Hosta of the Day #2 - Purple Lady Finger

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Hosta of the Day #2 - Purple Lady Finger

Postby redcrx » Oct 30, 2014 6:58 am

Purple Lady Finger is a cross of longissima with clausa. The Hosta Registry says clausa while the MyHosta database says clausa var. normalis. I think the plain clausa is correct since these flowers do not open.

Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=5476&Variety=Purple%20Lady%20Finger
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Purple+Lady+Finger
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/p/purple.html

I have a hard time keeping this one alive. Finally got one to stabilize in a trough.

Here it is in early 2013.
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Purple Lady Finger 13 00668zb-4-25.jpg


And here it is late in 2012. Sorry for the blurry picture.
Purple Lady Finger 14 00548zb-9-4.jpg

and the little flowers
Purple Lady Finger 14 f 00683zb-9-5.jpg

Purple Lady Finger 14 f 00684zb-9-5.jpg
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