'Electrocution' - Hosta of the Day - add your photos

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'Electrocution' - Hosta of the Day - add your photos

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 11, 2014 7:56 pm

H. 'Electrocution'

This is one of the more unique hosta introductions, a complex cross of (('Swoosh' x longissima) x 'Red Neck Heaven') x 'Elvis Lives'. 'Electrocution' makes a 14" tall x 28" wide clump of long, narrow, severely twisted leaves which are medium green with a nice yellow border that ages to white. The clump truly looks like it was letting out a final scream while strapped to an electric chair when the switch was pulled. The peculiar clumps are topped in late June with 18" spikes of light lavender flowers.

Hosta Registry: http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... ctrocution
My Hostas Database: http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Electrocution
Hosta Library: http://www.hostalibrary.org/e/electrocution.html

Mine was new spring 2014 and is still pretty small. It was also enjoyed by the slugs but I'm been assured that once it grows it's not overly affected. Photo July 16.

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Postby redcrx » Sep 12, 2014 4:35 am

I got Electrocution in 2010 and planted it in a raised bed.

Here it is in 2011
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Here it is last year
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and cropped out of another photo a little later
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Re: 'Electrocution' - Hosta of the Day - add your photos

Postby redcrx » Sep 12, 2014 4:48 am

And here is Electrocution this season

Early May - cropped from a group photo
Electrocution 14 04204zb-5-8.jpg

And late May - cropped from a group photo
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Here is the group early May - Electrocution top-left, Fortunei Albopicta top-center, Waving WInds bottom-right and a yellow seedling bottom left
Electrocution 14 04204zb2z50-5-8.jpg

And same group late May - the "gold" highlights in all the plants have dulled
Electrocution 14 05551zb2z48-5-27.jpg
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Re: 'Electrocution' - Hosta of the Day - add your photos

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 16, 2015 2:59 pm

2015 - July 25. Mine is still in a pot, but showed good growth this year.

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Postby ViolaAnn » Mar 31, 2017 10:47 am

2016 update - Aug. 5

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