Pic of the Day--Captain's Adventure

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Pic of the Day--Captain's Adventure

Postby Eleven » Nov 02, 2012 11:21 am

'Captain's Adventure' is a sport of 'Captain Kirk' from Keemskerk and registered in 2009. Info from Hosta registry:
15 inches high by 24 inches in diameter, upright mound, medium growth
Leaves have multiple shades of green to greenish yellow with a creamy white margin
Streak between the margin and leaf center looks as if it had been painted on (appliqué).

Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=1053&Variety=Captain's%20Adventure
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/view/Captain%27s+Adventure
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/c/captainadventure.html

This was its second year in my garden, but it overwintered in a pot last year:
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Re: Pic of the Day--Captain's Adventure

Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 02, 2012 2:01 pm

Please note the name and link in the master list. I won't have time to add this today.
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Re: Pic of the Day--Captain's Adventure

Postby redcrx » Feb 21, 2013 9:18 am

Captain's Adventure is a sport of Captain Kirk.

Another thread dealing with Captain's Adventure with more different looks for this plant - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=55767

From my observations the write-ups in the MyHosta Database and the Hosta Registry don't tell the full story of this hosta. This is one of the many plants in the Gold Standard family line that makes multiple color changes through the season. The references above give many different looks to this plant. And here are mine.

I got the plant in 2010 and it came in with a white/creamy edge:
a1 Captain Adventure 10 0064-6-9.JPG

a2 Captain Adventure 10 0065.JPG

Here it is in the garden:
a4 Captain Adventure 10 0321-6-14.JPG

a5 Captain Adventure 10 0323-6-14.JPG

Here it is with Captain Kirk on the left:
a6 Captain Kirk & Captain Adventure 10 0320-6-14.JPG
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Re: Pic of the Day--Captain's Adventure

Postby redcrx » Feb 21, 2013 9:34 am

Here it is in early 2011 with a cream colored edge:
b1 Captain Adventure 11 0819-4-28.JPG

b2 Captain Adventure 11 0820-4-28.JPG


I couldn't find any later pictures for 2011.

And I couldn't get a good photo in 2012 but what I have shows that this plant goes through color changes - switches the margin to dark green and the center lightens up. Notice the new small center leaf has a dark center with a lighter edge. The Hosta Library photo shows a plant with the outer leaves having a light center with a dark edge while the interior leaves have a dark center and light edge. It also has a leaf with other variations.

b4 Captain's Adventure 12 01939zbz952-6-2.jpg
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Re: Pic of the Day--Captain's Adventure

Postby Eleven » Oct 06, 2015 1:42 pm

Adding a few more pics, here it was in 2013 before any color change that year:
Hosta Captains Adventure 2013-0630.JPG


2014, including a couple leaf details as it's begins to color change:
Hosta Captains Adventure 2014-0701.JPG


Hosta Captains Adventure 2014-0701 leaf detail1.JPG


Hosta Captains Adventure 2014-0701 leaf detail2.JPG


And September 2015, finally looking decent (I really almost chucked it this year). Of course, I hand turned every leaf this spring because of the horrible drawstringing.
Hosta Captains Adventure 2015-0916.JPG
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Re: Pic of the Day--Captain's Adventure

Postby Eleven » Jul 11, 2016 9:39 pm

Captain's Adventure, looking awful since 2011.
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Re: Pic of the Day--Captain's Adventure

Postby redcrx » May 26, 2017 7:55 pm

Captain's Adventure this season
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