Hosta of the Day - 'Olympic Sunrise'

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Hosta of the Day - 'Olympic Sunrise'

Postby redcrx » Feb 16, 2013 5:51 am

'Olympic Sunrise' is a sport of 'Katherine Lewis'

Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=4761&Variety=Olympic%20Sunrise
MyHostas Database - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Olympic+Sunrise
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/o/olympicsunrise.html

This plant came up in a discussion about Touch of Class look-a-likes -
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=53928

While it may be "similar" at times to ToC, it has some vastly different "looks" to it. I classify it as one of those "Magical" hosta that completely change its look during the season. Here is one starting out:
Olympic Sunrise 10 b 0538-4-17.JPG

And here is a second one at the end of the season (they are in similar light):
Olympic Sunrise 10 a 0858-10-13.JPG


I debated as to how to do this presentation and came up with the "show the difference" first and then go into a more detailed approach in later pages. This is one of my oldest plants - first one in 2008. I have four of them. One is planted in a group of white centered hosta (no Striptease variants) - things like Pathfinder, Lakeside Love Affaire, Vulcan, Enterprise, Americana, Ann Kulpa. Two are planted side-by-side and get good sun. The last one is planted in my Halcyon group garden - not many pictures of that one.

This is long - 'Olympic Sunrise' over the years.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - 'Olympic Sunrise'

Postby redcrx » Feb 16, 2013 6:00 am

Here is my first Olympic Sunrise:
In late 2008 when it first came in:
Olympic Sunrise 08 a 0345-9-14.JPG

Olympic Sunrise 08 a 0347-9-14.JPG

Olympic Sunrise 08 a 0346-9-14.JPG


In 2009 with some "stepped-on" damage:
Olympic Sunrise 09 a 0228-6-19.JPG


At the end of 2010 (this was shown on page one):
Olympic Sunrise 10 a 0858-10-13.JPG
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Re: Hosta of the Day - 'Olympic Sunrise'

Postby redcrx » Feb 16, 2013 6:13 am

Here is the first one in 2011:
Olympic Sunrise 11 a 1412-20p-6-13.JPG

And at the end of the 2012 season with some deer damage:
Olympic Sunrise 12 a N2332zbz26-9-5.jpg

Olympic Sunrise 12 a f N2333zbz54-9-5.jpg
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Re: Hosta of the Day - 'Olympic Sunrise'

Postby redcrx » Feb 16, 2013 6:17 am

Here is the pair of Olympic Sunrise in early 2010:
Olympic Sunrise 10 b 0536-4-17.JPG

This was shown on page one:
Olympic Sunrise 10 b 0538-4-17.JPG

Starting to show center color:
Olympic Sunrise 10 b & Striptease #2 Mich 10 0353-4-27.JPG

And mid-2010:
Olympic Sunrise 10 b 0220-7-16.JPG

Olympic Sunrise 10 b f 10 0222-7-16.JPG
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Re: Hosta of the Day - 'Olympic Sunrise'

Postby redcrx » Feb 16, 2013 6:27 am

Here is the pair in 2011:
One of the pair is on the left edge in this first photo with a Striptease sport on the right.
Olympic Sunrise 11 b 0564-4-28.JPG

Olympic Sunrise 11 b 0805-7-23.JPG

Olympic Sunrise 11 b f 0806-7-23.JPG

Olympic Sunrise 11 b f 0808-7-23.JPG

Olympic Sunrise 11 b 0811-8-9.JPG
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Re: Hosta of the Day - 'Olympic Sunrise'

Postby redcrx » Feb 16, 2013 6:40 am

Here is the last one. It's in my Halcyon family garden.
In 2009:
Olympic Sunrise 09 c 0139-7-11.JPG

Olympic Sunrise 09 c f 0141-7-11.JPG

Olympic Sunrise 09 c 0874-9-26.JPG

And two years later - 2011:
Olympic Sunrise 11 c 0584-9-20.JPG

Olympic Sunrise 11 c 0586-9-20.JPG

This could be mistaken for Touch of Class but it really needs more sun.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - 'Olympic Sunrise'

Postby redcrx » Nov 11, 2014 10:14 am

Olympic Sunrise early in the 2013 season

1Olympic Sunrise 13 00826zbz24-4-29.jpg


And later with flowers
2Olympic Sunrise 13 N0148zb38-8-25.jpg

3Olympic Sunrise 13 f N0149zb78-8-25.jpg

4Olympic Sunrise 13 f N0150zb-8-25.JPG
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