Hosta 'Blushing Blue'

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Hosta 'Blushing Blue'

Postby sugar » Sep 10, 2012 4:47 pm

This is one of my first seedlings. H. longipes var hypoglauca x H. Salute.
I will be registring this one next year under the name Hosta 'Blushing Blue'. The plant will also be put into tissue culture.

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Re: Hosta 'Blushing Blue'

Postby Chris_W » Sep 10, 2012 5:09 pm

That's beautiful Sugar. Nice to hear from you, by the way!

Does it keep that purple/red color all year or does it come and go? I'll be looking forward to seeing it on the market. Hopefully it will be in tissue culture in the US some time.

Thanks for sharing it!

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Re: Hosta 'Blushing Blue'

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 10, 2012 5:41 pm

Wow! That's gorgeous. I hope to see it soon.
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Re: Hosta 'Blushing Blue'

Postby thy » Sep 10, 2012 6:10 pm

Lovely :D :D

Blue and with the red up so far you can see it from above - I want it :D
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Re: Hosta 'Blushing Blue'

Postby Pieter » Sep 10, 2012 10:14 pm

Congratulations, Tom, that's a real winner..... let's hope it does well in tissue culture.
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Re: Hosta 'Blushing Blue'

Postby sugar » Sep 10, 2012 11:22 pm

Chris_W wrote:That's beautiful Sugar. Nice to hear from you, by the way!

Does it keep that purple/red color all year or does it come and go? I'll be looking forward to seeing it on the market. Hopefully it will be in tissue culture in the US some time.

Thanks for sharing it!

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@ all : Thanks for the compliments.

It fades away, but it's not a 'Purple Haze' clone, it is present for several weeks. The leaves on the flower stems last year were also deep red
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Re: Hosta 'Blushing Blue'

Postby JoshS » Sep 11, 2012 8:27 am

Impressive!
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Re: Hosta 'Blushing Blue'

Postby Linda P » Sep 11, 2012 12:30 pm

Very nice! The name is a perfect fit for the hosta! Congratulations!
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Re: Hosta 'Blushing Blue'

Postby Don Rawson » Sep 13, 2012 7:10 pm

A very nice hosta...I would be thrilled to have it in my garden. I'm not sure that the name will be approved, however, since it is very similar to 'Blue Blush', an Eric Smith cultivar registered in 1988.
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Re: Hosta 'Blushing Blue'

Postby GrannyNanny » Sep 13, 2012 8:12 pm

A lovely thing, no matter what you call it. Thanks for the pic. Phyllis
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Re: Hosta 'Blushing Blue'

Postby redcrx » Sep 17, 2015 8:49 am

Blushing Blue early last season.
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And late this season.
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Re: Hosta 'Blushing Blue'

Postby redcrx » Sep 17, 2015 8:52 am

More Blushing Blue photos.
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And with flowers opening today.
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Re: Hosta 'Blushing Blue'

Postby redcrx » Sep 29, 2016 12:42 pm

Some end of season flowers:
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A close-up showing some speckles on petal.
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