Hosta of the Day - Lady in Red

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Hosta of the Day - Lady in Red

Postby redcrx » Sep 14, 2015 11:38 am

Lady in Red is a dark green hosta with red petioles. The leaves are white backed and shiny on top. Zilis notes that it is a seedling selection with a longipes background.

Hosta Registry - not registered
MyHostas Database - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Lady+in+Red
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/l/ladyinred.html

I got this plant in late 2013 and have been waiting for it to flower. The flowers opened today for the first time.
These photos are of two LiR plants growing in a trough with along with two of Art Wrede's #102 hosta.
Here is the plant today.
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Here are the leaves in late May. The lighter green plant on the right is another seedling growing in the same trough.
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And the petioles in early August.
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And the flower head in early September showing colorful bracts.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Lady in Red

Postby redcrx » Sep 14, 2015 11:45 am

And flower photos today of Lady in Red.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Lady in Red

Postby Tigger » Sep 14, 2015 2:14 pm

That could be nice for breeding, Ed.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Lady in Red

Postby Carol O » Sep 14, 2015 4:29 pm

Is she related to Marilyn Monroe?
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Lady in Red

Postby redcrx » Sep 14, 2015 7:57 pm

Kind of - they a both in the longipes family.
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