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Hosta F 2021 ......................

Let's see some Fs today









I think it is the same cat!

Have a great day everyone ........

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  • djacobz568sewi
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago

    Few more:





    I edited this post because I posted the wrong photo. I had posted Paul’s Glory by mistake.


    about 4th year, gets nooo sun



    Fragrant Blue not sure of the date

    I also have Francee which did not warrant a photo because it needs to be moved. And I also have several fortunei aureomarginatas, but can’t find a photo anywhere.

    debra

  • mbug_gw
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago

    Steve....I'm with you. Love the frosty green. Tried FF Psalm Sunday twice with no luck.

    peren....great looking Fingerprint...added to the list! Fire and Ice is one of the best I've seen.

    Debra....very pretty pic of Fragrant Blue.

    Fire Island 5-7-21


    Fire Island #2 in pot 5-12-21


    Firn Line


    First Frost 5-15-21


    Fog Light... Autumn Frost on left 5-5-21. FL comes up with the frosty green color, then yellows up later.


    Forbidden Fruit 6-4-21...regressed quite a bit last year. Curious to see what happens next.


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    4 months ago

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    4 months ago

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  • peren.all Zone 5a Ontario Canada
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago

    sandyslopes what a beautiful Flemish Sky.

    Debra your FME looks so perfect hemmed in with the rocks. Nice Fragrant Blue & Fire and Ice. Check your pics when you have a chance. The one you labelled Frances Williams looks like it could be say a young Paul's Glory???

    mbug Thank you! Wonderful specimens as always but that Fog Light - fabulous. So happy Fingerprint is going on your list. The holes are from falling twigs impaling the leaves.



    Funny Mouse. Forgot about this cutie.

  • Shadow -4A-NB Canada
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago



    Fire and Ice



    Fragrant Bouquet



    Fragrant Blue- in dire need to be rescued from the Foxglove and Forget me Knots


    Fortunei Hyacinthina



    First Frost



    Fire Island



  • djacobz568sewi
    4 months ago

    Ok, time for comments===>>>
    Paula, the daffodils got me going, and I’ll take that little kitten!

    jocl17, your Frances Williams is really gorgeous…..glad you’ve got the hang of posting.

    BBC, Fire Island is lovely in that pot

    Sweet betsy, First Frost is so sweet in bloom isn’t it?

    Steve, I love Fox Fire Palm Sunday. I have looked for it and not been able to find it. Also love the leaves on Petticoat Junction, Flemish Beauty and Fruit Loops. I have a question……doesn’t First Blush need sun to turn red???

    Beth, all of your hostas are nice, but I think First Mate is just too cute! You also have a beautiful Frances Williams.

    Peren, I will have to call you Peren or I get you mixed up with sandyslopes……. :-D
    Your F&I in bloom is so pretty…….does it get a lot of sun? Your Fragrant Bouquet and Francis Williams are outstanding. I haven’t seen an FB that large and full. Frosted Dimples is a cutie! Also,
    you are absolutely right…….my Frances Williams is not!! This is what happens when you buy from a big box store. I was noticing my leaf shape looked different from everyone else’s……you are right….. I compared that picture with my Paul’s Glory and they look exactly the same!!! I think you have found several mislabeled plants in my garden and so has Utog. Glad you have a good eye!

    Saija ……. I love your Frisians! I am finding I like wavy leaves!

    Sandyslopes, you have such a blue Frances Williams….I love it! Does it sit in shade or sun….I understand they have a tendency to burn… your Flemish Sky is very pretty as well…..

    Mbug, thanks for the compliment on Fragrant Blue…..I have NOID that looks just like it that I call “Dead Ringer “. Haha…..it’s not the same as the flowers are different. Will post with n for NOID.
    I love your Fire Island next to Liberty (?). Nice complimentary colors there…..never seen Fog Light before…..it has such soft lovely colors.

    debra

  • nicholsworth Z6 Indianapolis
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago

    Paula..I'm proud of myself..I saw the black and white cat immediately!! 😜..

    fabulous Fs everyone!..I have First Frost, Fragrant Blue, Fragrant Bouquet, Francee, Frances Williams and Fortunei Albomarginata..I know the names..have tags..in the garage not by the plants!..for some no recent pics..for others uncertain IDs..so I'll let your photos speak for me! 😂..

    I'll post a few pics from 2021!..(look Sherry - got a few!)

    my funny Firn Line when it was new..


