Waterslide Hostas With Purple Blooms - August 2023
Putting this in my garden diary: waterslide (ruffled) hostas put on short, close-to-the-crown purple flowers in mid/late August. See below for a photo of the current view of the three Waterslides that we have in the backyard. I planted the first one of these in 2020 from the Morton Sale and added the two others from the orange big box store in 2021.
Compare this mid/late August bloom time with some of the other varieties like these dark-green Venticosa hostas that bloomed with dark-purple, but very tall blooms in late July.
Having a mix of bloom-times is something that I need to continue to work on - with the ideal being a true four-season garden.