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Re: Hosta source?

Edwin, huh? Guess I should have taken the time to go look it up before
posting. Ah, well.

Thanks for your incredibly generous offer, Glen. I would love one, buy or
trade, pay postage, etc. BUT we are talking about UK to US which
complicates things a lot. So I will wait until it becomes available in the

Better idea..Why don't you ship a piece (assuming it is not patented and
has been released by its breeder) to Ran or Bob or Clyde and let them
propagate and introduce here? Or am I once again being naive about hosta

Anyway, thanks again.


At 09:17 AM 7/24/99 EDT, you wrote:
>In a message dated 24/07/99, 13:56:47, Gerry  wrote:
><<Several months ago, "Plants" magazine had a picture of a hosta called
>'Edward (or Edmund) Bibby.' Plants is a British journal, and there was no
>source listed. I've been unable to find it. Could someone check their hosta
>finder and see if anyone in the US carries it?>>
>H.'Edwin Bibby' is a streaked sport of 'Summer Fragrance' . It was named by 
>Dr John Dearden, after his grandson. This plant tends to stay streaked, that 
>is not settle out to quickly, though i understand it is sterile. (maybe i 
>should say "pod sterile"..aw heck, i dunno). Anyway, a few of us have it
>here, though its not yet availiable from the hosta nurseries here. It is a 
>nice looking, reasonably vigourous garden plant.
>if you really wanna division let me know and i'll send you one.
>Glen Pether UK
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