Hosta of the Day #4 - Rippled Honey

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Hosta of the Day #4 - Rippled Honey

Postby redcrx » Oct 27, 2014 6:23 am

Rippled Honey is a cross of ventricosa x plantaginea.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=5711&Variety=Rippled%20Honey
MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/view/Rippled+Honey
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/r/rippledhoney.html

Rippled Honey is new to my garden this season.

Here it is when it came in.
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And here are the flowers in mid-August
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Re: Hosta of the Day #4 - Rippled Honey

Postby Tigger » Oct 27, 2014 10:19 am

It is interesting that the registry indicates no parentage, and Hugo's database shows it as the improbably cross of ventricosa x plantaginea (where it is nearly impossible to get ventricosa to set seed from another plant's pollen, as apomictic seed production is dominant). The reverse cross is possible, of course.

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Re: Hosta of the Day #4 - Rippled Honey

Postby redcrx » Oct 27, 2014 12:38 pm

Mark Zilis' new Field Guide to Hosta lists it as a "Significant Seedling" under plantaginea and ventricosa.

Just a point of interest: I got the plant because of the ventricosa parentage - I thought the striping on the flowers would be a lot darker.
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