Bressingham Blue Hostas - Two Years Since Bareroot - July 2023

In Spring of 2021, I planted eight bareroot Bressingham Blue Hostas from Longfield Gardens along the edge of a new curve in one of our backyard beds.   The plan called for these to be 'Hadpsen Hostas', but I found and admired the Bressingham Blue variety, so I made the swap.   One year post-planting, seven-of-the-eight came back and were putting on their trademark blueish-green foliage.  This is what the Bressingham Blue hostas looked like in late May 2022.  Started with eight.  By May 2022, there were seven.  Not bad.

How about today?  See below for a photo showing these hostas.  The two in the 'back row' are still there. But, at first glance, it seems that there are (now) just four in the front row.  

Bressingham Blue Hostas - bareroot - Two Years Old

But, if you look closer, there are (strangely) two very TINY tucked in there.  The first tiny one is in the open gap - what becomes the 'second' from the left.  Below is annotated (and zoomed) version of the same photo:

And the other tiny one is all the way to the right.  See below for same annotated and zoomed photo.

Does this mean that all eight bareroot hostas seem to have survived?  Whatever the reason, I now have two small plants to put on my "Fall 2023" transplant list.  

The other thing to note is that I can (now) say that two years post-planting, a bareroot hosta will be 'mostly mature'.  

The final takeaway here is that to simply note (for myself) that Bressingham Blue hostas have white blooms that come in late June/early July.  I don't think I've ever tracked hosta blooms, so perhaps that this can serve as a starting point. 


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