Hosta of the Day #3 - The Perfect Storm

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Hosta of the Day #3 - The Perfect Storm

Postby redcrx » Nov 04, 2014 11:57 am

The Perfect Storm is a hybrid of Sailors' Warning. It is very streaky and (in my opinion) unstable. The plant has bright red petioles with color going up the back side of the leaf. There is as all green form called Eye of the Storm.

This plant comes out of Arthur Wrede's work. He had one clump and broke it into 4 pieces and gave them away. Mark Zilis got one of the pieces and has been tissue culturing it so new pieces are available. My pieces are all TCs.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=6875&Variety=The%20Perfect%20Storm
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/The+Perfect+Storm
Hosta Library - not in the Hosta Library

I have 3 different forms - one is, I think, the way it should look; the second is dark with very little streaking but it flowered; and the third looks like a stabilize piece with a white margin (really neat - in my opinion).

Here is what I think is the "correct" form.

The Perfect Storm in 2013
2The Perfect Storm 13 -1 06756zb-6-27.jpg

3The Perfect Storm 13 -1 01532zb35-9-28.jpg


The Perfect Storm in early 2014
4The Perfect Strom 14 -1 03936zb-5-3 - Copy.jpg

And later in the month the yellow has switched to white - the left leaf in each photo is the same leaf
5The Perfect Storm 14 -1 05496zb63-5-26.jpg
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Re: Hosta of the Day #3 - The Perfect Storm

Postby redcrx » Nov 04, 2014 12:03 pm

A few more photos of The Perfect Storm in 2014

Showing the petioles
7The Perfect Storm 14 -1 05497zb98-5-26.jpg

And color up the back of the leaf
8The Perfect Storm 14 -1 05498zb88-5-26.jpg

The front of the leaf
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10The Perfect Storm 14 -1 05500zb80-5-26.jpg
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Re: Hosta of the Day #3 - The Perfect Storm

Postby redcrx » Nov 04, 2014 12:09 pm

My second piece of The Perfect Storm has with very little streaking.

Here it is in late 2013
1The Perfect Storm 13 -2 01048zb75-9-17.jpg


And in early 2014
2The Perfect Strom 14 -2 03925zb66-5-3.jpg

And later
3The Perfect Storm 14 -2 09761zb25-8-15.jpg

4The Perfect Storm 14 -2 00005zb75-8-23.jpg
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Re: Hosta of the Day #3 - The Perfect Storm

Postby redcrx » Nov 04, 2014 12:14 pm

More of the darker The Perfect Storm in late 2014

6The Perfect Storm 14 -2 00007zb76-8-23.jpg

And the flowers
The Perfect Storm 14 -2 f 09764zb37-8-15.jpg

The Perfect Storm 14 -2 f 09765zb36-8-15.jpg

The Perfect Storm 14 -2 f 00003zb-8-23.jpg


And the flowers were on a twisted/fused scape
The Perfect Storm 14 -2 fused scapes 00702zb-9-5.jpg
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Re: Hosta of the Day #3 - The Perfect Storm

Postby redcrx » Nov 04, 2014 12:21 pm

The third piece of The Perfect Storm looks like it has stabilized to a white edged form. If it holds this form I'll name it "The Edge of the Storm".

When it came in in 2013
1The Perfect Storm 13 07597zb70-7-24.jpg

2The Perfect Storm 13 07598zb-7-24.jpg

3The Perfect Storm 13 07601zb-7-24.jpg

4The Perfect Storm 13 07613zb64-7-24.jpg


The plant was put in a trough
5The Perfect Storm 13 'Edge of the Storm' 09663zb83-8-22.jpg
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Re: Hosta of the Day #3 - The Perfect Storm

Postby redcrx » Nov 04, 2014 12:25 pm

The Perfect Storm / "The Edge of the Storm" in 2014

6The Perfect Storm 14 'Edge of the Storm' 04557zbz70-5-15.jpg

7The Perfect Storm 14 03960zb86-5-3.jpg

8The Perfect Storm 'Edge of the Storm' 14 04558zb-5-15.JPG

Leaf back
9The Perfect Storm 'Edge of the Storm' 14 04560zb85-5-15.jpg

Leaf front
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Re: Hosta of the Day #3 - The Perfect Storm

Postby Tigger » Nov 04, 2014 4:47 pm

Still some streaks there, and looks good any way you slice it.

Q and Z doesn't show this in their current (last :( ) catalog. Is it a hidden offering?

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Re: Hosta of the Day #3 - The Perfect Storm

Postby redcrx » Nov 04, 2014 5:38 pm

I got one from an auction and one at Hosta College. Jim's is selling them. I think I saw one from Naylor Creek at the last National Convention in Iowa - that surprised me because they are hard to find (at least I think it was Naylor - I know it was somebody besides Jim's). So they are around.

Just remembered Jim had a couple at the Milwaukee convention last season.

They kind-of stick out when you see them on the vendors' table. Sparkle stands out the same way - at least to me.
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Re: Hosta of the Day #3 - "The Edge of the Storm"

Postby redcrx » Aug 07, 2015 5:28 pm

"The Edge of the Storm" looks pretty stable this season. I hope it decides to flower this season.
The Edge of the Storm 15 00311.JPG

The Edge of the Storm 15 00312.JPG

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Re: Hosta of the Day #3 - The Perfect Storm

Postby redcrx » Apr 30, 2016 8:00 pm

I just noticed a registered stable-edged form called Polar Vortex in the MyHostas database. But I can't find any photos to see if it's the same as mine.
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