Pic of the Day--Kifukurin Ko Mame

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Pic of the Day--Kifukurin Ko Mame

Postby Hank Zumach » Dec 15, 2007 11:51 am

Hi All--Today's plant, Kifukurin Ko Mame was added to our garden this past summer. In reading Schmid's "The Genus Hosta" and the information in the Hosta Library, I learned how to speak Japanese!! (well, OK. I learned that KO means "small" and Mame means "pea" and Kifukurin apparently means "gold-margined") So, the name Kifukurin Ko Mame translates to "gold-margined very small hosta" and by golly, that is exactly what my plant looks like. (:-) The little thing measured 7x3 and might be expected to grow to 10x3.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... 0Ko%20Mame

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Kifukurin+Ko+Mame

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/k/kitukurin.html

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Postby caliloo » Dec 15, 2007 6:27 pm

NIce photo

Mine is about the same size, but I can't find the photo easily right now. I migrated a bunch of ohotos and Windows decided to rename them all so I have some detective work to do after the holidays trying to get them all named again :(
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Postby Hank Zumach » Dec 15, 2007 7:56 pm

That would just about drive me more crazy than I am now. :eek: I have 14,435 photos on my computer, the large majority of them are hostas, and to make matters worse, I am lousy at IDing hostas. :lol:
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Postby Hank Zumach » Dec 15, 2007 8:00 pm

Have you thought of doing a "Restore Point"? I am not much of a geek but that should be worth a try.
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Postby ViolaAnn » Dec 16, 2007 12:21 pm

Kifukurin Ko Mame is one of my earlier Hostas - I acquired it about 1999 or 2000. I find it an enthusiastic grower. One which divides easily and grows rapidly enough to fill in as a great edger. Blooms just as enthusiastically.

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Postby yardmom » Dec 18, 2007 6:06 am

Beautiful plant, ViolaAnn! I wish mine was that full and happy!
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Postby ViolaAnn » Dec 18, 2007 7:22 am

Give it time and I bet it will be. :D
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Postby digs57 » Jan 15, 2008 4:12 am

I saw this one in the rock garden section of the NY botanical garden, surrounded by gravel, late last August, and all specimens were perfect - not a single bug hole. A perfect little thing, and so easy to find a spot for.

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Postby largosmom » Jan 15, 2008 7:44 pm

Cute and large flowers for such a little hosta.

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Postby FreakyCola » Jan 18, 2008 10:55 pm

I have a "thing" about KKM. I had it and about 10 other minis in a triple decker flower pot. Something (precious :???: little neighbor dog) knocked the whole pot over one day & several of the hostas fell out. I wasn't sure if I ID'd them correctly when I repotted.

So for some dumb blonde reason I blamed it all on poor little KKM, probly cause I can't ever remember it's name. (Like that's a reason a dog would try jumping over a pot. Really, I have no idea what I'm talking about! :lol: )

I yell at it like I do at KOMODO DRAGON but since I don't know the name I call if Kifi KO Mommy, pretending that's japanese for "Your Mama!"

It responded to my yelling by refusing to grow. Hopefully this year it will have forgotten, I will hopefully refrain from calling it that silly name & it will start growing again and I will be able to actually tell if it is KKM or one of the other ones that fell out. And if it isn't, well, then, no wonder it refused to grow. :wink:
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Postby thy » Jan 18, 2008 11:22 pm

:roll: :lol: Cola

Freaking out do not help at all

Calm down and look at the hostas... if ýou have the bought list in your hand, they willl wisper their name

And if they refuge...someone here can telll you :wink:
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Postby FreakyCola » Jan 24, 2008 12:47 am

Thy you're going to be proud of me coz I actually drew a map of that pot! There were several that looked alike and a few that died, so that's why I'm confused. It'll work out. I'll buy more! If I happen to buy a duplicate, who cares?

I'm not freaking out, I just love to be silly with my hostas! And with you guys! :wink:
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Postby Linda P » Jan 24, 2008 11:25 am

Freaky, don'tcha know that you can yell at the big, tough ones, but you have to talk nice to the little guys. :lol: :roll: :wink:
I had KKM, but lost it a couple years ago. Have to go see if the friend I shared it with still has it, but I have a feeling hers is gone. She planted it under a huge old maple tree that eats everything she puts there.
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Postby FreakyCola » Jan 28, 2008 8:42 am

No Linda, I did not know I couldn't yell at the little ones, but it makes sense! They have littler feelings! :roll:
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Postby Pieter » Jan 28, 2008 1:34 pm

She planted it under a huge old maple tree that eats everything she puts there.


Linda, has your friend got the message yet........
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