Pic of the Day--Cameo

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Pic of the Day--Cameo

Postby Hank Zumach » Nov 08, 2007 10:41 am

Hi All--Cameo may not have big clump measurements but it makes up for it by having as many leaves as some much larger cultivars. That is a nice characteristic that it inherited from its grandparent, Baby Bunting, and its sport parent, Pandora's Box. Growing in the full shade of our Friendship Garden, Cameo has measured 7x3 and 7x2, on its way to 12x4 at maturity.

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Postby thy » Nov 08, 2007 8:02 pm

Cute :D

Is it easy as Baby Bunting or problematic as Pandoras Box :-?

Great news here Pandoras Box grow from one sick hard to see eye to 2 nice eyes in its grit mostly pot this year
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Postby eastwood2007 » Nov 08, 2007 11:04 pm

I got mine new from Chris this year. It has just looked down right 'sturdy' all year! :D I like it! We'll see how it does thru the winter, but I am hopeful.
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Nov 09, 2007 9:04 am

It's such a cute little thing!! :)
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Postby JoshS » Nov 09, 2007 10:59 am

In my experience, Pandora's Box has been the best grower of the 4 sports. Go figure!
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Postby Hank Zumach » Nov 09, 2007 11:23 am

Hi--Pandora's Box has grown OK in our garden too.
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Postby yardmom » Nov 10, 2007 7:05 pm

I have Pandora's Box, Cameo, and Cherish planted in the garden and they are all doing fine. Hope is in a planter and has not done well.

Here is Cameo in August. Think there is a sport on there?
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Cherish in May
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Postby Hank Zumach » Nov 10, 2007 10:28 pm

Yardmaom--Nice photos of great looking plants. Have you separated the sport? How has it done?
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Postby Roxanne » Nov 10, 2007 10:39 pm

that 'Cherish' pic is a stunner! :P
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Postby sugar » Nov 11, 2007 4:44 am

My plants look a bit different then those of yardmom. I think the sport in the Cameo picture is the actual Cameo

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I think Hope is not really worth it. In really isn't in the same league as the three other Baby Bunting sports I have. I purchased it based on description, without ever seeing it :oops:

I purchased Pandora's Box at the end of the season and there was too much slug damage to get a nice shot of it.
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Postby yardmom » Nov 11, 2007 9:34 pm

My thought during the summer was that it was the second flush of leaves that had such wide margins and that maybe the margins thinned out after a while. But I believe they are still just as wide....I'll check tomorrow if we don't get hit with a heavy frost tonight.

When I looked at my photo, it struck me that maybe it was a sport. I have not dug around to see if it is the entire eye. Guess I'll see what happens in the spring.
Most of the pictures in the HL have the thinner margins, and all of the lower leaves do.

Yours looks young, sugar. It may change.
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Postby yardmom » Nov 12, 2007 6:37 pm

The margins on those cameo leaves did stay wide till the frost got them. I'll have to wait till spring to see if that was a sport or not.
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Postby thy » Nov 12, 2007 6:42 pm

Am I the only one with no doubts.... this is a hosta sporting :-? and a very clear to see one
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Postby Spider » Nov 12, 2007 7:19 pm

I like the thinner white margined portion of the plant. They do look like 2 different plants to me. The smaller (wide white margin) looks like it is in the center though. That would be difficult to get.
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