Hosta of the Day - Dress Blues

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Hosta of the Day - Dress Blues

Postby redcrx » Sep 23, 2012 12:04 am

I picked this up this summer - it didn't have much of a "blue" on it.
It is a cross of Breeder's Choice and Halcyon.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... ss%20Blues
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Dress+Blues
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/d/dressblues.html

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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dress Blues

Postby gesila9 » Sep 23, 2012 12:20 am

Dress Blues is beautiful in the spring ... it's also a pretty fast grower:

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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dress Blues

Postby Tigger » Sep 23, 2012 2:48 pm

It's one of our favorites. Very tidy.

We got its reverse sport, 'Moonstruck', earlier this year. If it grows half as well as its parent, it will be a very nice hosta.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dress Blues

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 25, 2012 5:57 am

Unfortunately, I've found 'Moonstruck' to be a very fussy prima donna. I hope yours does better.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dress Blues

Postby irawon » Sep 25, 2012 10:51 am

The colours of this hosta remind me of 'Frosted Dimples' which I have. Does anyone have both and if so, how do they compare in regard to substance and vigor?
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dress Blues

Postby redcrx » Sep 25, 2012 8:27 pm

I have a picture of Frosted Dimples from the 2011 season.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dress Blues

Postby redcrx » Nov 08, 2014 12:52 pm

Here is Dress Blues in the 2013 season

With "blue" in early season
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With the "blue" gone late in the season
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And flower shots
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dress Blues

Postby Tigger » Jul 16, 2015 3:43 pm

I never posted a pic of our Dress Blues. It looks great all season. It is also prone to deer munching, based on its location, but they didn't get but a bite or two this year before realizing that the spray we're using really tasted bad.

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