Hosta of the Day - Red Tubes

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Hosta of the Day - Red Tubes

Postby redcrx » Sep 22, 2015 5:05 am

Red Tubes is a tiny green hosta with rippled leaves and speckled petioles. It is named for its flowers which you see in the first picture in the Hosta Library http://www.hostalibrary.org/r/redtubes.html

Hosta Registry - not registered
MyHostas Database - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Red+Tubes
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/r/redtubes.html

I have had this plant for four seasons and it has flowered for me BUT I have never caught it in flower. One of these years I'll see it.

Here it is in early 2012 showing the speckles.
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And here it is yesterday.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Red Tubes

Postby redcrx » Jul 18, 2016 10:56 am

Finally caught Red Tubes in flower.
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And the feature that gives the plant its name but the red seems more on the peduncle then the flower tube.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Red Tubes

Postby redcrx » Jul 20, 2016 7:57 am

Some additional Red Tube flower flower photos with some interesting "stains" on the flower tip.
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