Daily Hosta - 'Aristocrat' - Add your pics

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Daily Hosta - 'Aristocrat' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 15, 2011 7:17 am

Name: H. 'Aristocrat'

Description: Heart-shaped, smooth powder-blue leaves with an irregular wide creamy-yellow margin, lightening to a creamy white.
Size: Small (16"w x 12"h)
Origin: sport of H. 'Hadspen Blue'
Flowers: Funnel-shaped, pale lavender, mid-summer
Added to garden: spring 2004
Notes: Mine was divided spring 2006 to share with a friend before I knew anything about patented hostas.
This hosta is patented.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... Aristocrat
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Aristocrat
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/a/aristocrat.html

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Postby paul_in_mn » Nov 15, 2011 9:16 am

Early June to late August comparison
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Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 15, 2011 10:14 am

Thanks, Paul, for the comparison.
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Postby Pieter » Nov 16, 2011 2:20 am

ViolaAnn wrote:Mine was divided spring 2006 to share with a friend before I knew anything about patented hostas.
This hosta is patented.


You're perfectly safe with this one, Ann. It's not patented in Canada, nor is it covered by any Plant Breeder's Rights. At present there are only 16 varieties of hostas covered under PBR in Canada. The list does make you wonder why some folk will apply for PBR/PPAF and not bother to register the name with the AHS, such as is the case with 'Hudson Bay' and 'Wishing Well' for example.
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Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 16, 2011 7:19 am

Isn't that a strange list? And I didn't realize that the patents didn't apply in Canada. The only one I have on that list is 'Karin' and I don't much like the plant. Am stuck with it though as it's my elder daughter's name.
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Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 26, 2012 7:50 pm

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Just realized I now have TWO hostas for which the patent applies in Canada. I acquired 'Wheee!' this year.

Here is 'Aristocrat' on June 7 this year when it still looked good. We had a very hot, dry summer. It lost its blue colour quite early and then became tattered. If this continues I will have to develop some shade for the hostas east of my house. The neighbour's house is about 10 feet away (or less) and both houses have white aluminum siding. There is too much reflection and the hostas are getting baked.
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Postby Phil » Aug 27, 2012 6:40 am

Aristocrat is definitely on my list for Fall acquisition. :)
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Postby irawon » Nov 27, 2012 3:39 pm

Finally found Aristocrat thread.

Here's my Aristocrat's transition from May to June. Planted it in 2007. When I complained to Don Budd (local nursery owner and hostaholic) in 2008 that my A wasn't blue enough, he said I would have to wait for the wax coating to mature and thicken.

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Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 20, 2014 8:57 pm

I moved my 'Aristocrat' almost 2 years ago and placed it next to 'Remember Me' which is nearly reverse colours. The two look great together. This, BTW, is a mature plant which I've had for over a decade and from which I've only taken one small division many years ago.

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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Aristocrat' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 14, 2015 8:55 pm

2015 - August 2. This one is mature and it holds up pretty well, even in a year when many of my plants were eaten by slugs while I was on vacation.

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Re: Daily Hosta - 'Aristocrat' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Mar 26, 2017 6:32 pm

Still looking good July 20, 2016.

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