Monday, January 16, 2012

Hosta of the Day - hosta 'Alligator Shoes'

Today's hosta is a real beauty, but her true beauty takes time to be revealed.  hosta 'Alligator Shoes' when fully mature has very pebbled blue green leaves with an ivory border.  It's leaves are large, but are very pointed (because it is part of the Montana family of hostas) at the end.   An immature 'Alligator Shoes' will have leaves that are more green in color and smooth.  It's an average to slow growing hosta, but your patience with this one will pay off.

A mature 'Alligator Shoes'
A not quite mature 'Alligator Shoes'

5 comments:

Rohrerbot said...

I've heard that it's like summer right now in Wisconsin. Get that Hosta season off to a good start:) Did you get any snow the past couple of days? I know my folks did. Hope your week started off on a good note. Chris

Hosta Nerd said...

Not quite summer like,sounds like we are going to be getting more snow today. I'm ready for my trip to Arizona.

Preben Pedersen said...

Den er rigtig flot men er nok for stor til min have.
En rigtig god side i har bruger den meget.
Hilsen Preben

Hosta Nerd said...

Tak! Jeg vil fors√łge at vise nogle mindre snart

Rohrerbot said...

You're going to love it. Did you figure out which area you guys are going to stay in? It's really great right now. I love Wisconsin but during this time of year, Arizona is a great place to be:)