A 'Hacksaw' seedling

Want to share and learn about Hosta hybridizing and seed starting and growing? Then this is the place. Also check out our annual seed exchange held in late fall and winter.

Moderator: redcrx

A 'Hacksaw' seedling

Postby Pieter » May 16, 2013 9:03 am

One of last year's OP 'Hacksaw' seedlings. Love that combination of yellow leaves and red petioles. Looks as if it'll stay small, but fairly vigorous: it came up with 3 shoots this spring. Now baby it along for a couple of years...

Image

I start my seedlings outdoors in late March, out of necessity. I haven't got the space indoors. I generally do my first culling in July, this one made the cut obviously and with any luck at all I'll see it flower this year.
Pieter

"Never trust anyone who doesn't have dog hair on their clothes."

Pieter's Hosta List
User avatar
Pieter
 
Posts: 838
Joined: May 16, 2006 8:18 am
Location: Richmond, BC @ 49°07'49.30 N Elevation: 8ft

A 'Hacksaw' seedling

Sponsor

Sponsor
 

Re: A 'Hacksaw' seedling

Postby Carol O » May 16, 2013 5:09 pm

I like that one, Pieter.
Carol O
 
Posts: 459
Joined: Sep 03, 2012 10:45 am
Location: PNW SWW
USDA Zone: 4

Re: A 'Hacksaw' seedling

Postby kaylyred » May 19, 2013 5:55 pm

That looks like a keeper!
~ Karen

Check out Petiole Junction, my gardening blog!
See my little hosta list
I've also got a garden photo gallery.
User avatar
kaylyred
 
Posts: 533
Joined: Mar 08, 2010 12:50 pm
Location: Wisconsin, Zone 5a
USDA Zone: 5a

Re: A 'Hacksaw' seedling

Postby Chris_W » May 19, 2013 8:39 pm

Looks nice. Hopefully it picked up the vigor of its parent plant :)
Image
User avatar
Chris_W
Administrator
 
Posts: 8364
Joined: Oct 05, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: Cement City, MI
USDA Zone: 5

Re: A 'Hacksaw' seedling

Postby Pieter » Aug 10, 2015 7:49 pm

Well, here we are a couple of years later. Picture was taken earlier today. The plant was divided in the spring, with one division going into the ground, and then this one back into a pot. The one in the ground is much smaller, I suspect the slugs have been feasting on it for one, plus it would have had a bit of a struggle growing new roots during our extremely dry summer. The one in the pot shows several scapes but there are no flowers or pods left on it, a resident rodent -probably a squirrel- has a penchant for hosta scapes. Haven't gotten around to trapping the little bugger and relocate it....
Resize of P1120354_yellowknife.JPG

Resize of P1120358_yellowknife.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Pieter

"Never trust anyone who doesn't have dog hair on their clothes."

Pieter's Hosta List
User avatar
Pieter
 
Posts: 838
Joined: May 16, 2006 8:18 am
Location: Richmond, BC @ 49°07'49.30 N Elevation: 8ft

Re: A 'Hacksaw' seedling

Postby Chris_W » Aug 10, 2015 8:31 pm

Really nice, Pieter! I like the color better than curly fries.
Image
User avatar
Chris_W
Administrator
 
Posts: 8364
Joined: Oct 05, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: Cement City, MI
USDA Zone: 5

Re: A 'Hacksaw' seedling

Postby Pieter » Aug 10, 2015 9:33 pm

Thanks, Chris. I hope to get a better idea next year as to how wavy the leaf actually is. As you can see it is viridescent. Hopefully the scape on the small division in the ground will escape the rodent's attention, certainly all the others planted there have been ignored but it's more than likely it just hasn't been discovered yet.
Pieter

"Never trust anyone who doesn't have dog hair on their clothes."

Pieter's Hosta List
User avatar
Pieter
 
Posts: 838
Joined: May 16, 2006 8:18 am
Location: Richmond, BC @ 49°07'49.30 N Elevation: 8ft

Re: A 'Hacksaw' seedling

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 10, 2015 10:30 pm

Nice seedling. Glad you posted the update.
Ann
Pictures of Ann's Hostas:
http://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Host ... 361_qL3gHS (SmugMug gallery now updated for 2016)
User avatar
ViolaAnn
 
Posts: 2838
Joined: Oct 02, 2005 9:32 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON
USDA Zone: 5a

Re: A 'Hacksaw' seedling

Postby Pieter » May 24, 2017 11:35 pm

While I still have this seedling, it's a mere shadow of its former self, I'm trying to nurse it back to size. It's so small I haven't even bothered with another picture of it.

Having said all that, there's another yellow 'Hacksaw' seedling from that year which I call 'Yella Fella'...it was divided last year and I'm looking forward to seeing it flower this year. It doesn't have the same leaf substance of 'Tousled Hair', more like its parent. It has reddish petioles and when the leaves first unfurl there are reddish tips, it is an OP seedling...

P1150287_yellafella.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Pieter

"Never trust anyone who doesn't have dog hair on their clothes."

Pieter's Hosta List
User avatar
Pieter
 
Posts: 838
Joined: May 16, 2006 8:18 am
Location: Richmond, BC @ 49°07'49.30 N Elevation: 8ft

Re: A 'Hacksaw' seedling

Postby ViolaAnn » Jun 26, 2017 3:53 pm

Crossing my fingers for the other. A bit disappointing when they look wonderful to start and then don't match expectations.
Ann
Pictures of Ann's Hostas:
http://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Host ... 361_qL3gHS (SmugMug gallery now updated for 2016)
User avatar
ViolaAnn
 
Posts: 2838
Joined: Oct 02, 2005 9:32 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON
USDA Zone: 5a

Re: A 'Hacksaw' seedling

Postby Pieter » Jun 26, 2017 7:39 pm

Thanks, Ann, but as of a couple of days ago 'Yellowknife' is no more.... Sooner or later another yellow seedling will come along deserving of the moniker.
Pieter

"Never trust anyone who doesn't have dog hair on their clothes."

Pieter's Hosta List
User avatar
Pieter
 
Posts: 838
Joined: May 16, 2006 8:18 am
Location: Richmond, BC @ 49°07'49.30 N Elevation: 8ft

Re: A 'Hacksaw' seedling

Postby ViolaAnn » Jun 26, 2017 7:49 pm

:(
Ann
Pictures of Ann's Hostas:
http://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Host ... 361_qL3gHS (SmugMug gallery now updated for 2016)
User avatar
ViolaAnn
 
Posts: 2838
Joined: Oct 02, 2005 9:32 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON
USDA Zone: 5a


Return to Hosta Hybridizing and Seed Growing Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CCbot crawler and 0 guests