Name: H. 'Amie Bleue' - 2008
Description: Heart-shaped green leaves with blue undertones. Good substance.
Size: Medium-Large or Large
Origin: For a long time, I thought this hosta originated from H. 'Blue Shadows'. I now believe it to be an open-pollinated seedling of H. Great Expectations as the leaf size and shape is very similar and it flowers at the same time with a similar flower.
Flowers: White in early July
Source: my garden
Added to garden: found Spring 2005
Name: H. 'Amie Bleue' - 2009
Notes: My very own seedling. Named in honour of my granddaughter, Amy and also as a play on words of ‘Am I blue?’ It has a bluish cast, but isn't REALLY blue.
Registry Link: Not registered
Another which has seen growth both in plant size and in leaf size.
H. 'Amie Bleue' - 2010
I have mixed feelings about this one. It's getting rather large and I'm not really sure I want to devote so much garden space to it.
I divided it Autumn 2010. Some divisions were sold in my spring 2011 plant sale and the last one now lives in the hosta garden at my church.
Name: Seedling of H. ‘Blue Jay’ - 2008
Description: pointed blue leaves
Size: not yet known
Origin: seedling of H. ‘Blue Jay’
Flowers: not yet
Source: gift from a friend
Added to garden: Spring 2008
Registry link: not registered
Name: Seedling of H. ‘Blue Jay’ - 2009
This plant is an attractive blue and is growing well.
Name: Seedling of H. ‘Blue Jay’ - 2010
This one is growing too large for its present location.
I divided it in Autumn 2010 and sold off the divisions in my Spring 2011 plant sale.
'Brim Cup' - 2008
Description: Medium green leaves slightly crinkled and distinctly cupped...framed with a crisp irregular white margin. Mature leaves display considerable seer-suckering.
Size: Small to Medium
'Wide Brim' hybrid
Flowers: Funnel-shaped flowers open light blue and turn white in midsummer.
Source: Budd Gardens
Added to garden: spring 2004
Notes: Yellow fades in mid-summer. Prone to drawstring effect.
BRIM CUP HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM MY GARDEN AS AN UNDERPERFORMER.
Registry link: http://tinyurl.com/Brim-Cup
MyHostas Database link: http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Brim
Name: H. 'Cat and Mouse' 2009
Description: The thick leaves of this medio-variegated plant have a chartreuse interior circled by an uneven blue-green margin. The variegation brightens in summer.
Size: Mini (6"w x 3"h)
Origin: H. Hansen/Shady Oaks Nursery, Reg. Pending. Sport of 'Blue Mouse Ears'
Flowers: Pale lavender, bell shaped with darker lavender stripes.
Source: Goldenbrook Hostas
Added to garden: Spring 2009
Notes: This hosta is patented.
My first plant did not develop the variegation. It seemed to have reverted to "Blue Mouse Ears'. The nursery replaced it.
'Cat and Mouse' - 2010
Registry Link: http://tiny.cc/CatandMouse
MyHostas Database link: http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Cat
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It's now up to 2 eyes, but one of those eyes seems to have reverted to solid blue colouring. Looks like I'll be dividing it soon.
Name: H. 'Cat and Mouse' - 2011
Still have not divided this one but only the small eye retains the proper colouring. However, it hasn't grown at all from last year and even seems a bit smaller.