Hosta of the Day - Blue Kiwi

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Hosta of the Day - Blue Kiwi

Postby redcrx » May 13, 2014 9:10 am

I picked up this hosta in 2010. It is an all blue sport of Kiwi Full Monty. The photos in the Hosta Library are mine from 2012. These are photos of the same plant today.

Registry - not registered
MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Blue+Kiwi
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/b/bluekiwi.html

That's Hanky Panky on the left and Dax on the right.
Blue Kiwi 14 04431.jpg

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Re: Hosta of the Day - Blue Kiwi

Postby redcrx » May 13, 2014 9:15 am

While getting photos of this one today I noticed streaking on three adjacent eyes. There was some streaking last season.

Blue Kiwi streaking 14 04432.jpg

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I need to dig this one up and pull off the streakers and move the plant. There is a tiny fragment of Extreme under there being buried by the leaves.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Blue Kiwi

Postby Tigger » May 13, 2014 3:20 pm

So Blue Kiwi has just come full circle back to Hyacinthina? Or is there a tetraploid mutation in that path?

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