Thoughts on 'Captain's Adventure'?

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Thoughts on 'Captain's Adventure'?

Postby kaylyred » May 06, 2012 12:25 am

I bought 'Captain's Adventure' last year at the Midwest Regional Convention. At the time, it didn't look quite right, but...it was an immature plant, I wanted it, the price was right...you know how it goes. :-?

It grew with slightly elongated leaves that were oddly cupped--drawstringing, maybe--and never looked quite right all last year. This year, the leaves are heavily cupped and still looking strange. I figured my plant was just a dud. But today I saw a bunch of 'Captain's Adventure' for sale at a hosta society member's plant sale, and they all had the same weird cupping/drawstringing issue going on.

Does anyone have this hosta? What's your experience with it?

Mine certainly doesn't look like this...

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Re: Thoughts on 'Captain's Adventure'?

Postby Mark Raw » May 06, 2012 12:38 am

Isnt it strange how plants can be like this. Yesterday I bought a rather scruffy looking so called Pauls glory, I was taken with the price and I also got a free pot with it woo wooo. But it seems to be all one colour however I have heard it changes as the season progresses and as it gets older it looses the Gold standard look. Sorry I digress I have never had experince with Captains adventure but looking at the pic it loos amazing like a tatto with extra advantages, persivere with it and good luck.
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Re: Thoughts on 'Captain's Adventure'?

Postby sugar » May 06, 2012 1:25 am

Have some patience. This plant will later in the season transform towards this variegation .
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Re: Thoughts on 'Captain's Adventure'?

Postby irawon » May 06, 2012 4:05 am

This one WAS on my list to buy in the future. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Thoughts on 'Captain's Adventure'?

Postby kaylyred » May 06, 2012 10:28 pm

I'll post some photos of mine when it's not pouring outside. It's grown considerably with all the rain, but it's still not looking impressive. At all. And I'm pretty certain it's drawstringing badly. As were all the other juvenile versions of the plant I saw this weekend. :(
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Re: Thoughts on 'Captain's Adventure'?

Postby guardbear » May 07, 2012 7:31 am

Here is a pic of the H. Captain's Adventure I planted in 2011. Sorry it's a little ragged. The leaf coloration seems to vary a lot, depending on age? I do have some cupping and puckering like you mention, and it doesn't look like its advertisements. I'm just chalking it up to age, and I do think it will eventually develop as advertised.

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Re: Thoughts on 'Captain's Adventure'?

Postby kaylyred » May 07, 2012 2:05 pm

Here's mine. Looking pretty sad. To be fair, it is still unfurling, but...I'm not terribly hopeful that it'll be a looker. I hope it proves me wrong.

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Re: Thoughts on 'Captain's Adventure'?

Postby ShortShadows » May 07, 2012 8:52 pm

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I too have a captains adventure purchased last year. I just snapped an image of it and it certainly does not look like the photos. I live in what used to be 3b but now 'maybe' a 4 zone so things are just getting into the swing.
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Re: Thoughts on 'Captain's Adventure'?

Postby Pieter » May 09, 2012 10:19 am

I purchased 2 of them last year. One was potted up, the other went into a raised bed. The potted one now has four shoots and has unfurled. It's cupping, no doubt. And it did the same thing last year.

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The other is still only just 2 pips, they haven't begun to unfurl as yet.

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