Bressingham Blue loves heat

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Bressingham Blue loves heat

Postby jobranch » Sep 15, 2007 1:45 pm

I have written several times about how tough this summer has been. Most of my hostas have some sort of heat stress, thirst for water, or bug problem. An exception is my Bressingham Blue. It has thrived through the Spring and Summer long drought and three weeks of 100+ degree heat. It has actually grown very well and has no leaf damage. As you can see from the picture, it gets filtered light. This is one tough hosta (Gold Standard in background).

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Postby thy » Sep 15, 2007 5:10 pm

Very nice and your Gold Standard too :D
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Postby wishiwere » Sep 15, 2007 5:33 pm

Another oldie, I thought I had and didn't! :(

Yours looks very healthy!
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Postby Mary Ann » Sep 15, 2007 5:41 pm

In a few years, it'll look like this . . . .
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Postby jobranch » Sep 15, 2007 7:41 pm

Thanks for the comments. Mary Ann, I hope it does look like yours.
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Postby wishiwere » Sep 16, 2007 5:12 pm

And every time I see a mature one I want one! Mary Ann, that's gorgeous!
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Re: Bressingham Blue loves heat

Postby harryshoe » Apr 08, 2015 10:08 am

Bressingham Blue is my largest hosta at 6' wide.

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Re: Bressingham Blue loves heat

Postby Don_in_Colorado » Apr 08, 2015 11:05 am

Boom, what a biggie! Any idea how old it is, Harry?

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Re: Bressingham Blue loves heat

Postby Mountainy Man » Apr 08, 2015 4:59 pm

Looks great Harry, the little lady in white must give it plenty of water with her bucket!

I got it this spring, how different is it to Elegans? I just did the compare hosta library photos thing and I would have trouble telling them apart.

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Re: Bressingham Blue loves heat

Postby harryshoe » Apr 12, 2015 9:54 am

BB is probably 6-7 years since planting. As I recall, it was a decent size potted plant. It has grown steadily. It is one of the few hosta I have that has not been transplanted. The picture above is from spring 2014. Last fall ('14) I had to transplant the fern as well as Captain Kirk who is visible to the right. The lovely lady with the baskets also had to be moved to give Bressingham Blue more room to expand.

It is located in a shady spot, receiving only a few hours of morning sun. Mottled sun later in the day.

I grow Elegans which is about five years old and in a sunnier location. It is probably about 5' across. Elegans does not seem as blue, but that is probably caused by the increased light.

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Re: Bressingham Blue loves heat

Postby Mountainy Man » Apr 12, 2015 3:45 pm

Thanks Harry, I grow my Elegans in full sun here and it keeps its grey/blueness all season, nice to know that BB is bluer, the one I got is quite small so will stay in a pot till it gets a little bit bigger. You take a really great photo, they are really nice.

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Re: Bressingham Blue loves heat

Postby harryshoe » Apr 13, 2015 10:20 am

Thanks Denis. Some pictures turn out great, others not so great. If I take a lot, I'll have a few to post!

I have to give Elegans credit for pushing out its neighbors as did Bressingham Blue. There is an Olive Bailey Langdon to the right of Elegans which had to be transplanted last fall. And the Georgia Peach Heuchera as well. You have to give the big boys some space.
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