Hosta of the Day #2 - Yakushima Mizu

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Hosta of the Day #2 - Yakushima Mizu

Postby redcrx » Nov 04, 2014 6:20 am

Yakushima Mizu is a small dark green plant with very rippled leaf edge. The database also shows it as H. gracillima 'Yakushima Mizu'.

Registry - not registered - it is a species
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Yakushima+Mizu
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/wxyz/yakushima.html

I have had this plant since the 2012 season. It has been very hard to get flower pictures. It puts up many scapes that the rabbits love to take down. The one series of flowers I could get were deformed with no filaments holding up the anthers. Many times buds would form and not open.

Yakushima Mizu in late 2012 showing rabbit eaten scapes in the center and a new very late scape coming in on the left
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And in the 2013 season with flowers
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Picture showing 3 anthers in the throat of the flower
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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - Yakushima Mizu

Postby redcrx » Nov 04, 2014 6:29 am

More of Yakushima Mizu in the late 2013 seaon

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Very late buds that wouldn't open - not many buds will open in October
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Yakushima Mizu early in the 2014 season - nice tightly rippled leaves
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And late in the season with scapes
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And buds that will not open
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