Hosta 'Eye Never' - A Hallson Gardens hosta introductions

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Hosta 'Eye Never' - A Hallson Gardens hosta introductions

Postby Chris_W » Jun 13, 2013 8:07 am

We've had this one for years now, and having to explain to people that this is a one of a kind plant just about every day is getting more and more difficult. Nobody will take no for an answer, so we are going to register it and divide it up for next year.

This wide margined sport of Hosta 'Eye Declare' was found several years ago (I'd have to look back through my old posts to find out exactly when) and I think I have finally settled on a name.

What do you think about Hosta 'Eye Never'?

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One interesting thing about this plant is that it always has dome shaped, reverse cupped leaves:

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Re: Another of our next hosta introductions

Postby Noreaster » Jun 13, 2013 8:12 am

I like it, and like the name too.
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Re: Another of our next hosta introductions

Postby Tigger » Jun 13, 2013 9:02 am

*like*

Good to have leaves that don't collect crap in their cups.
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Re: Another of our next hosta introductions

Postby viktoria » Jun 13, 2013 10:54 am

I like the name.

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Re: Another of our next hosta introductions

Postby pauhaus » Jun 13, 2013 1:39 pm

Looks great Chris, like the name too. Winner, winner.
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Re: Another of our next hosta introductions

Postby jgh » Jun 13, 2013 3:49 pm

lovely plant... and I like the name... though it does have a "negative" in it, it has a little sassy tone that might sell...

I like "Eye Do!" a little better. (might produce some wedding/anniversary sales...)
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Re: Another of our next hosta introductions

Postby thy » Jun 13, 2013 5:24 pm

Nice colors and the reverse cupped leaves
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Re: Another of our next hosta introductions

Postby Chris_W » Jun 13, 2013 8:38 pm

Thanks :)

'Eye Do' was on the short list, but I decided to go a bit sassy :lol:
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Re: Another of our next hosta introductions

Postby ViolaAnn » Jun 14, 2013 6:45 am

Good to have leaves that don't collect crap in their cups.


I was thinking the same. Have decided there's no such thing as a neat, mature tree. Nice hosta!
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Re: Another of our next hosta introductions

Postby Ludi » Jun 15, 2013 11:18 am

Chris . . . sassy ? . . . never :P
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Re: Another of our next hosta introductions

Postby sweetee » Jun 16, 2013 2:16 am

Love it!
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Re: Another of our next hosta introductions

Postby Linda P » Jun 17, 2013 9:30 am

It's a beauty, Chris. I'm glad you're going to do something with it. And I like the name.
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Re: Another of our next hosta introductions

Postby ViolaAnn » Jun 18, 2013 3:05 pm

Is it too early to add it to the Index?
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Re: Another of our next hosta introductions

Postby Chris_W » Jun 18, 2013 3:44 pm

ViolaAnn wrote:Is it too early to add it to the Index?


Go for it. I edited the topic so the name is included :)
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Re: Hosta 'Eye Never' - Another of our next hosta introducti

Postby Lessadragon » Oct 22, 2013 6:45 pm

I really like this hosta and it still looks good in our garden!

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Re: Hosta 'Eye Never' - A Hallson Gardens hosta introduction

Postby Chris_W » Oct 30, 2013 11:12 am

Glad to hear it Lynn! :D Do you think this is something that would be worth putting into tissue culture? I know the reply from Walters will probably be "we have this already", but it still might be worth looking into :lol: What do you think?
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Re: Hosta 'Eye Never' - A Hallson Gardens hosta introduction

Postby Lessadragon » Nov 03, 2013 5:17 pm

Well, Chris, I've only had it a few months, :lol: but it sure is a nice plant. If it grows well next year(and no reason to think it won't), then it should definitely be sliced and diced :eek: I will let you know how it does over here. Keep up the good work!

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Re: Hosta 'Eye Never' - A Hallson Gardens hosta introduction

Postby Linda P » Nov 04, 2013 9:00 am

'Eye Declare' has been a bit slow for me, but is finally reaching a nice size. It would seem that this one might grow a little faster, with the extra green.
I've had trouble growing 'Sea Fire', but finally have it coming along. 'Saint Elmo's Fire' died out altogether and I haven't replaced it. Your 'Eye Never' might be just the ticket for people who have trouble growing the rest of the family. I'd vote for tissue culturing that one.
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