Not Pic of the Day 6-01-08 Cinnamon Sticks

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Not Pic of the Day 6-01-08 Cinnamon Sticks

Postby jgh » Jun 01, 2008 12:40 pm

The Quest For Red...

I talked in a previous post about surges in interest (fads, if you will) in the world of hostadom. Right now, I'd say the most dominant focus seems to be on "rippled" edges... rippled really doesn't really say it correctly. Look at the things Kent has been working on like Clovelly (or the :( nameless one he recently lost), or Queen of the Seas, or Sea Gulf Stream and you see the small, complicated ripples. We've gotten names like The Razor's Edge and Hacksaw and Ginsu Knife.

The big fad in breeding previous to this one was red. The race was on to get more and more red onto the leaves, leading, we assumed, eventually to a red-leafed hosta. I went with the craze. I've got some of the earlier red-petioled ones like Red October. I've got Katsuragawa Beni and Harry van der Laar which have the red dots to 1/3 or 1/2 the way up the midrib of the leaf.

Along the way, we may have lost sight of the real question - why would we want a red hosta? I think the real benefit of the breeding was primarily in generating some good plants in the yellow, green, and bluish categories that had nice red petioles, or red speckles, and often had nice white backs to the leaves as well. So we have Fire Island - incredible bright yellow leaves in the spring and upright enough to show off its bright red legs as well. The aforementioned Katsuragawa Beni and Harry van der Laar are nice green plants with reasonable vigor and the red spots up onto the leaf are just an added bonus.

In my garden, Cinnamon Sticks has grown well... no trouble, reasonable vigor, and it presents a very nice combination of bluish leaves, white undersides, and red spots. An added benefit is the interesting forms as the plant opens. We are having a late spring and we are noticing many of the plants not only opening slowly, but also opening oddly... I am theorizing below-ground frost damage as they sat for weeks beyond their normal date in wet, cold soil. The silver lining is when a cultivar opens like an O'Keefe painting... like Cinnamon Sticks is doing.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... n%20Sticks
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Cinnamon+Sticks
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/c/cinnamon.html

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Postby Justme » Jun 01, 2008 9:39 pm

Lovely plant. Cinomine Sticks is one of mine that is still thriving, thank goodness. At least I think it is C.S., none of my markers are around anymore. Need to drag out my maps and hope that are current.

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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 01, 2008 10:15 pm

Beautiful plant, Jim. 8-) I've been hoping to run across one. I still haven't yet, but it's on the short list.
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jun 02, 2008 5:03 am

I really like Cinn. Sticks also. It grows well for me also. :)
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Postby JaneG » Jun 02, 2008 9:28 pm

Ditto what Joan says, I really like it and it grows well for me. This is one of the plants that I made certain got moved from my old house to here.
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Postby DBoweMD » Jun 03, 2008 7:39 am

It's fertile and good for hybridizing. I need to get mine in the ground so it can get bigger.
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Postby DBoweMD » Jun 04, 2008 11:32 am

my best red into the leaf, pic from last year...

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Postby DBoweMD » Jun 04, 2008 11:38 am

I think a different plant, OMT x CS not CS x OMT

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Postby jgh » Jun 04, 2008 11:54 am

thanks, Dave... good info on the propagation talents of CS...

now the big question - does it change the diapers or does it just drop its pollen and move on...
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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 04, 2008 7:19 pm

Nice seedlings, guys!! 8-)

Good to 'see' you again, Linda!! :D I was wondering where you were. :wink:

jgh... :???: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Justaysam » Jun 04, 2008 8:54 pm

Hi Reldon, I just work too hard, or hardly work, depending on who you ask. I made some changes where we, our company works, so now I have time to get on line and play with what I love best. I'll see you here in July huh? I'm taking 3 days off to play for sure, convention is on my BD.
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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 04, 2008 10:17 pm

That'll be a nice birthday party!! :D I sure hope to be able to be there.
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Postby Patrushka » Jun 12, 2008 11:46 am

Oh, I like Cinnamon Sticks! :cool: I seem to have overlooked it in the past. Very nice seedlings Dr. Dave! I'm keeping an eye on the Cinnamon Stick crosses that you brought to the Hallson's Happening last year. :D
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Re: Not Pic of the Day 6-01-08 Cinnamon Sticks

Postby redcrx » Oct 17, 2014 9:30 pm

Some photos of Cinnamon Sticks from this past season and from the 2013 season.
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Re: Not Pic of the Day 6-01-08 Cinnamon Sticks

Postby redcrx » Oct 17, 2014 9:37 pm

Another cluster of photos of Cinnamon Sticks from this past season and the 2013 season. This deals with the flowers.
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Re: Not Pic of the Day 6-01-08 Cinnamon Sticks

Postby redcrx » Feb 26, 2016 7:31 am

A photo of Cinnamon Sticks from a few years ago focused on the colorful bracts and the dark scape.

I was looking for a connection to one of its offspring - Almost - which also has a lot of color in its bract.
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Re: Not Pic of the Day 6-01-08 Cinnamon Sticks

Postby redcrx » Sep 21, 2017 8:57 am

I was trying to ID a potted plant that didn't seem to have a tag. My garden map suggested it was Cinnamon Sticks. When I pulled the pot out I did find the tag - it was CS. I got some photos but the flower was partially eaten so not much good for showing except I noticed the style had some purple on it. I checked this topics photos but they didn't show it. I went back into my garden to get photos of flowers on another CS I have in a trough but they don't show it either. I have noticed that the style coloration is more prominent on the earlier opening flowers. The photo I got today showing the marking is the first flower to open. The other CS is well into its flowering cycle - I didn't think to get early photos of it.
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