Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby redcrx » May 10, 2015 9:43 am

I was going to add this to the Bubble Dance topic where I was writing about not see seeds from Fortunei types but that would have been too far from the topic. Then I was going to created a new topic but then remembered this ongoing thread.

I do have a couple that look like they have a Fortunei heritage. They are growing near Patriot, Minuteman, Fire and Ice, Independence and Lady Godiva. I'm thinking something in that region is putting out seeds. There are other seedlings in the area from Elegan/Frances Williams but that type is everywhere these are just 2 dark green plants.

In the first photo the seedling is all the way to the right. El Capitan is on the far left with a small Minuteman, an undulata, and a bigger Minuteman.
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Close-up cropped from photo.
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The next one is between Independence and Sum and Substance. This cluster sits just above the other group.
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Close-up of second one cropped from photo.
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby redcrx » May 10, 2015 5:27 pm

Darn, I just noticed my Olive Bailey Langdon is gone. It had been there since 2009. Most likely voles last season and just didn't notice it because so much else was missing. I have been watching seedlings in that area since 2010. This one is looks really nice this season.
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Reverse angle - you can see other seedlings in the background with a Frances Williams on the left.
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby redcrx » May 10, 2015 5:44 pm

A new group of weedlings showed up last season where Elegans had been - voles took it out but I have one small piece that survived. I took a few of my best blue weedlings from the 2010 season and planted them in the spot where Elegans was.
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The big one mid-bottom is probably one of the older ones. The interesting one is the yellow one mid-top. The one on the left edge is one of the 2010 group that I moved.
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Close-up of the gold one. To me it looks like a small Sum and Substance.
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby Carol O » May 10, 2015 9:16 pm

Here is a weedling that came up in 2010 from some green potted unknown seedlings, that I had placed around the epimedium the summer before. It always looks tattered by the time I remember to look for it and by early summer is has melted away and I don't think I will see it again the next year. So here it is the 5th year and it has always been yellow with green edge and it is amazing it keeps coming back.
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby redcrx » May 22, 2015 9:04 am

I have this rather flat one with a no petiole form of leaf.
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby redcrx » May 24, 2015 6:06 pm

Hi Carol, I wasn't paying attention to the damage on that plant. I think that poor baby gets stepped on out of season - the symmetrical slices in the leaves.

It also reminds me of Tokudama Aureonebulosa.
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby redcrx » May 24, 2015 6:23 pm

Some more weedlings:
A couple that have buddied-up with other hosta.
Hanky Panky with weedling at the bottom:
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Outer Space with yellowish weedling above and right:
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And one of my Elegans-type seedlings with faint streaks:
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And here it is next to its big brother:
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby redcrx » Jun 01, 2015 8:51 am

This is my big yellow today. It's even got a name now "Bri-Sun".
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby redcrx » Jun 02, 2015 3:33 pm

Some variations in siblings - some oval and some round leafed and some don't have the blue coloration.
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The smaller one in between - this was shown before as the streaked one:
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby Carol O » Jun 04, 2015 10:33 am

I like that Bri-sun.
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby redcrx » Jun 04, 2015 3:18 pm

Thanks Carol. I was looking to name one of my hosta for my grandson. We call him Brison. His dad's name is Brian. I had been looking at this hosta for a couple of years now as it matures. The camera doesn't pickup how bright this plant is (or my eyes see it brighter). I finally came up with Bri-Sun.

I'm still trying to figure out the parentage. It sits at the bottom of a slope in my lawn. Above it are are mouse type hosta, rectifolia type and fortunei type. None of those work for parentage. I have thought the mom was Designer Genes. But the vein count is way off - my DG has about 6 this plant has about 12. So whose the dad. The only one near my Designer Genes with a big vein count is Madison Mine a big blue. The flowering period is a little off with Designer Genes in mid-July and Madison Mine in mid-June but there could have been some crossover.

Designer Genes doesn't show much rippling on the edge the way this is starting to do. But Madison Mine does - it had Green Piecrust as the pod parent.

A point of interest - go to the Hostaunderground and pick Hybridizer – Danny Van Eechaute.
Take a look at the fifth picture down - plant named Flemish Gold. To me it looked like a carbon-copy.
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby Esox » Jun 04, 2015 7:17 pm

I've realized I now have more volunteers than store-bought hostas. Except for the Alex Summers at the top, all the hostas in this photo are volunteers. I like the contrast of the blue leaves and green.

I would never have planted hostas this close together (normally give them at least four feet), but this is where they grew and I haven't done anything about it. I think it's kind of interesting. There is a whole line of volunteers here. Keeps down the weeds.
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby redcrx » Jun 13, 2015 10:06 am

An Elegans weedling in flower.
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby playinmud » Jun 22, 2015 2:31 pm

Hi,

I usually give all my seedlings away to co-workers; they fight over them. This one however I overlooked last year and now that it's in it's second season I am loving it. The ruffles and dark veins are something I don't have in any one plant. It was OP, and all I can assume is it's Queen of the Seas and maybe Elegans cross. They're both in the same bed and have about the same bloom time.

Thanks for looking,

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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby redcrx » Jul 06, 2015 2:28 pm

A second flush of leaves on "Bri-Sun".
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby Carol O » Jul 06, 2015 4:39 pm

The little weedling I posted above is again gone for the summer. I wonder again if it will be back next year.
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby redcrx » Jul 12, 2015 12:01 pm

I caught one of mine in flower today. It's just small plain green.
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All my straight-on photos were blurry. I was expecting to see stripes in the flower but didn't get any. Got dark anthers though.
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My big green one put up a tall scape really quickly.
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby redcrx » Jul 12, 2015 7:13 pm

While I was checking on the flowers of another plain dark green weedling, I noticed this one with a scape. I have shown it before in another topic. This is interesting since it was just plain green but now is showing some color in its scape as well as some leaves on the scape.
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby redcrx » Jul 14, 2015 6:29 am

What I thought was a "second flush" of leaves turns out to be new leaves at the base of the scapes.
"Bri-Sun"
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Re: Weedlings in the garden - are you saving some?

Postby redcrx » Jul 16, 2015 5:32 am

The flowers opened on the big green one.
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And I pulled at my tape measure - the leaves look out of proportion with the other hosta.
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