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Postby wzbt03 » Jul 05, 2007 7:15 pm

I decided it might be fun to compare a OS Lakeside Black Mama with a Lakeside Black Mama F1 3rd year plant.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=3644&Variety=Lakeside%20Black%20Mama
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Lakeside+Black+Mama
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/l/lakeblackmama.html

Can you tell the difference?
Black Mama F1.jpg

LS Black Mama.jpg
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Postby jobranch » Jul 05, 2007 8:27 pm

What does OS mean? I think it means original stock. What do you see in these two pictures. I am still learning a lot about hosta.

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Postby wzbt03 » Jul 05, 2007 9:00 pm

OS is originator stock.

What I am showing is two virtually identical plants.
I have grown an number of other LS Black Mama plants from seed and the F1 represented in the picture is far and away the closest I have ever seen.

I doubt the originator could tell the difference.
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Postby Linda P » Jul 05, 2007 9:02 pm

Maybe, just maybe, the seedling has leaves that are a little longer? I have an OP ventricosa seedling that could pass for a sibling of your F1 Lakeside Black Mama.
Interesting comparison!
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Postby eastwood2007 » Jul 05, 2007 10:40 pm

I think I like the seedling the best..... :roll:
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