Hosta of the Day - Lightning Flash

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Hosta of the Day - Lightning Flash

Postby redcrx » May 03, 2016 5:57 am

Lightning Flash is an interesting small hosta with grayish rippled leaves that have some light streaky highlights.

Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=4105&Variety=Lightning%20Flash
MyHostas Database - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Lightning+Flash
Hosta Library - not in the Library yet

This is my second season with this hosta. It's planted in my "New Garden" and gets a good deal of sun.
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And some photos from last season:
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Lightning Flash

Postby Tigger » May 03, 2016 10:24 am

Ed,

I got this from Bob last year as well, and did some crosses (but didn't record who the pollen donors were, although I did remove the stamens on the flower I crossed to). Here is a pic of the best of the babies. The two cups on the left are from one pod and the two on the right from another pod; the ones on the left clearly show whiter variegation while the ones on the right are creamy/yellow. The one at lower right is nice, but unfortunately not the leaf shape I was looking for! (I'm hoping for narrow leaves with variegation, with some blue as well.)
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Lightning Flash

Postby redcrx » Jul 19, 2017 10:49 am

Lightning Flash today - that's Galaxy in the background on most of these photos.
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