Pic of the Day--True Blue

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Pic of the Day--True Blue

Postby Hank Zumach » Jul 14, 2007 9:25 am

Hi All--True Blue is another variety that is a good, dependable performer. It has been trouble free in our garden. Slugs don't like it at all, it holds it's blue overcast, and looks good right up until frost. It produced some nice seedlings for me the one year I decided to grow them. I purchased the plant in 1994 and have it growing on the north side of our home but it does get some afternoon sun for a few weeks when the sun is farthest north. Over a five year period its size just varied a bit, measuring 54x26, 55x29, 50x24, 54x24 and 42x23. Zilis lists it at 52x23.

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Postby eastwood2007 » Jul 14, 2007 10:59 am

I really like that one, Hank! Adding it to my list...
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Postby wishiwere » Jul 14, 2007 12:04 pm

That is pretty! Thanks again, for sharing your POTD's :D
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Postby Arlene » Jul 14, 2007 6:50 pm

I'm a sucker for the blues . . . and this one looks very special. Love that misty look!!
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Postby baja220 » Jul 15, 2007 12:57 am

Love that one Hank!
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Postby Willowy » Jul 15, 2007 8:03 am

You have some really nice blues Hank. This year I went on a blue buying frenzy....and might have something to show for it in a couple of years....
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jul 15, 2007 9:14 am

Hank, your True Blue is lovely! This is a very special hosta to me , as it is the one and only hosta that my DH has purchased all by himself for me! He gave it to me as a birthday gift one year, along with The Hosta Handbook! :D

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Postby Canadian-hosta-girl » Jul 15, 2007 9:35 am

very nice one , i'll have to get/find this one ....i dont have enough blues in my gardens .
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Re: Pic of the Day--True Blue

Postby redcrx » Nov 19, 2012 5:24 am

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Re: Pic of the Day--True Blue

Postby rufie98 » Aug 28, 2013 8:42 pm

Just visited the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Saw these True Blue hosta. I'd say they are holding up real well considering its the end of August.


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Re: Pic of the Day--True Blue

Postby thy » Aug 28, 2013 10:01 pm

They do for sure, here very late August several have turned green
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