What Hosta would you choose?

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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby rockNhostas » Jun 12, 2012 8:08 pm

I just placed my last order of the year (well...maybe) and I ordered Goodness Gracious. I'm glad I did or I would be kicking myself after seeing this picture.
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby John Polka » Jun 12, 2012 8:36 pm

you must be way more generous than I am lol... I agree with the others... no sister no sister no no
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby morgansrgr8 » Jun 13, 2012 8:09 am

Well its already started. I have made a mistake. The hosta I brought home didnt have tags. I was looking at both Cracker Crumbs and Faithful Heart. The one I brought home is Faithful Heart and not Cracker Crumbs. :oops: my bad
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby boops » Jun 13, 2012 8:15 am

AWW-But Faithful Heart is a little cutie also. Didn't you say your sis or mother had Cracker Crumbs?
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby jgh » Jun 13, 2012 8:17 am

Well... the good news is that Faithful Heart is also a really good small hosta... easy to grow, very sun tolerant... my favorite from the whole Cheatin Heart clan... only problem is a kind of dumb name...
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby thy » Jun 13, 2012 4:45 pm

I am in love and it is not fair at all ....
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby Noreaster » Jun 13, 2012 4:49 pm

jgh wrote:Well... the good news is that Faithful Heart is also a really good small hosta... easy to grow, very sun tolerant... my favorite from the whole Cheatin Heart clan... only problem is a kind of dumb name...



I'm not one that cares much about hosta names. I'd never plant a theme bed and I wouldn't care if they all had numbers instead of names. But I do hate the dumb name ones. I recently gave away two to a friend. I hated that I had to tell her they were called "Elvis Lives" and "Rootin Tootin". I should have just said they were NOIDS.
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby thy » Jun 13, 2012 5:03 pm

Couldn't agree more :lol:
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby Noreaster » Jun 13, 2012 5:22 pm

Now that I really think about it, I find most of their names pretty dumb. Big Daddy? Hate that. Pineapple UpsideDown Cake? silly. Stained Glass? looks nothing like stained glass. I think the only name I actually like is Halcyon, which I don't even have anymore.
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby boops » Jun 13, 2012 5:24 pm

Would be a bit confusing when trying to order one-I'll take noid 229. :lol:
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby kaylyred » Jun 14, 2012 12:52 am

Noreaster wrote:Now that I really think about it, I find most of their names pretty dumb. Big Daddy? Hate that. Pineapple UpsideDown Cake? silly. Stained Glass? looks nothing like stained glass. I think the only name I actually like is Halcyon, which I don't even have anymore.


I think the names can be kind of fun. But then again, I do prefer the more dignified ones. 'Halcyon' is a good example. I also love the name 'Parhelion,' although I don't have the hosta yet. I'm a weather buff, and I know that "parhelion" is the technical term for a sun dog.
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby morgansrgr8 » Jun 14, 2012 10:12 am

I usually dont go by hosta name. I buy what I like, the name is just what it is. I just wanted a hosta named Tom for my hubby. I guess I could name one of my noids Tom or one of my seedlings. Ohhhhh hubby is a big guy with a big heart. My seedling is a huge heart shaped leaf hosta. Guess who Tom is. :beer:
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby Noreaster » Jun 14, 2012 10:36 am

I suppose if there was a hosta named "Seamus" I would have to have it, in memory of my special dog I lost a few years ago. But it would also have to be as beautiful as he was, otherwise I would be very annoyed! But other than that, I don't put much stock in the names.

Kayly, I like the name Parhelion and just looked up the meaning recently.

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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby kaylyred » Jun 15, 2012 11:54 pm

Noreaster, that is such a charming picture. What a beautiful dog Seamus was. You'll have to find a sport or grow a seedling and name it in his honor.
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby Phil » Jun 16, 2012 7:28 am

I have lots of favorites, but one old timer deserves mention, and that's Elegans. It never fails to please. :)
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby Chris_W » Jun 16, 2012 8:05 am

boops wrote:Would be a bit confusing when trying to order one-I'll take noid 229. :lol:


Hmm, maybe I'll set up the catalog like a Chinese takeout menu. Just order by number :lol:
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby Chris_W » Jun 16, 2012 8:19 am

Noreaster wrote:

I'm not one that cares much about hosta names. I'd never plant a theme bed and I wouldn't care if they all had numbers instead of names. But I do hate the dumb name ones. I recently gave away two to a friend. I hated that I had to tell her they were called "Elvis Lives" and "Rootin Tootin". I should have just said they were NOIDS.


There are some names that really bug me, but others I find cute. As someone who has had the fortune (misfortune?) to have to come up with a few different names for hostas, it can be really tough, but I put a LOT of thought into them, and get as much input as possible before finalizing it. Some names simply infuriate me, though, especially in the instances where I've suggested really great names to the person and then they chose something horribly nonsensical...

This year's winner for least favorite name is Blueberry Muffin. It is blue with purple petioles, and I still don't get it... Blueberry Muffins are blond/yellow with purple spots, but I guess a hosta with leaves that looked like that would probably be virus infected :lol:

And themes just for the sake of creating a theme always seem to backfire. Cracker Crumbs is a great hosta, Cookie Crumbs is a great growing little green with a white edge but not all that special, and does anyone even grow Bread Crumbs???

Reminds me of a funny story - A woman I worked with for a few years was married to a man named Cash (real first name, not a nickname) and when they were having a child she told Cash that if it was a girl he could name her, and if it was a boy she would name him. They had a girl, and we asked if Cash named their daughter Penny. No, he named her something else (I forget) but wanted to know why we thought he would have named her Penny? I told her that would have been better than Check or Debit Card, and she was really confused then. Took about 15 minutes to explain it to her :lol:
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby jgh » Jun 16, 2012 9:11 am

Just don't mess with my economists' theme, ripped right from the headlines...

H. Gross National Product
H. Unsustainable Growth
and the ever-popular
H. Persistent Unemployment

I think they'll sell...
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Re: What Hosta would you choose?

Postby boops » Jun 16, 2012 12:18 pm

especially the last one!! :eek:
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