Waterslide Hostas - Year Two - May 2022
In the photo above, you can peep a bunch of things; a few of the Everillo Sedges on the bottom right. A couple of small Hicks upright Yew in the middle left. The Chocoholic Snakeroot in the top right.
But, the focus of the photo here in the [garden diary] is the three ruffled hostas planted on a diagonal. They are Waterslide hostas and they're looking really great. I first planted one in fall of 2020 that I bought at the Morton Arboretum Fall Plant Sale. I (now) know that buying one of anything is a mistake. So, in Spring of 2021, I remedied that mistake and brought home Waterslide Hostas that I found at Home Depot.
The one closest to the back (by the fence) is the oldest and the two one-year-old versions are closer to the front of the bed.
They're a cool blue/green color and the ruffled foliage provides a nice contrast to this area that features the sedges and yews.
I mentioned then - and it still holds true - that I'm drawn to ruffled foliage on these hostas. I was at the Big Box nursery earlier this Spring and came across a sport named Wheee! that has similar ruffled foliage. I took this photo below when I was walking around the nursery because I wanted to research it a bit.