Hosta of the Day #2 - Kiwi Dotterel

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Hosta of the Day #2 - Kiwi Dotterel

Postby redcrx » Feb 12, 2016 8:07 am

Kiwi Dotterel is a sport of Striptease. It comes up with bright leaves in the Spring that change color during the season. It's name comes from a New Zealand waterbird.

Hosta Registry - not registered
MyHostas - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Kiwi+Dotterel
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/k/kiwidotteral.html

I have had this plant since since 2009. I potted it in 2014 to keep the voles from getting it.

There are more photos of Kiwi Dotterel showing its color-change sequence in the Strip Poker topic:
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Here it is last season - when I dug it up in 2014 I ended up with two pieces.
That's Strip Poker bottom/center, Patricia the Stripper left edge/bottom (it was dug from the same garden to protect it). The white centered piece center/top is "Golden Garters" (one of my Striptease sports - I didn't realize I still had two pieces of it.)
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Here it is in the ground in 2013 to the right of Strip Poker.
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And very early in 2013
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Here is leaf detail in early 2012.
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And here it is early in 2011 showing the white strips from it Striptease heritage.
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Re: Hosta of the Day #2 - Kiwi Dotterel

Postby Chris_W » Feb 12, 2016 9:29 pm

You sure do know how to hunt down a lot of these unusual and somewhat obscure sports, don't you Ed :) Thank you for sharing them here!
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