    4-15-20..then the following year it looks funny..


    4-19-21..

    I have to post one of my spring favorites..Fire Island


    4-19-21


    5-4-21

  • oursteelers 8B PNW
    4 months ago

    First Frost, right at the top


    Fried Bananas


  • gardenchick2010
    4 months ago

    Here's mine:


    FIRE ISLAND - early spring when she was beautiful



    FIRE ISLAND - in August after sun and slug damage, she still put up flower scapes. Moved her to a shadier spot, so hopefully less sun, and slug control she'll look good better this year.


    FIRE AND ICE


    FIRST FROST


    FORBIDDEN FRUIT


    FRAGRANT DREAM


    FRANCES WILLIAMS


  • sherrygirl zone5 N il
    4 months ago

    NW, looks like you did better than me with the photos😉

    Sherry

  • nicholsworth Z6 Indianapolis
    4 months ago

    Sherry..Lol!!..thanks!..as we go along you'll see "gaps" (no recent pics)..believe me..I have room for improvement 🙂..

  • newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada
    4 months ago

    I love that Air and Space Museum, Paula! Makes me laugh each time I look at it!

    Everybody's Frances Williams hosta look so good. I just got one a year or two ago. I hope it grows and looks like yours one day.



    Fairy Dust (center)



    Feather Boa



    Fragrant Bouquet (The big leaf to the right of it is a giant one eyed Brother Stefan!)



    First Frost


    Continuing . . .



  • newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago



    First Blush in June (I know that Bob Solberg said that this hosta needs sun to bring out the red.) It doesn't get much sun in this location. Didn't even flower in 2021. It's in a spin out bag. I plan to pull it out and position it in a sunnier spot. Then I will need to figure out where in the world I will actually plant it!



    Fruit Cup. Too bad I didn't get a picture of it with its flowers! Maybe next year?

  • djacobz568sewi
    4 months ago

    gchick, all of your hostas look really good....but if you don't do the 1/10 vinegar or ammonia drench in spring and fall the slugs will tear Fire Island to shreds as well as many other hostas with thinner leaves. (I know from experience......I have soooo many slugs!) But before that happens it sure does shine! Your Frances Williams is a beauty too.


    Oursteelers, love your Fried Banana! That Granny Smith Apple color is perfect!


    newhostalady, I really like your Feather Boa....does it stay that color? And also love that crinkley leaf on Fruit Cup.....also can't wait until my Brother Stehpen has one leaf that large ;-)


    p.s. mbug.... I never catch things like this.......as you can tell from above I didn't even realize my Frances Williams was really a Paul's Glory......but did you switch the names by mistake on your Fortuneis???? I am testing myself......hahaha


    debra


  • steve duggins(Z6a) - Central Ohio
    4 months ago

    So many nice Fire Islands that tempt me but won't break me.

    Shadow that is a wonderful FH flower festival you have going on there.

    ourSTEELERS! - when you say "right at the top", do you mean the big Hosta near the bottom of the picture? The Hosta at the top of the pic are pretty small. (Are you from Australia?)

    Debra - not sure what you are asking. My First Blush does get some sun and is blushing a little. I've heard it also needs cool weather to blush well. SO a move to a sunnier colder garden spot should suit it well.

    mbug - fabulous pics as usual but that Fog Light takes the cake. I wish mine would get big like that (how old is it?) but then I'd have to stop digging it up and splitting it, lol. I love how it goes from frosty green to frosty yellow often back and forth depending on the lighting. I didn't take any pics of it after May last year.

    Fluted Fountain


    My Forbidden Fruit took a big step back last year too. Guess it needs more sun after I moved it to more shade to preserve the yellow centers. It grew much better when the centers went to parchment in more sun.


    I think some Hosta (like Fragrant Queen) look better when they turn white (edges), but usually I go for the yellows (and chartreuse!). This one was half shaded by a Feverfew plant which I pulled away for the pic.


    Saija - Very nice Frisian Pride, hopefully, mine will look as good some day.


    Frosty Morn - lost half of this plant, but the other half is going strong.


    Frozen Margarita - did I mention I love chartreuse and this one with a white edge and fragrant! Starting to bounce back last year.

    Man I have a lot of Fs. Guess I'm just making up for not getting many in school (yuk, yuk).

  • oursteelers 8B PNW
    4 months ago

    Steve, you are correct. It is at the bottom of the picture. I think of it as the top because it’s at the top of my hosta river then the garden slopes down.

