Hosta of the Day - Red Cloud

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Hosta of the Day - Red Cloud

Postby redcrx » Jun 26, 2017 2:53 pm

Red Cloud is a streaked plant from Alex Malloy with red petioles with the red going up into the leaf-back. It also has a white back and some "frosting" on the front of the leaf. It is from a cross of 'Neat Splash' with 'Riptide'. The leaf shape looks like it comes from 'Riptide'.

Hosta Registry - not registered
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Red+Cloud
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/r/redcloud.html

This is a new hosta for me. I got it in the auction at First Look this past weekend.

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Showing the white back:
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Showing the red petioles:
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Red Cloud

Postby redcrx » Aug 08, 2017 2:53 pm

Red Cloud today in flower:
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With a purple scape:
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Red Cloud

Postby Tigger » Aug 08, 2017 3:50 pm

Get some pollen on that baby!
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Red Cloud

Postby redcrx » Aug 09, 2017 12:13 pm

I hadn't been thinking of crosses. I'll to look around to see what's available.

i do have 2 weedlings available - one has really tall purple scapes and large flower with heavy white backed leaves; the other has some stripping in the leaves itself.

I will need to get there early tomorrow before the bees.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Red Cloud

Postby LucyGoose » Aug 09, 2017 10:58 pm

Pretty!
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Red Cloud

Postby redcrx » Aug 10, 2017 5:23 pm

I did get some pollen on to it. I used the white backed weedling. The weedling with the streaks didn't have an open flower - it should tomorrow.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Red Cloud

Postby redcrx » Aug 11, 2017 9:57 am

Did some crosses today. The streaked weedling had an open flower today - I put its pollen on two flowers of Red Cloud. I also took some RC pollen and put it back on the weedling. And used that pollen on another weedling - the one I used yesterday. I also put RC pollen on "Miss Selene" since they are almost next to each other in the New Garden.
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