Hosta of the days -'Touch of Class' - post your pics

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Hosta of the days -'Touch of Class' - post your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 01, 2011 9:29 am

Here's a new one for today - 'Touch of Class'. This one looked better in the spring before I dropped spade onto it. :eek:
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Postby Chris_W » Aug 01, 2011 11:34 am

This is by far one of the best selling plants here. They sure look different depending on their age and time of year but look great all the time. If I had a personal top 10 list put together this one would be on there for sure :)
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Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 01, 2011 2:16 pm

Mine was new in 2004 although the first place I had it was too dark and dry. Moved it in 2008 and it has done better, but it's a slow grower for sure - at least for me.
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Postby hippieindenial » Aug 01, 2011 2:51 pm

Here's mine planted in 2009:
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Postby ogrefcf » Aug 01, 2011 6:17 pm

Going on the wish list for next year. Thanks for sharing and enabling Ann!
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Postby Phil_and_Gayle » Aug 01, 2011 11:30 pm

One of the best things about this hosta is that it lasts WAY into the fall. We like it so much that we featured it around our fountain.

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Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 02, 2011 6:18 am

Phil_and_Gayle - your pictures looks like you indeed have a hosta heaven. Lovely! Wish I had that kind of space.
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Postby Linda P » Aug 02, 2011 7:21 am

This one is a 'favorites' chart topper for me, too. I may have a pic on my other computer..I'll look!
I have not replied or added to many of your hosta of the day posts, Ann, but I've looked at all of them
and I really appreciate you starting this! Thank you !!!!!

Phil and Gayle..that is one beautiful hosta scene you have created around the fountain. Wow.

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Postby Linda P » Aug 02, 2011 8:03 am

Here's a pic from a couple of years ago of my Touch of Class. Not a great pic, but a great plant!

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Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 02, 2011 10:25 am

In the spring of 2010, my TOC developed a section that turned blue and Chris said I could likely call it 'Bulletproof'; so I did. I separated it out, destroying all the buds on the eyes in the process, but planted it in another section of the garden. I now have one I'm calling 'Bulletproof' and one eye developed a bit of the TOC colouring, but not in the centre. This spring I separated those two eyes and here they are.
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Postby Phil_and_Gayle » Aug 02, 2011 6:39 pm

I thought I'd also share a pic of the garden pavilion that we're building above the gardens on the west side of the house. It's not complete yet but you can get a feel for it. The view from the pavilion overlooks the fountain bed that was shown above.

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Postby kaylyred » Aug 03, 2011 11:32 am

This hosta has been on my list the past few years and somehow I've never picked it up. These photos may nudge me over the edge, though. You bunch of enablers, you! :-?
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Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 06, 2011 9:51 pm

A bud developing on mine.
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Postby redcrx » Aug 07, 2011 12:37 am

Some shots of mine:

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Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 07, 2011 7:29 am

Interesting how different it looks a bit more south. Does yours get some sun? Mine gets a bit in early morning, but not much the rest of the day.
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Postby redcrx » Aug 07, 2011 8:16 am

The first is in bright shade maybe all day. The second gets some direct sun in the afternoon. I might get out my good camera and see if it picks up the colors differently.
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Postby redcrx » Aug 07, 2011 3:29 pm

Here are the same two with a better camera but the sun was causing some problems. I also added a couple shots of a third one which is in more shade than the other two.

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Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 19, 2011 10:05 am

Finally got a pic of mine blooming on August 9 .
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Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 20, 2012 3:36 pm

Name: H. 'Touch of Class'

Description: Intense blue leaves set off by a striking yellow-gold centre. A green colour is created where the gold and blue overlap on these upright thick leaves.

Size: Small (16"w x 7"h)
Origin: Sport of H. 'June'
Flowers: Pale lavender, bell-shaped in late summer
Source: Budd Gardens
Added to garden: Spring 2004
Notes: This hosta is patented. Mine seems to have more 'Bulletproof' in it. I guess it will be time for surgery again in the spring.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=6653&Variety=Touch%20of%20Class
MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Touch+of+Class
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/t/touchofclass.html

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Postby irawon » Sep 20, 2012 6:07 pm

'Touch of Class' is a favorite of mine. I planted it in 2007 and this picture was taken on June 9 after a refreshing rainfall. I planted Frosted Mouse Ears to the right and Mighty Mouse to the left. The mice have been slow to increase.

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