Pic of the Day--Risky Business

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Pic of the Day--Risky Business

Postby Hank Zumach » Apr 27, 2007 9:46 am

Hi All--From a distance, say 20 feet or so, Risky Business might be confused with its sport parent, yesterday's plant, Strip Tease. However, it's strong white center stripe sets it apart from all other varieties. Risky Business has only been on the market for a few years and has been in our garden since 2002. Growing in a spot that gets only high shade, it has had a nice growth rate. Starting in 2002 it has measured 15x9, 25x13, 44x18, 43x22 and 52x21. Wade & Gatton list it at about 20x42 for a mature plant and Lemke has it as medium-large. It is also attractive to slugs because we have had some damage in spite of my routine application of Deadline MP.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=5430&Variety=Risky%20Business
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Risky+Business
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/r/riskybusiness.html

The pix are from 2002 and 2006.
Risky Business 8-30-02c 036.jpg

Risky Business 6-26-06c.jpg
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Postby renaldo75 » Apr 27, 2007 10:58 am

It sure looks good, Hank. :P I've got one but mine has yet to take off & do much.
GO HAWKEYES!!!

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Postby hummingbird » Apr 27, 2007 1:48 pm

Very nice clump you have there, thank you for the eye candy.
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