Hosta of the day - Alan Titchmarsh

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Hosta of the day - Alan Titchmarsh

Postby redcrx » Jun 01, 2014 4:53 pm

Alan Titchmarsh is a yellow centered sport of Striptease.

Hosta Registry - http://hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=238&Variety=Alan%20Titchmarsh
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Alan+Titchmarsh
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/a/alantitchmarsh.html

I noticed a description saying this plant is like Gypsy Rose. But I always thought this plant had a brighter yellow center then Gypsy Rose. So I went out to compare leaves this weekend and they do look similar.
Here is Alan Titchmarsh with Striptease on the right edge.

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Here is a leaf comparison - a Gypsy Rose leaf on the left against the Alan Titchmarsh plant.
Gypsy Rose leaf & Alan Titshmarsh 14 05887zbz32-5-30.jpg


The registry information states:
Seasonal Variation: center darkens to yellow, then fades to pale yellow

I looked through my old photos and found an example of what they described and why I thought it had a bright yellow center.
Here are some photos from 2011 taken later in the season. From the first photo you can see the bright yellow center.

Alan Titchmarsh 11 1519zbz30-6-27.jpg


Even later in the season the center goes to white. Here it is in late August. (My garden was hit with a hail storm in early August that's why everything looks ratty.)
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Re: Hosta of the day - Alan Titchmarsh

Postby redcrx » May 02, 2016 8:31 am

Alan Titchmarsh today. I was out raking up the garden this morning and this one shows up with a bright center.
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