Daily Hosta #2 - 'Kinbotan' - Add your pics

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Daily Hosta #2 - 'Kinbotan' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 01, 2011 7:30 am

Name: H. 'Kinbotan'

Description: The dark green, round leaves are delicately edged in yellow. Makes a tight clump.
Size: Mini
Origin: Unknown, Japan
Flowers: White striped flowers
Added to garden: June 2010
Notes: A nice mini which is supposed to be a vigorous grower. It's in a pot for now until I decide where to put it permanently. It will be interesting to compare it with 'Kifukurin Ko Mame'.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... y=Kinbotan

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Kinbotan

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/k/kinbotan.html

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Re: Daily Hosta #2 - 'Kinbotan' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 09, 2012 12:19 pm

This is a fast growing mini that would likely do well as an edger though mine is still in a pot.
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Re: Daily Hosta #2 - 'Kinbotan' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 29, 2014 9:17 pm

In 2013 I divided this one up and planted it in individual eyes. It has the makings of a very good ground-cover hosta. This is what it looked like in 2014.

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Re: Daily Hosta #2 - 'Kinbotan' - Add your pics

Postby redcrx » Jul 01, 2015 1:22 pm

I got this little guy in 2010. I'm always expecting to lose it but this season it put up flowers.
Mine had the label venusta 'Kin Botan' when I got it.
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Re: Daily Hosta #2 - 'Kinbotan' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Jul 01, 2015 2:20 pm

I noticed this was on the list of "hard to grow" hostas. Mine has been anything but. But yours - well maybe.

I see MyHostas database has TWO listed:

Kinbotan Japan/P. Ruh 2002 venusta seedling View Details http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Kinbotan
venusta 'Kinbotan' Japan View Details http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/venusta+%27Kinbotan%27

I think you have something different???
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Postby redcrx » Jul 01, 2015 3:17 pm

I think they are the same plant. In Zilis's The Hostapedia he doesn't differentiate - his reference to venusta "Kinbotan" just says to see "Kinbotan".

Here it is in 2011 when it looked the best. The difference in flower color is interesting but the striping is the same.
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Re: Daily Hosta #2 - 'Kinbotan' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 21, 2015 10:55 am

2015 - July 03. Great ground-cover hosta.

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Re: Daily Hosta #2 - 'Kinbotan' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 04, 2017 10:38 am

2016 update - little change

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