Daily Hosta - Gentle Spirit

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Daily Hosta - Gentle Spirit

Postby redcrx » Oct 11, 2012 8:04 am

Gentle Spirit is a white-edged sport of yingeri.

I have had it since 2010 and now have it in a trough. It had been in the garden I had to dig up because of tree root problems.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... e%20Spirit
MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Gentle+Spirit
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/g/gentlespirit.html

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Re: Daily Hosta - Gentle Spirit

Postby redcrx » Oct 11, 2012 8:23 am

Some shots from 2010.

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Re: Daily Hosta - Gentle Spirit

Postby redcrx » Oct 11, 2012 9:27 am

Here is a shot from last season after I dug it up when I thought it was dying. It has come back very well this season and looks like a great grower.
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Re: Daily Hosta - Gentle Spirit

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 14, 2012 9:15 am

I'd love to see more information about it - is its heritage known? How large will it get? etc.
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Re: Daily Hosta - Gentle Spirit

Postby redcrx » Oct 14, 2012 12:36 pm

Mark Zilis discovered it at Q&Z Nursery so I'm guessing it is a TC sport of yingeri. It was registered in 2009.

Some descriptions mention it as a "small" plant 9" inches tall and 30" wide. Spider type flowers show late in the season - August and September. It has very thick leaves "with subtle, but striking variegation".

From my pictures you can see the white margin can streak into the center. The color can vary a lot depending on the amount of sun - from dark green in shade to almost yellow in sun. I just got another H. yingeri in with leaves 3" by 5" so I would expect Gentle Spirit could come close to that leaf size if it were happy. (We all want happy hosta.)
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Re: Daily Hosta - Gentle Spirit

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 14, 2012 1:01 pm

thanks
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Re: Daily Hosta - Gentle Spirit

Postby irawon » Nov 27, 2012 2:43 pm

I was talked into buying GS by a nursery employee when choosing hostas for a new bed. This picture was taken a few weeks after I planted it. I'm hoping the planting scapes will look nicer next summer.

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Re: Daily Hosta - Gentle Spirit

Postby redcrx » Jun 27, 2015 2:20 pm

A potted Gentle Spirit I will be moving into the garden.
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Some of the others in this photo:
Hush Puppie small white margin on the top/left; Rubies and Ruffles bottom/center; 2 Gentle Spirits top/center; Foxfire Palm Sunday; Whatever big white margin on the right edge; and the small green to the right of FPS is tsushimensis P.U. stripe.
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