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Re: Chirifu

    Do you have a picture of this hosta, and how much does it sell for now?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Hawes <hawesj@gcnet.net>
To: Nise@onelist.com <Nise@onelist.com>; hosta-open@mallorn.com
<hosta-open@mallorn.com>; hawesj@gcnet.net <hawesj@gcnet.net>
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 1999 5:35 AM
Subject: Re: Chirifu

>I have had Chirifu since Bette Comfry and I bought it as partners at the
>Convention in Cedar Rapids in 1993 for big bucks. It has been propagated
>and widely distributed to friends. I have also grow about 100 seedlings
>of it in two different years. I have them still growing for observation.
>In the first year about 25 percent of the seedlings are variegated like
>the pod parent. In subsequesnt years some of the green seedling take on
>a streaky variegated pattern too. The green ones have developed into
>various forms of green monsters. I am taking one to John Lanier to plant
>on the slopes of his steep mountain this week
>I encourage those interested in this Japanese named cultivar to acquire
>it...not because I am the principle source...Ran has some propagated
>from one I gave him, as do several other people. But it is still rare
>and valuable as a breeder to instill vigor into its progeny. By all
>means, don't give up on the green ones. They may be some of the best.
>The streaky parent is not nearly as beautiful as some of its streaky
>Jim Hawes
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