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Re: H. 'Fragrant King'

  • Subject: Re: H. 'Fragrant King'
  • From: LemkeIowa@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2004 11:29:54 EST

In a message dated 10/30/04 8:42:12 PM, naylorck@olypen.com writes:

<< Hi Pat,

Not to but in here but Fragrant King is really green...it comes from Fried

GreenTomatoes so it has that bloom on the leaves like a blue plant and that

sort of gives it the "blue" tinge in the photo.  It basically looks like a

FGT with a nice wide creamy-white margin.  In our NW climate the bloom

remains all season but in warmer climes it would probably melt off by

midsummer.  Hope that makes some sense of it.

Gary & Jack

Naylor Creek Nursery

Subject: H. 'Fragrant King'

> In the Van den top web site: http://www.vandentop.nl/Nieuws_2003.html a

> photo of H. 'Fragrant King' can be viewed. It does have some blue hint on

> the leaves, some interpretation of blue can be misleading at times. In my

> database, if there is any amount of blue evident I use BG to cover both

> colors. Seems to make sense to me but nothing is written in concrete!!!

> Pat





> ----- Original Message -----

> From: <LemkeIowa@aol.com>

> To: <patmora@comcast.net>; <hosta-open@hort.net>

> Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 10:19 AM

> Subject: Re: Looking for...



> >

> > In a message dated 10/29/04 5:36:13 PM, patmora@comcast.net writes:

> >

> > << HI Glen:

> >

> >    I found H. 'Fragrant King' that is fragrant with a white edge. Van


> >

> > Top, NR: Sport of H. 'Fried Green Tomatoes': Dark green leaves framed by


> >

> > creamy-white border. The leaves are covered with "bloom" and have great

> >

> > substance. Vigorous growth rate.

> >

> > Pat

> >

> > >>

> >

> > Pat,

> >

> > I understood he was looking for a blue hosta with a white edge that was

> > fragrant.

> >

> > Mike

> >>

Gary and Jack,

It is interesting to note that the International Registration of Hosta 
Culivars form  as shown in the back page of the Registration book  Volume 35:R  
Says==Leaf color (choose from the adjacent list).  They list a dark green, 
slightly blue-green, medium blue-green, intensely blue-green. Nowhere on the list do w
e find a 'blue.'  So, I would guess if you want a blue, just adjust the 
camera, scanners, etc., and you can get any shade of blue you want.

Viva la hosta, the chameleon plant

Lemke's Database
Marvin 'Mike' Lemke
3615 Davisson Road
Des Moines, Iowa 50310-4627
Lemkeiowa @aol.com

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