Daily Hosta #1 - 'Bell Ringer' - Add your pics

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Daily Hosta #1 - 'Bell Ringer' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 14, 2011 8:28 am

Name: H. 'Bell Ringer'

Description: The stable margined form of 'Liberty Bell'. Shiny medium green leaves with a white margin. Mine came labelled as 'Liberty Bell', but has never been streaked.

Size: Medium
Origin: sport of Hosta 'Liberty Bell'
Flowers: dark purple
Added to garden: June 2010

Not AHS Registered as of November 2012.

MyHostas Database link: http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Bell+Ringer

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/b/bellringer.html


I wanted 'Liberty Bell' for the name - members of the handbell choir I direct gave me a gardening gift certificate. So, in that respect, the stabilized form 'Bell Ringer' fits the bill nicely. This one grew a great deal in its second year in my garden and has formed a very loose mound.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Bell Ringer' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 27, 2012 8:50 pm

This one proved to be quite fertile, producing masses of seeds last year.
It has grown quite a bit. This picture was taken July 14, 2012.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Bell Ringer' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 21, 2014 2:41 pm

This one continues to do well in 2014.

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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Bell Ringer' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 15, 2015 7:19 am

2015 - not much change, though it was munched some by slugs while I was away in July. Photo August 13.
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Re: Daily Hosta #1 - 'Bell Ringer' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Mar 27, 2017 3:09 pm

2015 seeds were viable though. I got over a dozen nice looking seedlings which I gave to members of my handbell ensemble.

2016 update - not much change. July 13.

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