Pic of the Day--Fascination

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Pic of the Day--Fascination

Postby Hank Zumach » Jan 19, 2008 11:40 am

Hi All--Today variety, Fascination, has some uncommon characteristics. It is one of only a few varieties that I am aware of being sold that has unstable variegation. If left alone, as my plant has been, the plant will gradually lose its variegation and become all solid green. You can see this happening in the pix, taken in 2002, 2004, and 2007. I got the plant in 2000. Another uncommon trait is that the plant will produce some variegated seedlings although it is not used as much now as it was in the past. Having a condition known as "laziness", I have not done the necessary dividing to maintain the plant's variegated eyes nor have I used the seeds for growing.

I do like the plant. It has nice foliage, variegated or not, a good growth rate and slugs have not shown an interest. Starting in 2001 the plant has measured 16x9, 26x12, 38x19, 48x20, 53x21, 55x25 and 61x24. Zilis lists it at 50x18.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... ascination
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Fascination
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/f/fasc.html

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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jan 19, 2008 3:38 pm

It certainly does look pretty with and without the varigation! :D
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Re: Pic of the Day--Fascination

Postby redcrx » Nov 21, 2012 2:40 pm

I have had Fascination since 2009:

Here are some shots from 2010:
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Re: Pic of the Day--Fascination

Postby redcrx » Nov 21, 2012 2:46 pm

Some shots from 2011:

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Some shots from early this season:
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Re: Pic of the Day--Fascination

Postby redcrx » Jun 30, 2017 12:31 pm

Fascination today - I don't think I have seen any plain green eyes on this plant - then again it's never gotten very big.
Fascination 17 1864.jpg

The big white streak caught my attention today.
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