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Vase shaped.. help me find me more :-)

Postby thy » Sep 25, 2006 5:18 am

A friend came and helped me get rid of some of my hostas and to reduse som others. Hard thing to do, but there were no other way. My darn lot is to stupid to understand it have to grow like the plants :evil:
Then... I know for sure I will bye new ones. I can resist just now, but in the winter blues time, no way.

So here is what I plan to do
Plant more vase shaped hostas :wink:

So help me find vase shaped hostas :D Please
Regal Splendor and Krossa regal are some of my favorites in the garden...

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Vase shaped.. help me find me more :-)



Postby newhostaaddict » Sep 25, 2006 8:18 am

lol pia...

my stupid "lot" won't grow either....

still have non-hostas i can get rid should be ok for another year

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Postby hagranger » Sep 25, 2006 8:45 am

Thanks for the laugh this morning. My lot refuses to "grow" with my hosta too.
Vase-shaped hosta: Golden Sculpture, Jade Cascade, Krossa Regal, Gold Regal, Alex Summers, Regal Splendor, Elvis Lives, Tenryu, to name just a few.
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Postby renaldo75 » Sep 25, 2006 9:03 am

Pia, I told you years ago to start using the shopping carts from the grocery store!!
But did you listen??!! NO!! :wink:
Who needs 'vase-shaped' hostas when they've already been elevated?? :lol: :lol: :lol:
[And you can't beat the drainage...]

Try Venetian Blue - you will like it. :P
Nigrescens is good too.

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Postby Marlys » Sep 25, 2006 10:38 am


3 favorite vase-shaped hostas this year for me - Gold Regal, Regalia, Rascal.

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Forget Rascal

Postby Liselotte » Sep 25, 2006 3:18 pm

Pia, forget Rascal, I planted 5 plants into a large, rather tall pot and placed it near the entrance door. Rascal spread out to the point, where we should have moved the door :lol:
How about Phoenix! it is vase shaped, but what a sight in spring when it emerges, wow, truly raising like the phoenix fro the ashes.

My lot is not growing either, but the garden somehow gets bigger, moving over to two neighbors :lol:
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Postby Kas » Sep 25, 2006 3:39 pm

My Lakeside Cha Cha is vase shaped right now, but it has only been in my yard for two years. Don't know what it will be like in a few. And my yard sheems to be shrinking. At least the plantable areas are. I have too many moisture sucking trees that I can't get rid of without having to look at the neighbors' houses. :( So mine have been going into pots.

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Postby Roxanne » Sep 25, 2006 5:13 pm

Tom Schmid is a vase-shaped one I really like! :P
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Postby Danny Van Eechaute » Sep 25, 2006 11:30 pm

Also H.Leatherneck is a really nice vase shaped Hosta.

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Postby Becky in TN » Sep 26, 2006 9:34 am

Lakeside Surfrider is a nice dark green vase shaped hosta but it gets rather large.
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Postby Jaspersail » Sep 26, 2006 9:52 am

Some of my favorites are
'Deane's Dream' and

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Postby Ginger » Sep 26, 2006 12:31 pm

Pia, throw some red in with One Mans Treasure.
It is a great looking vase shaped hosta with red legs.

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Postby Wanda » Sep 26, 2006 2:10 pm

One of my favorite combos is Gypsy Rose and any little yellow under the leaves of a great big nigrescens. I have Lakeside Kaleidoscope under the other side of nigrescens-that is real pretty, too.

Gypsy Rose
montana aureomarginata (if you keep it divided)
Blue Arrow
Lakeside Maestro (when it gets larger)

Boy, I bet it was hard giving up some! Hope you got some new smaller ones in trade!!!

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Postby thy » Sep 26, 2006 3:26 pm

Wanda, with some of them it was a bit hard to deside. Some had to go and offcaurse I let the ones I did not love that much go first, so Guacamole.. I know ( do not kick me) 3 foot with went out, so did So Sweet, Julie Mors and a few others, some are cut to half size and Shade Fanfare is 75 % off
I´lite the full look, but it was too much :wink: Lots of new smaller hostas vere hidden under big old ones

LOL no, I did not get anything in trade.. they are the top hosta sellers here and really god friends, and they were in deep troubles about it :lol: But I know I can walk their sales area andfall in love with a hosta.. and it stands rigt in my hand without a word from me :D

Some of the hostas are new to me, and I have to check them

Some surprise me, cuss I never thought of them as vase shaped.. Gypsy Rose was new last year and do not look vaseshaped yet

Wanda, it that the seacret, keep them adult but not too big ?? I am thinking of Deanes Dream here, from being some what vase shaped last year, it is filled out flatt :-? :wink: what do you call it :lol: this year, I gave the pot the reason... you know, not enough fertilizer or water or... but it is maybe just too old to stay vase shaped

I have mont. aureomaginata.. thinking of moving it to one of the holes. it will be in its 3 year starting from one small/medium eye..
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Postby doublemom2 » Sep 26, 2006 11:20 pm

I don't know if anyone mentioned these or not, but Regal Chameleon is another really nice vase-shaped one. And Tenryu is like a combination of Krossa Regal and Abiqua Drinking Gourd, tall vase shape with cupped green/blue leaves.

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Postby oldcoot » Sep 30, 2006 1:11 pm

But has a perfect place for them in his Rock Garden Bed....

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Postby MikeWI » Sep 30, 2006 5:50 pm

white necklace or Ivory necklace... i forget which one... very nice.

lots of god other choices already listed.
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Postby druff » Oct 02, 2006 9:13 pm

torchlight is an oldie but a goodie

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Postby Don Rawson » Oct 07, 2006 8:30 pm

Here's my list of large upright hostas. Don

‘Alex Summers’
‘Blue Umbrellas’
‘Cascade Mist’
‘Clifford’s Forest Fire’
‘De Luxe Edition’
‘Evelyn McCafferty’
‘Gold Regal’
‘Grand Canyon’
‘Heavenly Beginnings’
‘Jade Cascade’
‘Komodo Dragon’
‘Krossa Regal’
‘Lakeside Maestro’
‘Lakeside Surf Rider’
‘Nancy Gill’
‘Regal Splendor’
‘Spartan Glory’
‘Tall Boy’
‘Tom Schmid’
‘Tu Tu’
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Postby Roxanne » Oct 07, 2006 11:30 pm

Great list Don! Montana Aureomarginata is one for the list! So Is Behemoth, Flower Power, Jade Cascade. Mature specimen plants are awesome to view. Really, the one plant I wish I would have bought long ago....and never did buy is 'Millenium" It isn't another "big blue" I can spot it a long way off, because it is distinctive. It's a tall big blue, upright, and Look at the back of those leaves! This pic was taken this summer at a Regional tour garden. I wish it was here! :P
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