Hosta P H N
Liliaceae:  Hosta fortunei, H sieboldiana, H gracillima
Blue Angel, 2011
Blue Angel, 2011
Hosta "Blue Angel" (Hosta hybrid)
2014
June 27: Doing fine.
 
Hosta "Love Pat" (Hosta hybrid)
2014
June 27: Doing fine.
 
2013
May 25: Nothing yet.
September 24: Doing alright. Not as large as some years.
 
Love Pat
Love Pat, June 2011
Regal Splendor
Regal Splendor, May 2008
Hosta Regal Splendor
2014
June 27: Doing fine. Many smallish leaves.
 
2013
May 25:The tip of one shoot is visible.
September 24: Doing alright. Not as large as some years.
 
Hosta Sieboldiana-Fortunei
2014
June 27: Doing fine.
 
2013
May 25: Nothing yet.
September 24: Doing alright. Not as large as some years.
 
Hosta Sieboldiana, June 2008
Sieboldiana, June 2008
Sum and Substance
Sum and Substance, 2011
Hosta Sum and Substance
2014
June 27: Doing fine. Many smallish leaves.
 
2013
May 25: Two tiny shoots are visible.
September 24: Doing alright. Not as large as some years. Many small leaves.
 
A Touch of Class
Touch of Class, 2008
Hosta Touch of Class
(a tetraploid derived from H. 'June')
2014
June 27: Doing fine.
 
2013
May 25: No sign of it.
September 24: Doing alright. Not as large as some years.
 

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Other Years

Blue Angel
Hosta Blue Angel, 2008
Blue Angel, 2008
2013
May 25: The tip of one shoot is just visible.
September 24: Doing alright. Not as large as some years.
2012
September 15: Did fine, but with the new downspouts it got much less water and was not as large as in previous years.
 
2011
May 15: I found shoots when I cleared away the old leaves. I wonder how it will do this year since the new deck will have changed its water supply and light.
 
2010
May 16: No information yet.
 
2009
May 24: Shoots.
July 4: Coming along fine. Large and looks very good.
 
2008
May 27: Shoots today.
 
2007
May 7: Two shoots are just pushing through.
 
Blue Angel
Blue Angel, June 2006
Hosta Blue Angel, June 2005
Blue Angel, 2005
2006
April 26: New shoots.
May 30: A good size and a flower scape.
August 1: Doing well.
 
2005
May 5:  Shoots appeared today.
 
2004
July 3 :  I bought a plant at Shelmerdines for $12.99.   Expected height: 90 cm. Expected diameter: 120 cm.
July 16 :  Ben prepared the bed by digging in compost and I planted it.
 
 
 
 
 
Love Pat

Hosta Love Pat, June 2008
Love Pat, June 2008
Hosta Sieboldiana, June 2004
Love Pat, 2005
2012
September 15: Not much bigger than other years.
 
2011
May 22: Shoots.
 
2010
May 16: Small shoots .
 
2009
May 24: At least 1 shoot, and it has been the same for several days .
July 4: Coming along fine. Many leaves.
 
2008
May 19: Three shoots just showing .
December 31: Did nicely.
 
2007
May 13: One "bullet" shot up today.
 
2006
May 1: 1 shoot.
August 1: Doing well.
 
2005
May 8: First new growth today.
 
2004
I have a photo from 2004, but no written information! I believe I bought it at the end of the season from Ron Paul's Greenhouse.
Regal Splendor
Hosta Regal Splendor, 2011
Regal Splendor, 2011
2012
September 16: Surviving, with a number of small leaves. I thought it would do better with the drip irrigation.
 
2011
May 22: No growth yet.
27: 2 slender shoots.
 
2010
May 16: No growth yet.
July 3: A few small leaves.
 
2009
May 24: One shoot appeared today.
July 4: Coming along fine.
 
2008
May 11: I bought a plant at the Assiniboine Park Friends of the Conservatory plant sale, $3.50.
June 11: I set it out where the Krossa Regal used to be.
 
Hosta Sieboldiana-Fortunei
Hosta Sieboldiana, June 2007
Sieboldiana, June 2007
2012
September 15: Did fair.
 
2011
May 15: I found shoots when I cleared away the old leaves.
 
2010
May 16: Shoots.
 
2009
July 4: Coming along fine, although the leaves have been slow to fully open out.
August 3: The leaves have still not opened, and the flower appears stunted.
 
2008
May 16: 12 reddish purple shoots have appeared.
27: They are still just barely out of the ground.
31: They have started to shoot up.
December 31: It did fine, with none of the mottling that appeared last year.
 