    Not in Australia, I’m in the PNW, western Washington to be more precise

  • steve duggins(Z6a) - Central Ohio
    4 months ago

    And I saved the best for last. My favorite F and Striptease sport. Full Frontal is one of those color switcheroos between the inside and outside colors. Starting with a gorgeous chartreuse outer leaf and dark green interior.



    Mid transition with a hint of blue inside May 17


    By June 2 that outside edge is dark green


    And the inside is yellowing by July 9


  • sunnywood4bChazyNY
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago

    I must have been asleep . i let the alphabet get away from me! lots of great plants.


    FROFROSTED JADE


    FORFORBIDDEN FRUIT


    FATFATAL ATTRACTION


    FANTASTIC

    FANTABULOUS

  • gardenchick2010
    4 months ago

    gchick, all of your hostas look really good....but if you don't do the 1/10 vinegar or ammonia drench in spring and fall the slugs will tear Fire Island to shreds as well as many other hostas with thinner leaves. (I know from experience......I have soooo many slugs!) But before that happens it sure does shine! Your Frances Williams is a beauty too.


    I know I need to tackle the slug problem in the spring. Last year was the worst ever, though, so kind of hoping it was a one off, and won't be that bad ever again.

  • peren.all Zone 5a Ontario Canada
    4 months ago

    Shadow what a great clump of FH. I am so happy to see someone else that has Forget-Me-Not & Foxglove seedlings inundating their plant(s). I have so many and they look weedy when I take pics but if I rip out too many I am sad in spring.

    Debra thank you! F&I gets quite a bit of sun, in fact most of the day but it is in moisture retentive soil. Since I am on a well and we have had near drought conditions the last 2 years in a row I don't want to take a chance.

    nw Firn Line can look funky sometimes lol. Easy to understand why FI is a favorite in spring.

    oursteelers great to see another Fried Bananas.

    gardenchick very nice selection of F's. Happy to have you back.

    nhl Fairie Dust is a cutie but I love Fruit Cup.

    Steve there are so many sports of Striptease but that FF does look good.

    sunnywood glad you woke up. I especially like Fatal Attraction.

  • newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada
    4 months ago

    Debra, Feather Boa is bright in the spring (but not as bright as Fire Island). Later in June, it turns chartreuse. I just love the way it grows in a round ball for me.

  • djacobz568sewi
    4 months ago

    Sunnywood, so glad you woke up! We have been missing you lovely hostas……all of yours are great, but I like Forbidden Fruit and Fantastic the best…… real beauties!

    debra

  • Mosswood
    4 months ago

    Steve Duggins, that is a fantastic and interesting coverage of Full Frontal. Those Striptease offspring are great.


  • hostalover1967
    4 months ago

    Frances Williams:


    5 years ago, before I decided to move her because she got burned by the sun every year.



    Unfortunately the new spot was under a maple and the the roots almost sucked the life out of her, until I missed her one day and went looking for her. July 2019



    May 2020



    May 2021 She's making a comeback!


    I know a lot of you don't care for FW, because she doesn't often look her best. But she was my very first hosta I got in 1990, and she's special to me. I would have been very sad if I'd have killed off the one that started it all.



  • hostalover1967
    4 months ago


    Forbidden Fruit.



    Fire Island



    Fortunei Aureomarginata

  • oursteelers 8B PNW
    4 months ago

    hostalover, maple roots ARE hard on hosta for sure!!

  • hostalover1967
    4 months ago

    Yes, that maple tree and a few others are now gone, and all of my plants are doing so much better

  • steve duggins(Z6a) - Central Ohio
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago

    Great recovery story and pics on Frances Williams. Who cares if she doesn't always look her best (lots of mine don't). When she's on she's looking good even at 30 years old.

    Love the pine straw mulch, bet that keeps the slug population down. Is it naturally available to you or do you buy it and apply it.

  • hostalover1967
    4 months ago

    Steve, we live in the woods in SC, so it's naturally available, but I also buy 12 or so bales every year. I figure I'm going have pine needles in my beds no matter what. I do, so why not embrace it? Also its not nearly as backbreaking to apply.


    I think it does help keep away slugs, to an extent, anyway. I rarely see a slug, but I do have snails. Damage seems to be minimal though.



