New for 2012: Hosta 'Adorable' PPAF

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New for 2012: Hosta 'Adorable' PPAF

Postby Chris_W » Jan 13, 2012 12:06 am

The next new hosta for 2012 is pretty new to me too, since I only learned about it last summer and had to rush to get starts of it! But boy, was I glad that we did. After getting the plants virus and nematode checked we got them into the ground here and they grew great and set a lot of new dormant buds by fall so we decided to offer them up this very next season.

Hosta 'Adorable' is a sport of Hosta 'Royal Standard' with a chartreuse to yellow center with the center getting more yellowish with more light. At first I was sceptical of another Royal Standard sport, since we've tried Hoosier Harmony several times and it just didn't prove to be garden worthy, but everyone I've chatted with just loves this one and I'm glad to be able to offer them.

This is a picture of Hosta 'Adorable' from Van Hoorn Nurseries, who registered and patented it:

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Re: New for 2012: Hosta 'Adorable' PPAF

Postby redcrx » Jan 13, 2012 6:29 am

That's a pretty plant - reminds me of the Fragrant Bouquet sports that I love. I'll have to get one.
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Re: New for 2012: Hosta 'Adorable' PPAF

Postby rosemarie » Jan 13, 2012 1:28 pm

I put an order in for 'Adorable' and 'Irish Luck'. I already had an order in last November! Can I combine the two and get the discount, Chris? Thanks!!!
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Re: New for 2012: Hosta 'Adorable' PPAF

Postby Chris_W » Jan 13, 2012 3:17 pm

rosemarie wrote:I put an order in for 'Adorable' and 'Irish Luck'. I already had an order in last November! Can I combine the two and get the discount, Chris? Thanks!!!


Hi Rosemarie,

Thank you for your order. I tried to email you a confirmation but I'm not sure if it went through. One email was returned to me. I'll send you a private message, so check those and I look forward to hearing back. :)

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Re: New for 2012: Hosta 'Adorable' PPAF

Postby tsbccowboy » Jan 13, 2012 7:06 pm

This is a young plant but sure does look promising.

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Re: New for 2012: Hosta 'Adorable' PPAF

Postby Linda P » Jan 16, 2012 9:14 am

This one looks interesting! I actually have a Hoosier Harmony that grows, but most years the clump doesn't look that good.
Adorable looks like it will make a good-looking clump.

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Re: New for 2012: Hosta 'Adorable' PPAF

Postby thy » Jan 26, 2012 7:00 pm

Very nice :D
Can it take as much sun as its parent ?
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Re: New for 2012: Hosta 'Adorable' PPAF

Postby paul_in_mn » Jan 27, 2012 12:32 am

'Adorable' leaf pic from Mid July (1st year)
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and after its move (2nd year)
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Re: New for 2012: Hosta 'Adorable' PPAF

Postby redcrx » Nov 15, 2014 10:22 am

Adorable is a sport of 'Royal Standard' with shiny leaves.

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Adorable in the 2013 season
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