Who said hosta flowers aren't pretty???? See Honeysong

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Who said hosta flowers aren't pretty???? See Honeysong

Postby SUEDIA » Aug 21, 2007 11:39 pm

This is a picture of 'Honeysong' flowers. I just couldn't believe how pretty they are, hope everyone thinks so also.
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Postby hagranger » Aug 22, 2007 1:20 am

Great photos.
I've always said that flowers will be the next hosta frontier.
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Postby VThosta/daylilylover » Aug 22, 2007 7:29 am

Just beautiful! Does Honeysong grow well?
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Postby SUEDIA » Aug 22, 2007 8:09 am

Yes, it seems to be an easy one to grow. My camera went dead about the time I took the flower pictures. So I am charging it up and will try to get pictures of the plant when I get home tonight.
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Postby Tigger » Aug 22, 2007 9:06 am

Honeysong is a good one. Think of it as an "improved" Wide Brim. It's edges always stay nice, which is not usually true of WB. I'd never noticed its blooms looking so nice.

It's named for Honeysong Farm, home of AHS founder Alex Summers, at the (southern) Delaware/Maryland border.
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Postby MollyD » Aug 22, 2007 10:59 am

Those blooms are very pretty!

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Postby Patrushka » Aug 22, 2007 11:54 am

Not I! I like hosta flowers. Those are really pretty. :cool: Unfortunately, I lost my Honeysong. I may have to try another one.
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Postby wishiwere » Aug 22, 2007 5:34 pm

Looking forward to the pics of the plant too! I love the way those buds are striped that way! Very pretty!
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Postby LucyGoose » Aug 22, 2007 5:54 pm

I never said it isn't pretty either...I like them, and yours are beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing!! :D
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Postby SUEDIA » Aug 22, 2007 9:22 pm

Sorry everyone it was raining very hard when I got home from work and it still raining so I will post a picture of Honeysong as soon as I can. Glad to hear all the comments, I will have to take more pictures to bring in for dreary weather.
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Re: Who said hosta flowers aren't pretty????

Postby redcrx » Jul 24, 2015 10:46 pm

Honeysong growing in a trough with a huge white margin - the ones in the ground have a thin margin.
That's Miss Linda Smith in the trough also.
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Some in the ground earlier this month (the saw dust around is because a falling pine tree almost hit it):
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Re: Who said hosta flowers aren't pretty????

Postby hostaanita » Jul 25, 2015 4:35 am

Those flowers are beautiful. Now I have another to add to my wish list. :eek:
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    Re: Who said hosta flowers aren't pretty????

    Postby redcrx » Jul 25, 2015 5:41 am

    I went back and dug out some old photos - some historical perspective and more flower pictures.

    All my Honeysong came in in 2010. The one in the trough went into a garden space that became overrun with roots and nothing prospered. I started growing things in troughs in 2011 to save what was left of that garden.

    Here is that first one late in 2011.
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    And a couple of years later in 2013 in flower.
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    And here is a flower from this season on one of the ones in the ground - sorry it's a little blurred.
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    This looks like a different flower than the one Sue showed at the top of this topic - that one is reminiscent of an Iron Gate type.
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    Re: Who said hosta flowers aren't pretty????

    Postby redcrx » May 20, 2017 6:25 am

    A couple of Honeysong planted in the garden.
    That's Tick Tock on the right with a tiny Moonlight in the bottom right corner (it should be bigger than that).
    And that's Pineapple Punch on the left with Venetian Lace above it and a good size June in the top right corner.
    And finally a Gold Standard top/center trying to get into the frame.
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