2007
May 16: Shoots have been up for a few days.
June 24: Doing fine. Some of the leaves are mottled.
 
Hosta Sieboldiana, June 2004
Sieboldiana, June 2006
Hosta sieboldiana
Hosta sieboldiana, 2004
2006
April 27: There are new shoots. Unfortunately their tips were cut off by the lawnmower yesterday.
August 1: Doing well.
 
2005 
May 6:  First shoot.
 
2004
May 26:  Up.
July 3:  Growing well.
July 24:  I moved it to the end of its bed where it has more room to grow.
 
2003
April 12:  I bought a bulb at Wal-Mart, 3 bulbs of 3 varieties for $9.98 . Expected height: 75 cm. Expected diameter: 105 cm.
13:  I started the bulb in peaty soil.   There was no fresh growth.
16:  More growth has been rapid.
August 3:  I planted it.
October 19:  It did well until frost killed the leaves.
 
Sum and Substance
Sum and Substance
Sum and Substance, 2010
Sum and Substance
Sum and Substance, 2008
2012
September 15: Surviving, with many small leaves. I expected it to do better with the drip irrigation.
 
2011
May 22: Many shoots.
 
2010
May 9: I cleared away the old leaves and found one shoot just below the surface.
 
2009
May 24: No growth yet.
27: New growth.
30: 4 shoots.
July 4: Coming along fine.
 
Sum and Substance
Sum and Substance, 2006
Sum and Substance Hosta, 2005
Sum and Substance, 2005
2008
May 24: Sprouts today.
 
2007
May 15: First shoot up today, and it went a long way in one day, about 5 cm!
 
2006
May 2: One shoot.
August 1: Doing well.
2005
June 26:  I bought one from Walmart, $4.74 plus tax.
28:  I planted it in the lawn under one of the ash trees. It's not a good location, but I need somewhere to put it for now.
September 8:  I moved it to the east side of the front yard, into a new bed.
A Touch of Class
Touch of Class Hosta, 2005
Touch of Class, 2005
2012
September 15: Did alright.
 
2011
May 22: Shoots.
 
2010
May 16: Small shoots .
 
2009
May 10: New shoots are just showing.
July 4: Coming along fine.
 
2008
May 27: No growth yet.
December 31: Beautiful as usual.
 
2007
May 16: One shoot up today.
June 24: Doing fine. Such beautiful colours!
 
2006
April 28: First new growth today.
May 22: I moved it to the spot formerly occupied by Fire and Ice. It's almost full shade there and I expect it will do ok.
26: James cut one stalk down with the lawn edger so I put it in moist vermiculite and perlite to try and root it.
August 1: Doing well in the garden. The stalk in the house produced some roots even as it leaves died one by one. I planted it when there was one leaf left, but even that has gone now.
November 11: I took the potted plant out in September and brought it in today, frozen. I put it in the crisper in the refrigerator.
 
2005
May 5:  I ordered one from Hosta Choice Gardens (www.hostachoicegardens.com), $29.99.
26:  It arrived today and I planted it and photographed it. It is a good size, and the colours are marvellous in outside light.

Past Varieties

Hosta "albo marginata" (Hosta gracillima)
Albo marginata, 2011
Albo marginata, 2006
Hosta Albo marginata, 2005
Albo marginata, 2005
2013
May 25: Nothing yet.
September 25: None this year. Maybe the new roof with its change in drainage made conditions too dry.
 
2012
September 16: Did fine but died back in late summer.
 
2011
May 15: I found shoots when I cleared away the old leaves.
 
2010
May 16: Shoots.
 
2009
May 12: New shoots today.
 
2008
May 24: Sprouts today.
 
2007
June 24: Doing fine.
 
2006
April 27: There are new shoots. Unfortunately their tips were cut off by the lawnmower yesterday.
August 1: Doing well.
 
2005
May 8: First new growth today.
 
Hosta marginata, June 2004
Albomarginata, 2004
2004
May 26 :  Up.
July 3:  Growing well.
28:  I moved it to make a spot for a larger hosta.
 
2003
April 12:  I bought a bulb at Wal-Mart, 3 bulbs of 3 varieties for $9.98 .
13:  I started the bulb in peaty soil.   It already had a little new growth.
16:  More growth has been rapid.
August 3:  I planted it.
October 19:  It did well until frost killed the leaves.
 
Yellow Edge Hosta or Hosta aureomarginata (Hosta fortunei)
Fortunei aureomarginata
Fortunei aureomarginata, 2011
Fortunei aureomarginata
Fortunei aureomarginata, 2006
2013
May 25: No sign of it.
July 7: Still no sign of it.
 
