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Hosta

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kez001uk

#hosta #plantain-lily

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hkyfvr

Gorgeous flowers 💜🤍💜

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pelly

These have such pretty flowers 💙💜💙

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vegandmore

Wow that’s lovely 😊

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godfreye

What a lovely colour💜

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr @gjones @pelly @vegandmore @godfreye thank you all ☺️ they’re pretty fancy as far as Hosta flowers go 💜

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hkyfvr

Very welcome. Best hosta flowers I have seen 😍😍

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kez001uk

Even in full sun it’s still doing great 🤯 #hosta #plantain-lily

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hkyfvr

It sure is. So pretty 💚💜

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr @gjones thank you both 😁 it seems to have a different leaf texture to any of my others. They’re very thick and glossy. Wonder if that makes it a little tougher 🤔

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hkyfvr

Most welcome Kerry. I think it does make a difference. Mine with the thicker leaves is tougher and the slugs seem to leave it alone 👍😁

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jeatacake

Definitely looking slug proof, although the dry weather may also be keeping the slugs in check too?

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr they’re too lazy to chew the thicker leaves 😂

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kez001uk

@jeatacake would be like biting through an inner tube 🤣 the long spell without rain must have had an effect on them. Nothing can stay boggy enough to sustain them, surely 😜

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hkyfvr

I would not be surprised. I spent more time today squishing Japanese beetles on my roses. They were lounging on the flowers eating away. 😣 So many everywhere 😡

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr oh no, they’re back 😫 will they harm your roses??

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hkyfvr

I am away camping and George sent a photo of 5 on 1 rose bloom. They are everywhere. He just deadheaded the roses as they are devouring them. They should be gone soon. 😡 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr oh camping 😯 I hope you had a lovely time 😁 and also hope your roses are now beetle-free 🙏🏻

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hkyfvr

Thanks Kerry. We had a great time and I think I saw the last beetle yesterday. 🤞🤞 The roses prevailed. 👍😍😍 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

Finally this hosta is flowering properly, and has so many stalks emerging 😍 had mostly flowered at soil level up until now 😜 #hosta #plantain-lily

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hkyfvr

Looking good Kerry 💚💜

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr thanks Diane 😛 the buds remind me of tiny artichokes 😅

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hkyfvr

Very welcome. They do look like artichokes 😄

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kez001uk

No sign of the weird flowers yet 😜 (scroll back) #hosta #plantain-lily #foliagefriday

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hkyfvr

Fantastic foliage. Love the deep red stems. My new hosta is just flowering now. 💚♥️💚

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr it reminded me of your raspberry one so had to post 😛 are the flowers white on yours?

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hkyfvr

I thought the same thing. I think my flowers are purple. My newer one has the white flowers which are blooming now. Still need to plant my raspberry one in the ground before Winter. Have never had one in a pot over the Winter. 🤷‍♀️💚

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr perhaps this could be the same as your raspberry one 🤔 it has purple flowers too! At least if you get it planted out it’s one less to worry about next spring 😛

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hkyfvr

It’s foliage looks different. Will post mine later. The ground takes so long to thaw here in Spring. Better to get it done now. 👍😍

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr I look forward to seeing it 😛 all that snow sticks around far too long huh 😜

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hkyfvr

Thanks. It sure does. We had it in April this year. 😡

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr 🥶😩

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kez001uk

#hosta #plantain-lily

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saco

#fallcolor #hostaholic

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ShelleySnyder

#stillbeautiful 💘😍

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alan1111

Beautiful when they turn like that. Mine looked like that a couple of weeks ago 😍

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heatherdirtyhands

See once i know they are yellowing and dying I dont find beautiful anymore. I'm super judgy and want plants to be perfect althhough I do like when trees change to fall color. I'm too much of a perfectionist when it comes to plants :(

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kez001uk

@saco 💛💚

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder I agree, the colours are fantastic 😍

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kez001uk

@alan1111 they really are 😍 although I hate to see them disappear for the winter 😢

