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Pick a streaker for me!

Postby bengal » Jul 22, 2007 7:32 am

OK, I've just read the posts on Ice Age Trail. That's a very pretty hosta; in fact, I can envision myself getting one -- particularly a blue one with streaks. But I must confess, I'm basically still on the fence when it comes to streakers. To my eyes, most of them look like they're neither fish nor fowl. [She says, ducking to avoid getting hit in the head with a pot. :lol: :lol: ]

Maybe a real empirical test is needed. Maybe I need to grow some in my garden. Maybe I'd change my mind if I had a few maturing ones here.

So maybe you guys could list your favorite streakers. And show many pictures! I need all the help I can get! :lol:
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'Seventh Heaven' and 'Diane Gray Dalton'

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Postby NWhosta4life » Jul 22, 2007 10:46 am

Delta Pride is a personal favorite of mine! Tons of pods on her this year :P
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'Christmas Tree Gala', 'Blizzard' & 'Candle Glow'

Postby Roxanne » Jul 22, 2007 1:42 pm

I love the streakers!! :P
.......who am I kidding, I love stable plants as well! :D

Here's some pics I just took. Some are looking a little tired, but you get the picture.

'Christmas Tree Gala'
Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... ree%20Gala
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Christmas+Tree+Gala
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/c/christtg.html

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'Blizzard'
Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=656&Variety=Blizzard
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Blizzard
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/b/blizzard.html

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'Candle Glow'
Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=1032&Variety=Candle%20Glow
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Candle+Glow
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/c/candlegl.html

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'Good Golly Miss Molly' and 'Fire and Brimstone'

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'Blue Lightening' & 'Galaxy'

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Postby NWhosta4life » Jul 22, 2007 2:24 pm

:eek: @ blue lightning...where do i get me one of those? :D
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Postby Roxanne » Jul 22, 2007 2:47 pm

I don't know who is selling them this year, if anyone. Can someone check the 2007 Hostafinder to see? I passed on buying one this year.
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'Risky Business', 'Swirls', Color Parade' & 'William Lachman

Postby buff24 » Jul 22, 2007 2:59 pm

Here's some of my favorite streakers...

I have a streaked 'Risky Business' that I LOVE (sadly, it's sterile, and won't set a single pod for me, but I still love the streakiness:)
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If you're into the dwarf/mini hostas, here's 'Swirls', a fun little streaker:
Hosta Registry - not registered
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Swirls
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/s/swirls.html

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Another of my favorites, 'Color Parade' (reluctantly set 1 pod for me last year):
Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... r%20Parade
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Color+Parade
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/c/colorparade.html

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This is a recent acquisition for me (you can see it's still just a 1-eyed baby,) so I can't speak for it's growth rate, but I have heard lots of good things about it's breeding capabilities, and I just love the coloring:
'William Lachman'
Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=7045&Variety=William%20Lachman
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/William+Lachman
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/wx/will.html

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Postby bengal » Jul 22, 2007 4:30 pm

Thanks for the ideas....and the photos! So far, I really like Diane Gray Dalton, Color Parade, and Blizzard. In fact, I really, really like them! Not to mention Candle Glow -- I particularly like the chartreuse-y green and white combo. Or apple green. Or whatever you call it. :lol: Come to think of it, I really, really, really like Fire And Brimstone and Blue Lightning, too.

Well. That's not bad....going from on the fence to seven possible buys. Instead of picking one, maybe I should just get all seven. :lol: After all, you need a large sample size to conduct a good scientific study. :wink:
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Postby Jamie » Jul 22, 2007 5:01 pm

Good Golly Mrs.Rox :eek: :eek: Nice group of streakers you've got there :-)..

Not really Blue but there's Galaxy, Swoosh 'reverting POS', Iron Gate Supreme, Savannah Supreme, Fascination, and Fickle Blue Genes
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Postby thy » Jul 22, 2007 11:33 pm

You want it for the look or for the seeds ????
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Postby bengal » Jul 23, 2007 12:19 am

For the look.
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Postby wishiwere » Jul 23, 2007 5:58 am

Lovely streakers people! Keep them coming! Good way to decide what to get next! :D
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Postby ademink » Jul 23, 2007 8:00 am

I loooooove the leaves on Good Golly Miss Molly! A lovely plant even if it were solid green!
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Postby playinmud » Jul 23, 2007 8:18 am

'Gunther's Prize' is a really colorful streaker. Mine is just a one-eyed baby, but unfortunately I don't have a pic. It really stands out compared to all the other streakers I have.
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Postby dmi188 » Jul 23, 2007 11:53 am

Ohhh! Love Fire and Brimestone! Does it set seed well? When does it bloom?
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Postby Willowy » Jul 23, 2007 8:48 pm

I saw Blue Lightning at the First Look auction this year and fell in love. Fortunately I was able to leverage the buying power of two (and enough plant to go around) to acquire my first streaker!
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'Diane Gray Dalton' & 'Sally and Bob'

Postby dmi188 » Jul 24, 2007 10:16 am

For those who like DGD, here she is all leafed out. (Links are listed above).
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And here is 'Sally and Bob'! Quite a nice couple!
Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=5671&Variety=Sally%20and%20Bob
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Sally+and+Bob
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'Sea Sunrise'

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