Hosta of the Day - Alley Oop

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Hosta of the Day - Alley Oop

Postby redcrx » Aug 26, 2015 4:57 am

Alley Oop is a small sport of 'Fortunei Aoki' where the twisted leaves have speckles and streaks. It seems similar to Allegan Fog.

Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=315&Variety=Alley%20Oop
MyHostas Database - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Alley+Oop
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/a/alley.html

I got this plant in 2010. It is still small because I have it in a garden where it has to fight it out with Red Cardinal Flowers and their thousands of seedlings. I cleaned much of the space this season so it may be larger next season. (I know the Hummingbirds are disappointed.)

Here it is in late 2011.
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Alley Oop 11 0647-9-25.JPG

And in early 2012.
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And this season.
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