Anyone have Don Quixote?

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Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby Chris_W » Oct 05, 2009 9:10 am

Anyone else have Hosta 'Don Quixote'? I have a plant that was given to me as Don Quixote, originally came from Winterberry Farms, and I'm wondering if that's really what I have now? For those who were familiar with Winterberry, they didn't always keep the best track of things.

I'm going to get a picture of mine today, and would love to compare it to others.

Thanks!

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Edited Dec. 31, 2012 - Scroll down for pictures and information about a confirmed 'Don Quixote'.
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Re: Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby barbara » Oct 05, 2009 6:03 pm

Chris, I have one, have had it for quite a few years. Supposed to be a streaker, hard to keep as such. Don't think I have any recent pics. of it, but may still be able to take one tomorrow, not sure, haven't looked in that part of the garden for a while :( I'm sure if you post a pic, I can say yes or no. Just looked, and don't have a notation of how I got it, but I'm sure it will come to me. :)
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Re: Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby JoshS » Oct 06, 2009 10:03 am

Have it, but no picture. Leaves are somewhat glossy. Sets very few pods and those that do set are short and stubby.
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Re: Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby Chris_W » Oct 06, 2009 8:52 pm

Thanks, I've taken some pictures today and I don't think this is Don Quixote. From the pods I wonder if it is Christmas Tree Gala? Whatever this plant, it is rather fertile.

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Re: Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby barbara » Oct 07, 2009 8:20 am

Chris, your plant does look like one of the XTG's I have. Only picture I can find of DQ is from 2003, and I cropped it out of a grouping. My plant today looks real bad, it's been raining, and it's mostly green, no pods. Like Josh said, it is glossy and I think I may have had a couple of pods on it, once or twice, way back.
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Re: Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby Chris_W » Oct 07, 2009 8:51 am

Thanks Barbara.

Yup, there is no way my plant is Don Quixote, but from the sound of it, this one might be a better breeder anyway.

This plant struggled to get going for years but it finally exploded this season. That's why I started to take notice and question the ID.

Any other suggestions as to what this might be?
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Re: Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby barbara » Oct 07, 2009 9:51 am

Here's a pic. of a small piece of XTG taken this morning, in the rain :-) Most of the plants around it have gone down, or are all yellow, but this one is still hanging in. Looks a lot like yours, minus pods.
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Re: Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby JoshS » Oct 07, 2009 9:58 am

I agree that it definitely is not DQ. CTG looks like a possibility.
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Re: Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby Chris_W » Oct 09, 2009 2:19 pm

Thanks for the comparison, and for checking this one out. It really does look a lot like Christmas Tree Gala. I'll have some seeds available from this one soon. Once it stops raining (it has been raining every other day for a week now) I'll be collecting seeds from a lot of things.
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Re: Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby whamadiddle » Oct 09, 2009 2:52 pm

Chris - here is a picture from early '08 of 'Don Quixote'.
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Re: Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby Chris_W » Oct 09, 2009 3:01 pm

Thanks Ken. Can you by any chance comment on the possibility that I have Christmas Tree Gala instead (maybe?).
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Re: Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby whamadiddle » Oct 09, 2009 3:42 pm

Maybe?????? As good a guess as any from that picture taken so late in the year.
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Re: Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby barbara » Oct 09, 2009 6:59 pm

Ken, that's a nice D.Q. :)
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Re: Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby redcrx » Dec 31, 2012 11:47 am

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Re: Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby redcrx » Nov 06, 2014 8:13 am

An update of Don Quixote

Early in the 2013 season
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And a little later
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And with flowers in August
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Don Quixote early in the 2014 season
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Re: Anyone have Don Quixote?

Postby redcrx » Aug 13, 2017 12:40 pm

'Don Quixote' this season.
I have been looking at my new front garden and thought it needed another streaker. I will be adding this plant in there.
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I have a 'Don Stevens' around somewhere. I need to track it down - it's the "parent" 'Don Quixote' came from.
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