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Risky Business

Postby renaldo75 » May 13, 2007 4:02 pm

has more than leaped this year. :cool: I think I counted 14 divisions a few weeks ago. It sure looks good!! :P It has some interesting variegation on a few leaves. I didn't realize it would get that bright green in between the center & margin. 8-)

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Postby renaldo75 » May 13, 2007 4:05 pm

This is an interesting leaf center. :???: Kinda :cool: !!

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Postby eastwood2007 » May 13, 2007 11:08 pm

That is cool! I didn't know that one did that either.
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Postby renaldo75 » May 14, 2007 8:11 am

Thanks, Charla - hopefully some others who have it will comment too.
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Postby MikeWI » May 14, 2007 9:20 am

i don't have that one.. but i do have H. Pole cat... still unfurling.. only diff is that pole cat seems to have some 'grass clipping' flecks in the white center. grows like a weed. Margin color is about the same.
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Postby renaldo75 » May 14, 2007 9:25 am

Mike - is the center on Pole Cat a little more narrow & uniform than it appears to be on Risky Business? I've thought it looked that way in a couple pics I've seen of it.
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Postby oldcoot » May 14, 2007 1:27 pm

And OC knows that you give them a lot of tender loving care......OC loving your hostas and your pictures....
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Postby renaldo75 » May 14, 2007 3:43 pm

Thanks, OC :P - but the ones in this holding bed are actually thriving [or not thriving as the case may be :???: ] on pure neglect. :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Postby baja220 » May 20, 2007 1:53 am

Renaldo, I have a Risky Business that reverted back to Striptease or at least that what It looked like. It was last summer. I divided them out and ended up with several pieces of RB and ST. I didn't labed them St tho, I labeled them that they came from RB.

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Postby renaldo75 » May 20, 2007 9:57 am

Interesting, Debbie - do you have any pics of the divisions that reverted?
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Postby baja220 » May 20, 2007 8:41 pm

Yea, I've got pics, but they're on my old computer. I'll try to get em off Tues when it's raining and I can't be gettin my hostas in the ground.
I could shoot ya some new pics, but man, my hostas are lookin like he!! :evil: It must be a cutworm haven out in my beds. :evil: :evil:
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Postby baja220 » May 21, 2007 3:19 pm

OK, I went back and got the pics I posted last year on DG.
This was Risky Business when I planted it about 4 years ago. Last year it came up Risky Business and Striptease.

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Postby baja220 » May 21, 2007 3:22 pm

Here it is divided....er.......butchered. :lol:

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Postby renaldo75 » May 21, 2007 5:28 pm

LOL It doesn't look tooo butchered - the pieces still have roots. :wink: I'd never seen an RB revert back to Striptease. Thanks for sharing the pics. :P
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Postby buff24 » May 21, 2007 7:08 pm

Here's a pic of my Risky Business... it also leaped this year.
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And here is a pic of my streaky Risky Business sport. It was divided from the plant in the pic above last year. Too bad it's not fertile (at least not for me...) No seed pods set on this one last year.
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Postby renaldo75 » May 21, 2007 9:42 pm

That's sure a nice Risky Business, Buff!! :P And even if that :cool: streaky sport was fertile I wouldn't tell anyone. You might have to stand guard over it then. :wink:
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Postby impatience » May 21, 2007 10:38 pm

Nice RB Renaldo. Mine just keeps getting smaller-I should need a microscope by next year. :roll:
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Postby renaldo75 » May 22, 2007 8:14 am

Thanks - I've been pleasantly surprised with how well it's done this year. :P

Sorry about yours, Impatience. I have several hostas that are doing what your RB is doing. How much light does yours get? I realize you get more heat sooner than I do here, but this one gets full afternoon sun for 3-4 hours every day. Maybe some direct light for an hour or so would be a good thing for yours... :???:
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Postby nanny_56 » May 22, 2007 10:12 am

May need to move my RB today too. I was afraid of it getting to much light!

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Postby renaldo75 » May 22, 2007 10:52 pm

I think the white centered ones actually need a little more sun than others since they have less chlorophyll. But be prepared for them to possibly burn this year if you move them. But leave them after you move them even if they do. Next year they'll be more acclimated to the new spot & will do better.
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