Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your Pics

Talk about hostas, hostas, and more hostas! Companion plant topics should be posted in the Shade Garden forum.

Moderators: ViolaAnn, Chris_W, redcrx

Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 27, 2011 7:50 am

The hosta for today, Saturday, is 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles' (not enough space above for the whole name).

I had one plant which I had for several years which showed signs of nematodes last year and was destroyed. However, this one was received as a bonus plant last year. I still have it in a pot and it's doing well. I've found it interesting how the green threads in the leaves barely show when it emerges, but gradually darken to be quite green.

Hosta Registry - not registered
MyHostas Database - http://www.myhostas.be/db/view/Silver+Threads+and+Golden+Needles
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/s/silvergold.html

This picture was taken July 18.
Silver_Threads-0718-2sx.jpg

Silver_Threads-0602scr.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Ann
Pictures of Ann's Hostas:
http://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Host ... 361_qL3gHS (SmugMug gallery now updated for 2016)
User avatar
ViolaAnn
 
Posts: 2838
Joined: Oct 02, 2005 9:32 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON
USDA Zone: 5a

Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your Pics

Sponsor

Sponsor
 

Re: Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your P

Postby ogrefcf » Aug 27, 2011 9:10 am

Really starting to like the smaller Hostas and this one's on the list now. Guess it's just the evolution after you buy so many big ones and are starting to run out of room lol.
Owen
User avatar
ogrefcf
 
Posts: 801
Joined: May 28, 2011 11:06 pm
Location: Springville Utah
USDA Zone: 5-6

Re: Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your P

Postby redcrx » Aug 27, 2011 11:43 am

I have two plants. The first one has the better leaf coloration. The flowers are from the other one.

Silver Threads and Golden needles 11 0806.JPG

Silver Threads and Golden needles 11 0807.JPG

Silver Threads and Golden Needles f 11 0435.JPG

Silver Threads and Golden Needles f 11 0436.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by redcrx on Jul 19, 2014 6:20 am, edited 1 time in total.
Ed McHugh, Sicklerville NJ
ImageMockingbird feeding juvenile yellow raisons - never leave home without them.
User avatar
redcrx
 
Posts: 4567
Joined: Jun 23, 2008 3:39 pm
Location: Camden, New Jersey
USDA Zone: 6b

Re: Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your P

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 16, 2012 3:35 pm

Name: H. 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles'

Description: has gold centre variously splotched with green flecks.
Size: Small (8"w x 6“h)
Origin: The history of the plant is 'Cheatin Hearts' begat 'Illicit Affair' which begat 'Stolen Kiss' which begat 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles'.
Flowers: 8" scapes have light lavender flowers in late spring
Source: Hosta Choice
Added to garden: Spring 2010

Notes: Is prone to slug damage and a copper collar seems to help. Leaves from this plant have earned me a 1st place finish in its size category at the Ottawa Horticultural Society June show for two consecutive years.
Silver_Threads-2012-0626-1sx.jpg

Silver_Threads-leaf-120619-1s.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by ViolaAnn on Nov 28, 2012 10:32 am, edited 1 time in total.
Ann
Pictures of Ann's Hostas:
http://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Host ... 361_qL3gHS (SmugMug gallery now updated for 2016)
User avatar
ViolaAnn
 
Posts: 2838
Joined: Oct 02, 2005 9:32 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON
USDA Zone: 5a

Re: Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your P

Postby redcrx » Sep 16, 2012 7:21 pm

Here is mine. It's paired with Tsugaru Komachi Fukurin.

Silver Threads & TKF & Bitsy Gold 12 01140zbz25-5-7.jpg

Silver Threads 12 01726zbz25-5-25.jpg

Silver Threads & Tsugaru Komachi Fukurin 12 03070z100-6-22.JPG

Silver Threads & Tsugaru Komachi Fukurin 12 03658zbz20rzb-7-10.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Ed McHugh, Sicklerville NJ
ImageMockingbird feeding juvenile yellow raisons - never leave home without them.
User avatar
redcrx
 
Posts: 4567
Joined: Jun 23, 2008 3:39 pm
Location: Camden, New Jersey
USDA Zone: 6b

Re: Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your P

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 16, 2012 9:04 pm

'Tsugaru Komachi Fukurin' is a lovely hosta!
Ann
Pictures of Ann's Hostas:
http://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Host ... 361_qL3gHS (SmugMug gallery now updated for 2016)
User avatar
ViolaAnn
 
Posts: 2838
Joined: Oct 02, 2005 9:32 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON
USDA Zone: 5a

Re: Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your P

Postby redcrx » Sep 17, 2012 11:01 am

That TKF is a lot bigger this season.

