Re: "Correctly" Labeled Hostas in the Garden
Cindy LUV ..with regard to finding parentage of sports, the hosta
document known as 'Hosta Wheels 1999' provides data related to those
varieties, which are residents of the same clan (sister plants) mutated
within a given species/variety, if this is any help to you? Hybrids
(seedling derivative varieties) are not on this document.
Some of the Wheels Committee people are working their butts off
literally, to have the most recent update available at Convention next
week. As an example, Jim Hawes sent me a quadzillion corrections,
which took me a week to sort out, so you can imagine the time he must
have spent in his cross-checking and putting it out as hard copy.
Bill Meyer and crew, are working on having a color wheel graphic visual
ready for release at Convention, which will be a big help to classify
actual hosta leaf colors -- dunno if this is ready to go? Preston
Littleton is updating the website
When making labels, I personally, like
to know the "leaf vein count" of a given plant as well as the
floret color, to be right on the label. BTW way, I'm using trashed
bicycle spokes, stuck through a pieces of aluminum sheet as labels and
using an electric engraver to write data on this sheet metal.
Bicycle spokes don't rust and frost heave does not throw the wire out of
the ground. Mind you ..my hosta hobby is growing seedlings
primarilly, so labels which last forever are important for me to keep
track of thousands separate seed batches accumulated over time.
Cindy ..it would be interesting to know, if anyone has actually
documented all hostas with the information you are looking for? ..I
haven't, but hope this email helps in your work.
At 01:23 AM 6/20/99 -0400, Cindy Johnson wrote:
>Hello all you hosta lovers,
>I'm making new labels for my hostas and I'd like to hear what
>to see on labels. Examples: just the variety name, genus
and variety name,
>variety name and year hosta named and by whom, variety with year
>registered and by whom, any awards won, parentage, etc, etc. I
like to see
>some info besides just the variety name, but then where do I FIND
>Thanks for any and all input,
>White Bear Lake, MN
aka/email: "William Nash" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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