Hosta of the Day - Smokey

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Hosta of the Day - Smokey

Postby redcrx » Feb 02, 2013 11:16 am

Smokey is a hybrid of 'Urajiro Hachijo'. The MyHostas database talks about Smokey being a sister plant of Candy Dish and Marilyn Monroe.

Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=6023&Variety=Smokey
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Smokey
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/s/smokey.html

I got this plant in 2010. The last few photos in the Hosta Library are mine from 2010. Here are some photos from 2011 and 2012.
This is the same plant that is in the Hosta Library:
Smokey 11 1785zbz29-8-7.jpg

This is another plant that I put into a trough. It shows the underside of the leaf. This is where the name comes from:
Smokey 11 0792-8-9.JPG

Some flowers - this is from the original plant:
Smokey 11 f 0797-8-9.JPG

These flowers are on a plant in a trough:
Smokey 11 f t 0612-9-1.JPG

Smokey 11 f t 0756-9-5.JPG
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Smokey

Postby redcrx » Feb 02, 2013 11:21 am

Some photos of Smokey from 2012 - here is my main plant:
Smokey 12 2230zbz36-4-27.jpg

Smokey 12 04584zbz53-8-9.jpg

Here is one in a trough with its sister plants - Candy Dish & Marilyn Monroe:
t37 Candy Dish & Marilyn Monroe & Smokey 12 00907zbz23-5-3.jpg
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Smokey

Postby redcrx » Aug 22, 2013 8:41 am

I was getting some flower pictures of Smokey yesterday and found this example with Leopard-like spots:
Smokey 13 f 09610zbz52-8-21.jpg

I did notice spots on the other Smokey flowers but this was the best. I hadn't noticed in previous years because my camera wasn't as good.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Smokey

Postby Carol O » Aug 22, 2013 3:57 pm

Nice photos, Ed. These 3 in the dish sure show how sibs can be so different.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Smokey

Postby redcrx » Aug 23, 2013 8:57 am

Hi Carol, I got a photo of the trough grouping yesterday:
t37 Smokey & Marilyn Monroe & Candy Dish 13 09699zbz53-8-22.jpg

Smokey is on the right. They all have the same scape and look like they will flower at the same time. The trough is in bright shade.

Here is another flower from that same plant with the "spotted" flowers:
Smokey 13 f 09696zb-8-22.JPG

Here is a flower from my oldest Smokey (the one on the first couple of pages). It sits in "cooking" sun.
Smokey 13 f 09700zb-8-22.JPG

And part of another flower from the mature plant showing spotting in the transparent edge of the flower.
Smokey 13 f 09705zb-8-22.JPG


It will be interesting to see the flowers from the trough plants.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Smokey

Postby redcrx » Nov 10, 2014 10:01 am

An update of the flowers of Smokey in the 2014 season

Smokey 14 f 09993zb-8-23.jpg

Smokey 14 f 09994zbz80-8-23.jpg

Smokey 14 f 09995zb-8-23.jpg

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