I just noticed, from looking at the photos I posted, that I have to add ST&GN to my "magical" hosta group where colors appear and disappear - in my yard Fortunei Albopicta is the poster child for this type.
Ed McHugh, Sicklerville NJ
ImageMockingbird feeding juvenile yellow raisons - never leave home without them.
User avatar
redcrx
 
Posts: 4567
Joined: Jun 23, 2008 3:39 pm
Location: Camden, New Jersey
USDA Zone: 6b

Re: Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your P

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 17, 2012 12:23 pm

Lots of hostas that change colours. Many, of course, have something that is bright yellow when they emerge that fades to white or cream. ('Remember Me'), 'First Frost', etc.

And the 'Albopicta' which part way through the season becomes just another green hosta.

'On Stage' gradually darkens during the season as does 'Whirlwind'. Several get lighter - 'Janet', 'Punky' and another well known one that I don't have; so I won't name it less I've got it wrong.

And then there are the more subtle changes. 'Little Sunspot' emerges with solid green leaves that gradually develop a yellow centre. And 'Illicit Affair' where the leaves emerge yellow and the centre turns green leaving the gold margin.

I've likely got more - that's just what comes to mind. Maybe we should start a new thread just about those "magical" hostas. It's certainly one of the things that makes hosta growing addictive.
Ann
Pictures of Ann's Hostas:
http://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Host ... 361_qL3gHS (SmugMug gallery now updated for 2016)
User avatar
ViolaAnn
 
Posts: 2838
Joined: Oct 02, 2005 9:32 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON
USDA Zone: 5a

Re: Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your P

Postby redcrx » Jul 18, 2014 5:37 pm

Here are two Silver Threads and Golden Needles today.

I have posted this first one before with Tsugaru Komachi Fukurin on the right. The STaGN looks a little small this season - might be getting some root competition - the bushes in there are getting too big.
Silver Threads and Golden Needles 1 14 08598zbz60-7-18.jpg

The second one is looking nice. It's getting more sun this season. The azalea that usually shades it was damaged this winter with the cold.
Silver Threads and Golden Needles 2 14 08596zbz72-7-18.jpg

The flowers are late this season - probably related to the harsh winter.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Ed McHugh, Sicklerville NJ
ImageMockingbird feeding juvenile yellow raisons - never leave home without them.
User avatar
redcrx
 
Posts: 4567
Joined: Jun 23, 2008 3:39 pm
Location: Camden, New Jersey
USDA Zone: 6b

Re: Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your P

Postby ViolaAnn » Jul 18, 2014 5:41 pm

Unusually dark green leaf centres, don't you think? Or maybe it's your zone. They never get that dark here.
Ann
Pictures of Ann's Hostas:
http://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Host ... 361_qL3gHS (SmugMug gallery now updated for 2016)
User avatar
ViolaAnn
 
Posts: 2838
Joined: Oct 02, 2005 9:32 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON
USDA Zone: 5a

Re: Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your P

Postby Tigger » Jul 19, 2014 8:33 am

New for us this year, and is doing well.
Image
User avatar
Tigger
 
Posts: 2699
Joined: Oct 14, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: SE Penna Zone 6b (7a?), lat. 39°50'
USDA Zone: 6b - 7a

Re: Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your P

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 05, 2014 8:51 pm

2014 update. Mine is still in a pot and seems to like it there. Picture from July 16, 2014.

Silver_Threads-140716s.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Ann
Pictures of Ann's Hostas:
http://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Host ... 361_qL3gHS (SmugMug gallery now updated for 2016)
User avatar
ViolaAnn
 
Posts: 2838
Joined: Oct 02, 2005 9:32 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON
USDA Zone: 5a

Re: Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your P

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 02, 2015 10:04 am

2015 - July 25. Still in a pot and seems to do well there, but I may need a larger pot for next year.

Silver_Threads-150725s.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Ann
Pictures of Ann's Hostas:
http://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Host ... 361_qL3gHS (SmugMug gallery now updated for 2016)
User avatar
ViolaAnn
 
Posts: 2838
Joined: Oct 02, 2005 9:32 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON
USDA Zone: 5a

Re: Today's Hosta: 'Silver Threads and Golden' - Post Your P

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 13, 2017 10:46 am

2016 update - still in the same pot, but definitely time to move it up.

Silver_Threads-2016-0707s.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Ann
Pictures of Ann's Hostas:
http://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Host ... 361_qL3gHS (SmugMug gallery now updated for 2016)
User avatar
ViolaAnn
 
Posts: 2838
Joined: Oct 02, 2005 9:32 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON
USDA Zone: 5a


Return to Hosta Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest