Hosta of the Day #2 - kikutii (Hyuga Giboshi)

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Hosta of the Day #2 - kikutii (Hyuga Giboshi)

Postby redcrx » Aug 27, 2017 7:53 am

kikutii is a medium sized hosta species. It forms a mound with draping rippled leaves.
The (Hyuga Giboshi) is "hosta of Hyuga".

Hosta Registry - not registered - it is a species
MyHostas Database - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/kikutii
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/k/kikutiisp.html

This is a new addition with lots of flowers. I need to get more photos of the plant details.

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And I need to get close-ups of the style - it looks purple on the end.
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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - kikutii (Hyuga Giboshi)

Postby Pieter » Aug 27, 2017 9:21 am

Ed, like most Hosta species, this species is quite variable. I have a seedling from seed collected in the wild, had it for about 3 years. As you can see this one has reddish petioles and the flowers are virtually all-white.
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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - kikutii (Hyuga Giboshi)

Postby redcrx » Aug 27, 2017 10:22 am

Some photos today:
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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - kikutii (Hyuga Giboshi)

Postby Pieter » Aug 29, 2017 9:14 am

Here's a picture from yesterday of the plant, with a couple of cropped close-ups of the flowers.
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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - kikutii (Hyuga Giboshi)

Postby Tigger » Aug 29, 2017 8:55 pm

Pieter, I have to say yours is unlike any kikutii I have ever seen. How did you confirm the species ID on the seed source? Were there other species/hybrids in the area?

Ed, our main kikutii is the form with longer leaves and no ripples. Just starting to bloom. We got it from Maria Plater-Zyberk, who would have had it from the early 80s or earlier. We also have kikutii var. yakusimensis, which has a bit of ripple. And kikutii 'Kifukurin'. Can you tell we like kikutii?

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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - kikutii (Hyuga Giboshi)

Postby Pieter » Aug 29, 2017 10:15 pm

David, while I don't know what other species there may have been around, the seeds were collected in situ in Japan from what I'm told. Odds are I'll see him again in about 3-4 weeks or so and I'll make a point of asking him some more questions but I have no reason to believe this plant is not as claimed, just don't know what sub-species it is but suspect it is var. caput-avis.
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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - kikutii (Hyuga Giboshi)

Postby redcrx » Aug 30, 2017 5:45 am

Let's see - I have:

kikutii 'Kifukurin' = Kifukurin Hyuga - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=58105
I should replant this where it was but in a basket - it seemed to like it there.

kikutii caput-avis - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=58152
and
Mikawa-no-yuki - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=58153
which look the same to me.

Yoshinogawa = kikutii var. polyneuron 'Yoshinogawa' - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=57844

Hyuga Urajiro = (from MyHostas Database) "Looks like the streaked version of kikutii f. leuconota" -
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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - kikutii (Hyuga Giboshi)

Postby Tigger » Aug 30, 2017 10:30 am

Dave Chopko has a yellow-margined kikutii that Stephen lusts after. Dave got it from Barry Yinger. I don't know if it's ever been offered at auction.

We also have Hyuga Urajiro and Mikawa-no-yuki. Lots of confusion in these forms.
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