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kez001uk

@heatherdirtyhands I must admit I’ve never seen any of my Hostas at this stage before as I usually cut everything back before it has chance to look raggedy 😂 so I’m with you on wanting them to look perfect. But as I’ve left everything to die back naturally this year, it has been interesting to see the changes 💛💚

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alan1111

Me and you both 😢

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kez001uk

#hosta #plantain-lily

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kez001uk

The strange hosta is now flowering properly 😁 #hosta #plantain-lily

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kez001uk

@jacaranda an update on the hosta that was flowering at soil level. Seems to have corrected itself 😊

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pelly

That looks better 👍

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jacaranda

That’s great news, Kerry! Please post another photo when the buds are fully open as it looks as though it will be really lovely 💕

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telswirld

It’s obviously not ready to leave the party 🥳 😁

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kez001uk

@pelly I did like the low flowers but nice to see it how it’s intended to look 😂

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kez001uk

@jacaranda I certainly will 😁 they’re a great colour and the glossy stem is quite impressive. Do love a hosta 😍

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kez001uk

@gjones it’s great ☺️ will be interesting to see if the mutant flowers appear next year 🧐

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kez001uk

@telswirld it’s a welcome straggler! 😂 not too much colour left now 😜

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kez001uk

#hosta #plantain-lily

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jmlincoln

Ooo that's different! I liiike

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ShelleySnyder

Here we go!!💘😍

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kez001uk

@jmlincoln it’s been a really strange one, flowers growing from the soil. But I love how unique it is 😁

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder it may be doing it’s own thing but the amount of flowers it keeps producing is crazy 🤪 just love it 😍

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ShelleySnyder

I like it too cuz it's so different!💘😍

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder hoping it’ll stay this way 😋

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jeatacake

Its great. Like s whole new type of plant 💜💚

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alan1111

It's different alright but a keeper 😉

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kez001uk

@jeatacake I thought it was growing a flower spike but nope, just more flowers from the floor 😂

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kez001uk

@alan1111 I think so too 😛 hopeful it’ll stay this way but from what Barbara says it likely won’t 😜

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alan1111

Only time will tell 🤞

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kez001uk

#hosta #plantain-lily

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kez001uk

@jacaranda Barbara, this is the strange hosta in full 😊

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jacaranda

Thanks Kerry. I’ll see what I can do 👍🤞😘

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lesliecole49

This is a hosta? I thought it a calla lily at first. Please tag me if you think about it when @jacaranda has done info.

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alan1111

Tag me as well Kerry interesting 🤔

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lesliecole49

Kerry, of course, the flowers are wrong for a calla...had I looked before I spoke... 😅 @alan1111

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ublaszko

She makes a good imitation of calla lily 😁😁

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ShelleySnyder

Wow! Very intriguing! A girl wants to know!💘😍

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jacaranda

Kerry, does your Hosta look like this every year or is it growing in the same way every year? 🤔

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jeatacake

It is most unusual but very interesting. I like it👍

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kez001uk

@jacaranda thanks Barbara 😊

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kez001uk

@lesliecole49 😂 going on what it looks like I think most wouldn’t think hosta 🤣 it’s a weird one for sure. I’ll keep you updated if we find out anything 👍🏻

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kez001uk

No idea what Hosta this is but it’s growing flowers from the base. Is this normal? #hosta #plantain-lily

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pelly

How interesting but I've no idea, it's my first year with them. I'm sure Barbara @jacaranda will know 🤔

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jeatacake

How strange. I'm no big hosta enthusiast (mainly because of the multitude of slugs & snails here) but I've never seen one flower like that 🤔

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jacaranda

That’s a first for me, Kerry 😳 I can only assume that the flower spike hasn’t properly developed and so the flower buds are opening as best they can. Time for some research, I think! Thanks for the tag, Jane 👍 @pelly

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pelly

You're welcome Barbara 👍 @jacaranda

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’d say it’s about right Kerry cos there’s plenty of light at the bottom...when it gets bigger they push through the top

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jacaranda

No Elaine, Hostas produce a flower spike first and then the buds open at the top. Kerry’s Hosta is showing signs of very strange behaviour! @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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jacaranda

Kerry, I’ve sent a copy of your photo to a local Hosta nursery and asked for their comments. 🤞 that they’ll have the answer! 😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@jacaranda oh I see....that was pure guesswork from me as I know nothing about Hostas.....😉👍🏼

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dan5584

Wow that’s amazing!! Never seen that before!

