The smell of hyacinths - Crystal Moon

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The smell of hyacinths - Crystal Moon

Postby redcrx » Jul 21, 2011 8:02 pm

Went into my garden to get some shots of rectifolia flowers that are opening this afternoon. (edit: it was late afternoon) I was hit with the fragrance of hyacinths before I got to that garden. The last time that aroma hit me was last season when my plantaginea flowered for the first time. I was standing next to Crystal Moon and it had a set of large white flowers on it. That was the source of the smell.

(edit - November 18, 2014)
Hosta Registry - http://hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=1576&Variety=Crystal%20Moon
MyHostas Database - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Crystal+Moon
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/c/crystalmoon.html
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Re: The smell of hyacinths.

Postby Tigger » Jul 21, 2011 8:46 pm

Heavenly. Our 'Fragrant Bouquet' is just starting, but 'Flower Power' and 'Nightlife' have been going for a week. The rest of the 'Fragrant Bouquet' group is right behind. Only a few weeks more until plantaginea is in full swing.

For better or worse, our clethra hedge is too close to our 'FB', so I have to work to get pure hosta fragrance out of it.
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Re: The smell of hyacinths.

Postby redcrx » Jul 22, 2011 6:24 am

I have a huge Stain Glass full of flowers and no smell. I don't think I have ever gotten that fragrance from my Fragant Bouquet group. I was stunned last season when plantagenia hit me and I was 10 feet away.
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Re: The smell of hyacinths.

Postby Chris_W » Jul 22, 2011 6:57 am

Hi Ed,

Sometimes it just has to do with the time of day. The fragrance usually gets more pronounced later in the day but other factors can change that too. Or maybe your Stained Glass is something else?

I'm still convinced that Crystal Moon is really just Fragrant Bouquet that got mixed up when it was discovered and then registered. There is just no chance, no way, that this is an August Moon sport. Plants don't sport fragrance, change bloom time, or change flower shape, while at the same time changing leaf shape, vein count, corrugation, size... and it's a shame that so many places are still selling it as an August Moon sport. :( We can add this to the list of registration blunders out there.
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Re: The smell of hyacinths.

Postby ViolaAnn » Jul 22, 2011 7:19 am

My 'Fragrant Bouquet' is just budding. won't be long. 'Stained Glass', for me, has never had a strong scent, just a light one and does 'Diana Remembered'. But my 'Venus', when it blooms, is strongly scented.
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Re: The smell of hyacinths.

Postby redcrx » Jul 22, 2011 8:43 am

I'm pretty sure it's Stained Glass. This one gets a lot of hot midday sun.
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Re: The smell of hyacinths.

Postby Tigger » Jul 22, 2011 8:51 am

Wow, I hadn't know that the registration record for 'Crystal Moon' said it is a supposed sport of 'August Moon'.

If 'Crystal Moon' is a sport of 'August Moon', then Willie Nelson is my grandmother.
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Re: The smell of hyacinths - Crystal Moon

Postby redcrx » Jul 22, 2011 9:06 am

Your safe - Willie Nelson is not your grandmother.

We have looked at this before - CM can't come from AM. But is it Fragrant Bouquet mislabeled or a really nice, similar looking sport of Fragrant Bouquet? I don't have them growing next to each other so I can't see obvious differences. CM seems a little streakier and a little rounder in the leaves but that could just be random differences in the plants.
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Re: The smell of hyacinths - Crystal Moon

Postby redcrx » Nov 18, 2014 12:46 pm

I was in the middle of doing a Hosta of the Day for Crystal Moon and tracked this old topic. So I'm just going to update this.

Some of these were shown earlier.

Here is Crystal Moon in 2011.

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Re: The smell of hyacinths - Crystal Moon

Postby redcrx » Nov 18, 2014 12:49 pm

More of Crystal Moon in the 2011 season

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Re: The smell of hyacinths - Crystal Moon

Postby redcrx » Nov 18, 2014 1:10 pm

Crystal Moon in the 2012 season

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Here is the group setting with Majestic on the right.

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And Crystal Moon in the 2013 season

Crystal Moon is in front with Niko in back.

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Re: The smell of hyacinths - Crystal Moon

Postby redcrx » Aug 08, 2016 6:18 pm

Crystal Moon is in flower and they are big.
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And the plant is in two segments now.
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Re: The smell of hyacinths - Crystal Moon

Postby redcrx » Aug 19, 2017 5:48 am

'Crystal Moon' yesterday with Majesty in front and Miss Linda Smith in the bottom right corner.
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with honey bee and spider
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