Hosta of the Day 'Rainbow's End' - Post Your Pics

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Hosta of the Day 'Rainbow's End' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 12, 2011 10:40 am

'Rainbow's End' was new to me in July 2009 after the first one I had ordered was dug up by squirrels 3 times and finally succumbed. I bought another one locally. I LOVE this plant. It's perky and grows well and the slugs and earwigs leave it alone.

Description: Yellow to creamy white with shades of medium and dark green margin.
Size: Small (21"w x 12"h)
Origin: Sport of H. 'Obsession'
Flowers: pale lavender, tubular. Darker lavender centers on petals.
Notes: This hosta is patented.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=5248&Variety=Rainbow's%20End
MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Rainbow%27s+End
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/r/rainbowsend.html

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainbow's End' - Post Your Pics

Postby gesila9 » Sep 12, 2011 12:00 pm

Lucky you. Something got to my Rainbow's End. I imagine it was earwigs as new growth shows no damage since I put the Bug-Getta with earwig control down. This is a first year plant, maybe next year it will be more resistant.

Thanks for posting. After taking the picture, I noticed the slug eggs around it. Have to go out and destroy those now. There will eggs buried in the soil too.

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainbow's End' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 12, 2011 12:32 pm

But even your RE looks a whole lot better than the plants around it. :)
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainbow's End' - Post Your Pics

Postby kaylyred » Sep 12, 2011 1:00 pm

This was mine as a newly planted baby direct from Hallson's. It has grown very well this season and has been consistently one of my new favorites.

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainbow's End' - Post Your Pics

Postby gesila9 » Sep 12, 2011 1:32 pm

No Objections. I look forward to your posts every day. And yes, Rainbow's End didn't suffer as bad as Revolution! I'm really looking forward to Rainbow's End next year!
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainbow's End' - Post Your Pics

Postby Diana » Sep 17, 2011 1:17 pm

Rainbow's End is such a standout! It looks almost plastic compared to the softer look of other hostas. I got mine from Hallson's in 2009.
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainbow's End' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 14, 2012 12:38 pm

This hosta is still the closest one I have to a slug-proof hosta. It's doing well.
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainbow's End' - Post Your Pics

Postby Eleven » Nov 05, 2012 1:53 pm

'Rainbow's End', ordered from Hallson's last spring but afraid it caught nematodes from a neighbor =( Might have to replace:
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainbow's End' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 05, 2012 3:44 pm

I'd try cutting it down and dousing the area with water 1 gallon with 1/2 c Hydrogen Peroxide added. It's a whole other story from this thread, but I think FMs are here to stay and we're gonna have to live with them. But we can try to control them.
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainbow's End' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 04, 2014 8:38 pm

2014 - it has seen more growth and is doing well, though this evening, I finished off 3 slugs that were on it. I supposed there wasn't much left around it. Picture July 27.

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainbow's End' - Post Your Pics

Postby Ludi » May 05, 2015 8:54 pm

Picture taken on 5/5/2015 - 2 years old

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainbow's End' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 01, 2015 3:45 pm

2015 - Aug. 13. This one continues to stand out in the garden. Visitors always ask about it. I need to move the small plants around it to give it more space.

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainbow's End' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 12, 2017 4:03 pm

2016 update. I still haven't moved the small plants.

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