  • sandyslopes z5b n. UT
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago

    debra, my Frances Williams is at the base of a huge tree (cottonwood, will not recommend) and gets what I'd say is bright light during the day with only a little dappled direct sunlight in the afternoon. That seems to help it get very little burn. I just got lucky when I picked that spot for it! And because of the bright light the daylilies around it bloom very well. .....I think earlier you were mixing me up with Shadow/sandra. I'm really Lisa but someone had that name when I first came here, so I chose Sandyslopes because it describes my yard, so Sandy it is. :-)

    Good to see you sunnywood! I moved my Fantabulous and it's finally showing some promise. I hope it will look as good as yours some day.

  • old_dirt 6a
    4 months ago

    Going to try this one more time. Dang Houzz, my post just disappeared.


    Forbidden Fruit


    Fire Island


    First Frost


    Francee


  • old_dirt 6a
    4 months ago

    A few more.


    Foxfire Palm Sunday


    Fire and Ice


    Frances Williams - Befor the crud crept in.


    Fortunei Hyacinthina


  • undertheoaksgardener7b
    4 months ago

    Old Dirt, your Foxfire Palm Sunday and Forbidden Fruit are lovely specimens. Well done!

  • peren.all Zone 5a Ontario Canada
    4 months ago

    hostalover so glad your FW is making a comeback. They become like old friends to us and I certainly understand and appreciate that.

    sandyslopes/Lisa wonderful to put a proper name to you. Is it alright if I (we) to call you Lisa?

    old_dirt I agree! Your FPS is wonderful as are all your others.

  • undertheoaksgardener7b
    4 months ago

    Frozen Margarita for first 3, and then Fried Bananas, both new additions.

  • undertheoaksgardener7b
    4 months ago

    Fog Light (with Tokudama), First Love, Frosted Dimples (front) with First Frost, and Fortunei Aureomarginata with Doc.

  • undertheoaksgardener7b
    4 months ago

    Fog Light in fall, Fragrant Queen (that’s all I’ve got), and two of First Frost later in season.

  • sandyslopes z5b n. UT
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago

    Peren/Laurie, I'll answer to Sandy or Lisa. Either one is okay. :-))

  • steve duggins(Z6a) - Central Ohio
    4 months ago

    OK, Sandy Orlisa it is. (Sandyor Lisa?).

    UtOG - Your First Frost becomes green on green later in the season? I always thought the edge turned white/cream later in the season.

    Is Doc your neighbor's dog? Is that a doodle? We have a cinnamon doodle too named Maggie.


  • newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada
    4 months ago

    Here is my First Frost. Picture taken October 10th. The edges have not greened up. Actually now that I posted this picture, I never noticed that there were some very yellow edging in areas. Hmmm . . .




  • nicholsworth Z6 Indianapolis
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago

    how did I miss the color change on the margins of First Frost?..this pic shows both green and white..

    Oct 25 2019..


  • steve duggins(Z6a) - Central Ohio
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago

    The last pic in the Hosta Library shows the effects of sun/shade on First Frost. The full shade one does look green on the edges. I wonder if Autumn Frost reacts the same way. I've never seen Ben Vernooij do this. It just seems to get lighter for me. Although, pics in the Hosta Library do show it with greenish edges. Its hard to know when those pics were taken. I've always assumed it was just color variation early in the season. Perhaps that is the difference. Now I need some more Hosta so I can experiment.

  • undertheoaksgardener7b
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago

    I have two First Frosts, grown nearly side by side. The sunnier one does not green as much. I feel like they stay blue all season, with the bluer one on the shadier side of the corner. I will try to remember to find a good picture of the color variation with the 2 plants located side by side arouind a corner from each other.

  • undertheoaksgardener7b
    4 months ago
    last modified: 4 months ago

    Here is a photo of my two First Frosts where I grown them. The one on the left is in a bit more sun, which dulls the central blue and brightens the margin. Photo from September 7, 2021.


  • djacobz568sewi
    4 months ago

    My first frost above, gets late afternoon sun and stays blue.
    debra

  • undertheoaksgardener7b
    4 months ago

    First Frost

  • steve duggins(Z6a) - Central Ohio
    3 months ago

    Get that cyberman away from your Hosta RIGHT NOW!!!

  • undertheoaksgardener7b
    3 months ago

    Lol, Steve. My son and I were observing that my colorful, large hostas make the garden look otherworldly, like a video game alien planet. The conversation drifted and evolved tangentially to the staging of that cyberman photo.

  • almosthooked zone5
    3 months ago

    Fire Island top to bottom