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jacaranda

🤣🤣🤣 Elaine! It’s time you were converted 👍 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 😘

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alan1111

Never seen this before 🤔

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kez001uk

@sieveheadsarah this is my mystery one, growing very tall for some reason 😂

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columbiariver

Looks like its going to be a big one! I love the dark stems

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sieveheadsarah

It's looking good Kerry, I think I need to get mine in a bigger pot, a job for tomorrow 👍🏼👍🏼 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@columbiariver it’s much bigger than any of my other 1st year hostas. The stems are gorgeous, just wish I’d have taken those bad leaves off before I took the photo 🤣

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kez001uk

@sieveheadsarah yours has outgrown its home already 😜

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sieveheadsarah

I've repotted it Kerry, the roots were trying to escape! 😂😱

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kez001uk

@sieveheadsarah 😂 sounds like its really doing well! My newer ones are all rather small still

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kez001uk

@jacaranda last year was the first year I had it and it looked like this, very different to the smooth, curled leaves it has now 😕

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jacaranda

How strange! I’ve sent him a photo so let’s see what he says 🤞👍😘

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kez001uk

@jacaranda seems it’s interesting to quite a few on here 😛 love a mutant plant 😂 thanks again for your help Barbara ☺️

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kez001uk

@sieveheadsarah

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ShelleySnyder

I like this one!💘😍

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder thanks Shelley 😁 it’s a lovely one but another that’s been labelled wrongly 😜 I do like the shiny leaves, don’t have any like this so it’s not all bad 😛

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lesliecole49

I like the dark stems

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columbiariver

The dark stems are very nice!

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ShelleySnyder

Welcome Kerry!💘

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kez001uk

@lesliecole49 thanks Leslie 😁 they’re a great contrast to the green

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kez001uk

@columbiariver thanks Laura ☺️ they’re almost purple up close 😍

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sieveheadsarah

I'm ringing them today Kerry, I'm pretty sure all the other ones I got are also wrong!! Anyway, as you say it is a nice one, have you had a close look at the leaves, they seem to shimmer!!

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kez001uk

@gjones thanks Katy 😁 it is quite different, definitely to the others I have.

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kez001uk

@sieveheadsarah I’ve emailed but as usual not heard back. I started tagging them when I post their wrongly labelled plants 😂 but still doesn’t provoke a response. Do let me know how you get on. I did notice, it’s a really unusual one ✨

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sieveheadsarah

Kerry I also emailed them, with pics 👍🏼 I've had the usual 'we've received your email' reply and that it could take them up to 14 days to reply because they have so many emails, I'll keep you updated 😀😀

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kez001uk

Looks like another wrong plant 🤨 beyond ridiculous now

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lesliecole49

What's it supposed to be? Oh, never mind I looked at the encyclopedia listing. I was thinking plantain, not plantain lily

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sieveheadsarah

I have this one Kerry, I'll take a pic and tag you. Where did you get it from??

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kez001uk

@lesliecole49 it’s just supposed to have a white edge but this isn’t showing any at all 😜

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lesliecole49

I got 12 free ones with an order last year, not a one was labeled of course. I gave 3 away and all those three are coming up looking solid green! Most of the ones I kept have verigation. One looks as tho it's going to be a big one!

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kez001uk

@lesliecole49 that’s a great free gift! 😯 the variegated ones are so lovely! I look forward to seeing yours as they grow 😋

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lesliecole49

Watch this space! 😁

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