Hosta of the Day - Cheesecake

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Hosta of the Day - Cheesecake

Postby redcrx » Jul 30, 2015 11:57 pm

Cheesecake is a streaky unstable sport of Vera Verde.

Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... Cheesecake
MyHostas Database - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Cheesecake
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/c/cheesecake.html

I have had this plant since 2010 and it has never had much white center streaking. Mostly it's a small green with a very thin white edge. It's similar to a few others.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Cheesecake

Postby Tigger » Jul 31, 2015 9:22 am

Yeah, I've never seen a streaky one.

For the record, "Cheesecake" was also the branded version of what sure looked like 'Allan P. McConnell', under the Martha Stewart plants (for KMart?) label. That didn't last for long, and I don't think any serious hosta resellers picked up that name, given the confusion. Given how Vera Verde (or your non-streaky 'Cheesecake' can look like APM, one might forgive her for rebranding a hosta with a challenging name. But then no one is going to name a hosta for Martha Stewart, are they?

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Re: Hosta of the Day - Cheesecake

Postby Bill Meyer » Jul 31, 2015 1:24 pm

Hi Ed,

As you can see in the Library pictures from George, Cheesecake is a Vera Verde that has a fair amount of sectorial chimeras in it. It should never have been registered because sectorial chimeras never stabilize, so are just a temporary thing. They didn't know that back then. It may be reappearing these days but I doubt any pieces of an original plant remain.

Clearly you don't have Cheesecake, but if you did it wouldn't stay that way for long.

A sectorial chimera is a sport where the new tissue ignores the boundary between the L1 (margin) and L2 (center) layers, giving rise to half and half leaves and stripes that cross the whole leaf. For whatever reason they are never stable.

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Re: Hosta of the Day - Cheesecake nope Allan P. McConnell

Postby redcrx » Aug 28, 2017 5:16 am

I was going to update this topic but then noticed the discussion above and followed the discussion back to 'Allan P. McConnell' from 2007. This pushed me to look at Zilis's Hostapedia. His photos of 'Cheesecake' and 'Allan P. McConnell' are virtually identical and completely different from the one in the Hosta Library. My guess is that what I have is the Martha Stewart version of 'Allan P. McConnell'.
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