Hosta of the Day - Mr Blue

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Hosta of the Day - Mr Blue

Postby redcrx » Oct 30, 2012 10:27 am

Mr Blue is a hybrid of Riptide. It was developed by Arthur Wrede. It starts out green and the blue develops over the season.

There is a short thread on this plant that discusses the size of the plant:
http://www.perennialnursery.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56319

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... =Mr%20Blue
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Mr+Blue
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/m/mrblue.html

Here is a longer set of photos.
Mr Blue 12 01955zbz21-6-3.jpg

Mr Blue 12 01953zbz22-6-3.jpg

Mr Blue 12 04021zbz23-7-22.jpg

Mr Blue 12 05165zbz70-8-22.jpg

Mr Blue f 11 0182.JPG
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Mr Blue

Postby redcrx » Oct 30, 2012 10:32 am

Here are some smaller versions with differing looks in pots.

Mr Blue 12 01073zbz22-5-5.jpg

Mr Blue 12 01075zbz30-5-5.jpg

Mr Blue 12 01076zbz23-5-5.jpg

Mr Blue -1 big 12 05013zbz75-8-16.jpg

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Re: Hosta of the Day - Mr Blue

Postby redcrx » Dec 03, 2012 8:29 am

A point of interest:

The name "Mr Blue" was registered without the "." (period) after the "Mr".

I was curious and just did some research. The "." (period) is not permitted in naming things. So "Mrs. whatever" would not be permitted to be registered but "Mrs whatever" is fine. Or "Dr. whatever" couldn't be registered but "Dr whatever" could be.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Mr Blue

Postby redcrx » Oct 25, 2014 10:22 am

Mr Blue in 2014

Mr Blue 14 02156zb-10-25.jpg

Mr Blue 14 02157zb-10-25.jpg

Mr Blue 14 02123zb-10-21.jpg

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Re: Hosta of the Day - Mr Blue

Postby redcrx » May 06, 2015 8:15 am

Mr Blue today:
Mr Blue 15 03662.JPG

And Mr Blue with Elvis Lives in the background with Paradise Red Delight and Raspberry Sorbet to the right (RS is the bigger one)
Elvis Lives & Mr Blue with PRD & RS 15 03664.JPG
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Mr Blue

Postby redcrx » May 28, 2016 1:37 pm

Mr Blue in my new garden with Foxfire Palm Sunday bottom/center.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Mr Blue

Postby redcrx » May 09, 2017 7:10 pm

The odd weather this spring wrecked what had been my biggest Mr Blue:
Mr Blue 17 0790.jpg

My other two look great.
Here's the one in my "New Garden":
Mr Blue 17 0793.jpg

And my third on the north side of my house:
Mr Blue 17 0794.jpg
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Mr Blue

Postby redcrx » May 20, 2017 7:03 am

Got some nicer photos of one of these. I was walking by it and noticed how up-right it was looking.
That's Niko on the left with Whirligig above it. On the right is Whirling Dervish with a tiny Eternal Flame behind it and further to the right and above is a Dust Devil. Directly to the right is Brenda's Beauty and Emerald Necklace.
I don't know what the little gold one in there is.
Mr Blue 17 0910.jpg

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