Hosta of the Day - Toy Soldier

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Hosta of the Day - Toy Soldier

Postby redcrx » Jun 29, 2013 7:35 am

I have a few of these - one in the ground, one in a pot and a couple in troughs.

Toy Soldier is a sport of Blue Cadet. The leaf can develop a third color or "glow" between the center and margin which can be seen in the last two photos.

Registry - http://hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=6663&Variety=Toy%20Soldier
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Toy+Soldier
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/t/toysoldier.html

Toy Soldier 13 06618zbz75-6-26.jpg

Toy Soldier f 12 01742zbz38-5-26.jpg

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Re: Hosta of the Day - Toy Soldier

Postby lessa's dh » Jun 29, 2013 9:33 am

We've had ours growing in the same spot for several years and this year is the best it's ever shown - fairly dark due to the heavier shade (for now!)

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Re: Hosta of the Day - Toy Soldier

Postby Linda P » Jun 30, 2013 10:37 am

There were a few years when I wondered why I was so excited to get this hosta. Last year the whole plant got that 'glow', and it was really very nice. It's also a great bloomer. I had given it a prime location near my deck and was thinking about moving it somewhere else, but I think I'll leave it there. It keeps its good looks late in the year, which is another good feature.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Toy Soldier

Postby Carol O » Jun 24, 2016 1:26 pm

Received Toy Soldier in the plant exchange last summer. I really like it and it is blooming.

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