Daily Hosta #1 - 'Blue Shadows' - Add your pics

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Daily Hosta #1 - 'Blue Shadows' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 11, 2011 8:27 am

Name: H. 'Blue Shadows'

Description: Blue-green margins surround a centre that changes from bluish green to a combination of chartreuse, green, and gold by mid-season. The leaves are heavily corrugated and have a good resistance to slugs. A slow grower.
Size: Small
Origin: sport of H. 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa'
Flowers: White in early July
Source: Budd Gardens
Added to garden: spring 2004
Notes: Until 2011, I couldn't tell the difference from H. 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa' (which I got in 2003). But at the end of the season, I dug TA which wasn't doing very well, found absolutely no new root growth since I moved it a couple of years ago; so I don't know whether being able to tell them apart was a function of one doing poorly.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... %20Shadows
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Blue+Shadows
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/b/blushad.html

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Blue Shadows' - Add your pics

Postby paul_in_mn » Nov 11, 2011 8:33 am

Here's a pic from a 2010 tour garden
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Blue Shadows' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 29, 2012 8:54 am

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My 'Blue Shadows' suffered some damage from cutworms in 2012 - as did much of my garden. Others experienced it too - was a bumper year for the little beasts.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Blue Shadows' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 21, 2014 2:34 pm

In 2014, this one has done well for me. It's 9 or 10 years in my garden.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Blue Shadows' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 15, 2015 7:37 am

2015 - July 3. This one looks very good this year. (Although upon studying the picture, it looks as though I may have a solid blue eye. I'll need to take a good look at that.)
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Blue Shadows' - Add your pics

Postby Eleven » Sep 15, 2015 12:27 pm

Ann, thanks for posting more pics. This one has been on my want list for a long time.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Blue Shadows' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Mar 27, 2017 2:57 pm

Love this hosta. It still was doing well in 2016. July 13.
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