Hosta of the Day - White Bikini

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Hosta of the Day - White Bikini

Postby redcrx » Jan 23, 2013 8:06 am

White Bikini is a white-centered sport of Striptease.

Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=6979&Variety=White%20Bikini
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/White+Bikini
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/wx/whitebikini.html

I have a couple of these from Chris. Here is a shot of my first one from 2010:
White Bikini 10 0148b18p-6-20.JPG

This focuses on some colors that show up in the leaf:
White Bikini 10 0148 6-20-2010zbz75.jpg

Here are some photos of another one in 2012:
White Bikini & Kiwi Full Monty 12 0072-4-21.JPG

White Bikini 12 00887zbz21-5-3.jpg

This photo of an odd leaf demonstrates that the "signature" white strip still exists in this Striptease sport. It is just obscured by the white center.
White Bikini 12 00888zbz35-5-3.jpg
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Re: Hosta of the Day - White Bikini

Postby redcrx » Jan 23, 2013 12:11 pm

Here is that last plant about two weeks later:
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Re: Hosta of the Day - White Bikini

Postby redcrx » Jan 23, 2013 5:01 pm

Just found some photos of another one. I have had this one about three seasons. It sits with three other white centered sports of Striptease. (You can't tell the players without a score card.)

This one is showing a lot of chartreuse or orange (or whatever that color is) on some leaves. This variation changes from season to season. It also seems to be a little darker coloration than the "normal" small chartreuse streaks that show up on these plants.
These shots were cropped from the group pictures:
White Bikini L-to-R 12 00945zbz36-5-4.jpg
White Bikini cw 12 02034zb2z35-6-7.jpg

Here are the group shots for context - luckily the photos are in the same orientation.
Pole Cat is on the left edge, White Bikini is on the bottom, Lapdance is on the top, White Line Fever is on the right edge.
Pole Cat & White Bikini & Lapdance & White Line Fever L-to-R 12 00945zbz15-5-4.jpg
Pole Cat & Lapdance & WLF & WB cw 12 02034zbz18-6-7.jpg

Some others in this frame are: Silver Eagle in the bottom left corner, Emerald Necklace in the bottom right corner, and in the top left corner is my sport of Hanky Panky called Dubious Behavior.
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