Hosta of the Day - 'Cleopatra'

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Hosta of the Day - 'Cleopatra'

Postby redcrx » Sep 29, 2014 5:00 pm

'Cleopatra' is a 'Fortunei' sport with a gold/white margin and some streaks.

I was getting some late season photos today and noticed this one looking interesting for this time of year.

Registry - not registered
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/view/Cleopatra
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/c/cleopatra.html

'Cleopatra' - 2013

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Cleopatra - 2014

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Re: Hosta of the Day - 'Cleopatra'

Postby redcrx » May 08, 2015 6:51 pm

Cleopatra today with some good sized leaves - the plant right of center.
That's American Icon top/left and Otter Point (Art Wrede's #114) left. The little "blue" ones are Blue Kiwi.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - 'Cleopatra'

Postby redcrx » Jul 14, 2016 2:37 am

This plant went into my "New Garden" last season.
Cleopatra with Fruit Punch on the left and Seducer on the right.
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Cleopatra on the left and my Sum and Substance sport "Remus" on the right.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - 'Cleopatra'

Postby redcrx » Aug 12, 2016 8:35 am

I didn't realize how big the scapes were going to get on Cleopatra. These are easily 4 feet tall. It's been in flower for a month.

There are also some seed pots. I had been curious as to why a plant that obviously can put out pods would only have a few on a long scape. At this years First Look Convention, Roger Smith gave a talk on flowering and hybridizing. He tracked pod production and noticed that when the temperature got too hot, about 93 degrees I think, the pods would not set. He mentioned it takes 3 days for the pollen to get down to the ovary. If it's too hot during that time the pod won't develop. I think I can see that on these scapes - it must have been a little cooler for those pods in the middle to take. It been really hot most of the time around here.

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