|Variegated hosta leaves 1 September 2022|
1650s "give variety to," from Late Latin variegatus "made of various sorts or colors," past participle of variegare "diversify with different colors," from varius "spotted, changing, varying" (see vary) + root of agere "to do, perform" (from PIE root *ag- "to drive, draw out or forth, move"). The meaning,"mark with different colors" is from 1660s (implied in variegated).
By the end of August most of my remontant roses are perhaps storing energy to reb loom in early fall. In early May before any roses bloom the leaves of my hostas emerge all perfect and they are quite a sight of freshness.
Now the hosta leaves are beginning to show the effect of slug damage, fading with sun and other maladies that affect them. When I look closely I can find some almost pristine leaves. Today I decided to arrange a few of them on my scanner. I am too lazy to name each one but I will note all that are here.
Hosta ‘Paul’s Glory’
Hosta ‘Fortunei Albopicta’
Hosta ‘Pandora’s Box’
Hosta ‘Cool as a Cucumber’
Hosta ‘Forbidden Fruit’
Hosta ‘Mighty Mouse’
Hosta 'Strip Tease'