2012
September 15: Did alright.
 
2011
May 22: Shoots.
 
2010
May 16: Suddenly leaves appeared and pushed the mulch away.
 
2009
May 12: Many shoots today.
July 4: Coming along very well. Looks splendid!
 
2008
May 24: Sprouts today.
 
2007
May 7: Many shoots are about 3 cm high.
June 5: It is looking especially lovely.
 
April 26: Fresh growth.
August 1: It looked marvellous earlier but the dry weather and heat have given many of the leaves brown edges.
 
2005
May 5:  Shoots have been up for a few days now.
 
2004
June 3:  Up.
July 3:  Growing well.   At first the margins were green, with only a hint of yellow, but they have been gradually becoming yellow.
July 24:  I moved it to the east side of the house, where there is a bit of sunshine, to make room for a blue-leaved hosta.
 
Golden-edge hosta, 2003
Aureomarginata, 2004
2003
April 12:  I bought a bulb at Wal-Mart, 3 bulbs of 3 varieties for $9.98 . Expected height: 45 cm. Expected diameter: 90 cm.
13:  I started the bulb in peaty soil.   It already had a little new growth.
16:  More growth has been rapid.
June 26:  Flowering nicely.
August 3:  I planted it.
October 19:  It did well until frost killed the leaves.
Blue Mouse Ears
Blue Mouse Ears
Blue Mouse Ears, 2006
2009
August 3: No sign of it.
 
2008
June 1: I found the plant in the south perennial bed. There are small leaves just appearing.
24: I accidentally weeded all its leaves off. It was very small.
December 31: I took in into the house in a pot and it survived the summer. It is now in the refrigerator for the winter. Another sprout appeared in the garden but did not grow very large.
 
2007
February: I took it out of the refrigerator and began watering it.
April 1: It’s on the windowsill and has revived fine. It has 4 shoots.
 
2006
April 24: I ordered a plant today from Hosta Choice Gardens. I intend to keep it as a house plant, with a dormant period outside.
May 24:  It arrived today and I potted it.
August 1: Doing well. 19 leaves.
November 11: I took the potted plant out in September and brought it in today, frozen. I put it in the crisper in the refrigerator.
 
Fire and Ice Hosta
(bred by H. Hansen of Shady Oaks Nursery, 1999)

Fire and Ice hosta, 2003
Fire and Ice, 2003
Fire and Ice Hosta, 2005
Fire and Ice, 2005
2010
May 16: No sign of it yet.
July 3: No sign of it yet.
 
2009
May 24: Small shoots.
August 3: A small plant.
 
2008
May 24: First new growth today, tiny leaves.
December 31: It did not grow very well but I hope it is building up for next year.
 
2007
May 15: No shoots yet.
18: Three tiny leaves appeared.
June 24: There is a small rosette of tiny leaves.
 
2006
May 2: No sign of it yet. The last hosta to appear.
7: Two thin shoots.
22: I moved it into the main garden where it will get more sun.
August 1: Doing ok. I hope the irrigation system helps it.
 
2005
May 22:  Shoots appeared yesterday or today. Finally!
 
2004
June 3:  Up now.
July 3:  It looks very fine although it is not large.   The white is white, not yellow.
 
2003
July 31:  I bought a plant at T&T, $14.95.   It looks very nice except that the parts shown in white in their photos are mostly yellow.   The cashier said that the white will reappear when it is planted outside. Expected height: 30 cm. Expected diameter: 35 cm.
August 3:  I planted it.
October 19:  It did well until frost killed the leaves.
Krossa Regal
Krossa Regal, 2006, June 2004
Krossa Regal, 2006
2008
May 27: No growth.
December 31: No growth.
 
2007
May 16: No growth yet.
23: One shoot, finally.
June 24: 2 leaves.
 
2006
April 24: I ordered a plant today from Hosta Choice Gardens.
May 24:  It arrived today and I planted it.
August 1: Doing poorly.
Some leaves are dead and some have brown edges, probably from the heat and the extremely dry weather.  
Patriot (a tetraploid sport of H. 'Francee' )
Hosta Patriot, July 2005
Patriot, July 2005
Hosta Patriot, June 2005
Patriot, 2005
2009
July 4: No sign of it.
December 31: No sign of it.
 
2008
May 27: No growth yet.
December 31: Grew nicely.
 
2007
May 14: Some new growth.
 
2006
April 26: One small fresh shoot.
August 1: Doing well.
September 14: Moved a little bit north so as not to be crowded by H. aureomarginata.
 
2005
May 5:  One shoot appeared today.
 
2004
July 7:  I bought a plant at Ron Paul's for $10.99.   Expected height: 35 cm. Expected diameter: 75 cm.
July 16:  Ben prepared the bed by digging in compost and I planted it.   It lost all its leaves after I bought it, but has grown a new one.
July 30:  It has replaced all its lost leaves.