HOSTA – THE GARDEN’S LAST BLOOMS

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All the other flowers are finished. The day lilies are just a memory. A few straggler roses cling to the bushes, but their time has past.

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The hosta are in blooming, though. Not known for their flowers, hosta are the plants that will grow even in deep shade. But if you give them a little sunshine … they make flowers. Pretty blue flowers.

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10 replies

  1. In the poor lake soil, here in Maine, they are the only plants to grow and thrive. Their purple color can be so vibrant under the proper light. Yours are really good looking.

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  2. Ahhhh, so that is the trick to the flowers. Mine almost never bloom, or barely bloom at all, but they are in complete shade all day.

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  3. Not giving up yet, dammit!

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  4. Mine are blooming the same blue flowers too! As a matter of fact, I just noticed a few hummingbirds feeding from them. I never knew they liked Hosta flowers! I’m ready for the colors and temps of Fall now.

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    • I think all hosta flowers are the same, no matter what shape the leaves are. I think all hosta are the same basically, except for leaf shape. Hummingbirds seem to like any flower that’s sort of bell shaped and a dark color, though I think they favor the purple through red color range. They used to love my fuchsia.

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  5. There ars so many forms and colours from Hosta`s – I like them for growing in the shadows…

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