Hosta of the Day - Dubious Behavior

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Hosta of the Day - Dubious Behavior

Postby redcrx » Nov 18, 2014 8:42 am

Dubious Behavior is a sport of Hanky Panky. The leaves are more rounded and faintly streaked with a thinner edge than Hanky Panky. The plant does switch its colors during the season.

This is one of my Striptease family sports. I have been showing this plant on this forum since it sprouted in 2010: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=53093
And an extensive topic a couple of years ago: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=54441

When I was looking for a name for this plant, I looked at the definition of Hanky Panky and one of the phrases used was "Legally Dubious Behavior". I liked the sound of that but the "Legally" seemed to make it too long so I dropped it.

Hosta Registry - http://hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=1855&Variety=Dubious%20Behavior
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Dubious+Behavior
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/d/dubiousbehavior.html

Many of these photos are duplicates of the ones shown here over the years. I just wanted to make a formal HotD and tie them together. The plant has evolved over the years.

Here is Dubious Behavior in 2010.
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Same leaf as above
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Same leaf as above
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The piece was split off and moved. That's Lapdance on the left.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dubious Behavior

Postby redcrx » Nov 18, 2014 8:49 am

Dubious Behavior in the 2011 season

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Same leaf as above
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dubious Behavior

Postby redcrx » Nov 18, 2014 8:57 am

Dubious Behavior in the 2012 season

The subtle streaking is starting the show.

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Color shift of the leaf above
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dubious Behavior

Postby redcrx » Nov 18, 2014 9:03 am

Dubious Behavior in the 2013 season

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Same leaf as above
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dubious Behavior

Postby redcrx » Nov 18, 2014 9:05 am

Dubious Behavior in the 2014 season

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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dubious Behavior

Postby redcrx » Jul 28, 2015 2:53 pm

I dug up Dubious Behavior last season and potted it. I ended up with two pots

This year it came back looking ugly - I think it got frosted this Spring so the leaves didn't develop properly. I have a couple of other plants where the same thing happened.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dubious Behavior

Postby redcrx » Apr 26, 2016 7:24 pm

At the end of last season I put one of the separated pots into the same spot as original plant. It's coming up looking a lot better than it did last season.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dubious Behavior

Postby redcrx » May 11, 2017 4:14 am

Here is Dubious Behavior this season starting to show its pastel coloration and some "water marks".
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Dubious Behavior

Postby redcrx » Jul 17, 2017 10:50 am

Just noticed the color flipped sometime in late May or early June.
I'm not seeing much of the "pastel" coloration I have seen in previous seasons. I hope it doesn't lose that as it matures.
Or maybe they just show earlier in the season before it does its color change and the change "washes-out" the pastel highlights.

Here is May 10 and July 13.
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