This thread was at the very top of the page, yet, I've never noticed its presence before. ha~ My favorites are any good colored tiger varieties. I understand the growing technic is important but each individual ( as there are now many from seed propagation) seems to have different levels of showing colors under the same conditions. I like certain striped varieties. All mine are fukurin, tiger, plain green and unique flower forms and colors. Oh, and one shima. All are readily available varieties, but I like what I have. They are reliable and cute enough for me. I'm not into typical flower forms of bean leaf nor dark pigmented leaf varieties. If I had ideal conditions, like greenhouse with higher humidity and proper winter, then I wouldn't mind getting expensive varieties like variegated ( white shima) Amami types as there are many beautiful mutations among that group. I would also love to have miniature plant bearing sky-facing flowers with three spurs ( forgot the name) as well as a good sized Hanamatoi. The latter are more affordable but still quite a bit, and good sized ones are not commonly offered. What I have: A couple of Amami Island strain Kinroukaku of different forms Koganenishiki Kinyuko Fugaku Higashidemiyako Gojofukurin Tenkeifukurin Fujinishiki Hisui Kishuryofuku Hanakanzashi Manjushage Kasen Hakuun Shutennou A few hybrids with typical flower shape with different colors Some that I don't know the English names of. Of these, I will get rid of most of the hybrids as they bloom out and keep only what I like the best. Also, Kishuryofuku, whose leaves arch gracefully but the flowers are basically white. I'd rather have more Hisui. Shutennou, mind is a crappy one. In search of a nice one.