completely, just til it dies back. Didn't mean to upset your Hosta Sticki :))))). Im sure you'll be enjoying it for years to come :)
Wildrose have you tried just looking below the surface of the soil. All of mine bar one is through. I had a wee poke about today and it's just about to poke its head out. I thought I had lost it!!

10 Apr, 2012

 

oh thats ok then thanks scottish ~ shall i go and tell it you didnt mean it???

10 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely photo, would never have guessed in a million years lol

10 Apr, 2012

 

im not sure the other hostas are as symmetrical??? i expect its because its new??

thanks DD

10 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely! I'm making all sorts of plans for 'hanging hostas of Spain' in my garden as I love them so much - trouble is we're surrounded by walls that act as high-rise accommodation for snails! I can't put down anything fatal to get rid of them because we also have wall lizards and I don't want my garden to turn into an animal cemetary, so I'm trying to devise something where I can keep hostas withOUT the snails! Probably an exercise in futility!

11 Apr, 2012

 

"Night Before Christmas"!!
They're off their heads aren't they!!??
I've lifted one of my hostas for the move, but I'm giving it to Sue as I found it too invasive!

11 Apr, 2012

amy
Amy
 

LOL maybe that's when the first new variety emerged !

11 Apr, 2012

 

Is this "Fire and Ice" Hosta,Sticki? Was looking for it all over the weekend!! To no avail.Sorry,have just read it's "Night before Xmas" They are very similar.:0)))

11 Apr, 2012

 

it is similar meadowland ~ they also had fire and ice which i like very much but i had already got that.

good thought amy!

i must say they are creative with their names meanie!!

nariz, let me know how you get on, there was that wonderful garden full of hostas a little while ago on tv including many hanging hostas ~ could you hang them just a little away from the wall???
im now wondering if i could hang them on my fence ~ you have got me thinking now ~ thank you!!

11 Apr, 2012

 

Looks a lovely plant, Sticki. I noticed on ebay yesterday there was a seller who dealt only with hostas, over 400 varieties and what a lot of funny names. I was very tempted :)

11 Apr, 2012

 

the baby ones are nice too Gee; some names seem eminently suitable but you do wonder about others??!!

i think heucheras have good names

11 Apr, 2012

 

That's gorgeous, Sticki, despite the daft name.
Love hostas, but so do my slugs. Nariz, that is a really good suggestion. I will try that. They would look really good in baskets and it means I could have baskets in the shady bit of the garden, too.

11 Apr, 2012

 

thanks oji, same here ~ far too many slugs ~ yuk!!

baskets would be nice

11 Apr, 2012

 

That's a very pretty Hosta, Sticki ... shame about the daft name though ... I had Hostas in large pots last year by the South facing front door ... they actually thrived better than the ones in the shady area of the back garden! ... No rhyme or reason to the gardening 'rules' sometimes ... lol!

11 Apr, 2012

 

lovely sticki hostas are brill i love them (put oyster grit shell around the bases ) or any coarse sharp gravel lol

11 Apr, 2012

 

thanks shirley, i have a feeling some hostas are fine in the sun but others prefer the shade??

where do you get oyster grit pete?? sounds a good idea

just thought it would be interesting to make a collection of strangely named plants!!

11 Apr, 2012

 

its found at pet shops sticki or farm supplies its grit for hens cheers

12 Apr, 2012

 

You're welcome, Sticki! Isn't there something along the lines of 'Great minds ...........?' ;o)

12 Apr, 2012

 

thanks pete

i think there is, it will be trial and mostly error here!!

12 Apr, 2012

 

Saw a Hosta named 'Guacamole' this morning .....

12 Apr, 2012

 

only the slugs could tell us if it tasted good i suppose shirley??

12 Apr, 2012

 

Lol, Sticki!!! .......

12 Apr, 2012

 

;-)

12 Apr, 2012

 

Night before Christmas? How on earth did that name get associated with a Hosta? Very nice plant anyway Stickie. Providing you can keep the slugs away hostas seem to do well in most places. I have some in the front garden where the sun shines for a lot of the day. They make good pot plants as well. I divide mine up every few years.

13 Apr, 2012

 

i have two very well established and much too large hostas that i need to split up linda, they have been in the garden forever [here when we came] so i think they may be a bit of a challenge!

13 Apr, 2012

 

they are tough to dig up and split but need doing really in the late Autumn.

13 Apr, 2012



Comment on this photo


Pictures by all members
76474 of 273464

  • Flowers_2012_017_copy
  • Photo5787

What else?

View photos by Stickitoffee

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    16 Mar, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Nov, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    13 May, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Jul, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Jul, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 May, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    24 Mar, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Aug, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 May, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    17 Aug, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    20 Nov, 2008

  • amy
    Amy

    Gardening with friends since
    17 Apr, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    29 Mar, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    18 Sep, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    8 Apr, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    7 Sep, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    5 May, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    11 Oct, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 Mar, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    27 Oct, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    11 Feb, 2012

  • Gardening with friends since
    6 Jun, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    30 Dec, 2011