Hosta of the Day #2 - Prince of Darkness

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Hosta of the Day #2 - Prince of Darkness

Postby redcrx » Nov 03, 2014 10:13 am

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=5417&Variety=Prince%20of%20Darkness
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Prince+of+Darkness
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/p/princeodarkness.html

Princess of Darkness is a weird little (medium) plant that seems, to me, to have some Fortunei in its background - it hasn't flowered yet for me.

I bought this plant at Hosta College in 2011. It was just a nice cream-centered green edged plant. I liked the looks of it but it has evolved into something else.

Here it is in 2011 when I bought it.

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Hosta of the Day #2 - Prince of Darkness

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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - Prince of Darkness

Postby redcrx » Nov 03, 2014 10:23 am

Prince of Darkness a little later in the 2011 season

I didn't realize how drastic the change would be when the cream color went bright white which you can see in the background leaves.

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Here here in the 2012 season - sorry I don't have better pictures
Early
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Late with the bright white - the small leaves in the center. I put the plant into a trough with Bogie and Bacall on one side and Formal Attire on the other.
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But I hadn't noticed the real change that was coming.
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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - Prince of Darkness

Postby redcrx » Nov 03, 2014 10:32 am

The big change showed up in the 2013 season. I hadn't noticed that the large cream-colored center on most of the leaves was getting smaller and few had the original leaf.

Princess of Darkness in the 2013 season
Early
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Leaves intermixed in the trough with Bogie and Bacall (bottom) and Formal Attire (top)
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And a couple really streaky leaves
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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - Prince of Darkness --> Purgatory

Postby redcrx » Nov 03, 2014 10:48 am

In researching this really streaky form I found that Prince of Darkness has a sport called Purgatory.
The Hosta Library photos of Purgatory show leaves that are very similar to the streaky ones shown here.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... =Purgatory
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Purgatory
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/p/purgatory.html

Princess of Darkness/Purgatory in the 2014 season
That's Formal Attire on the bottom right.
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