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RE: look alikes

Title: RE: look alikes


H. 'Blue Shadows' has less of a yellow color than H. 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa' and more of a green color with the same blue edge. H. 'Blue Shadows' does sometimes revert back to H. 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa' with these reverted plants still being sold as H. 'Blue Shadows'. I'm not sure how pervasive this is in the trade but this may account for some H. 'Blue Shadows' looking like H. 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa'. When you see the true plants side by side, they do look different and are both very nice.

On the subject of Look-alikes, I think these look quite a bit alike:

H. 'Frances Williams' (of the trade)
H. 'Aurora Borealis'
H. 'Samouri'


Norm Lesch
Manchester, MD

    From:   Joanne Pyszczek[SMTP:jopyz@earthlink.net]
    Sent:   Friday, January 22, 1999 9:41 AM
    To:     hosta list
    Subject:        look alikes

    I've been curious about something.  I have Blue Shadows, which is described
    as a selected form of Tokudama Aureonebulosa and a
    friend has T A.  Anyone able to tell me what makes Blue Shadows
    special?  According to Schmid it has more dark green variegation, so
    am I visually impaired or is the difference not that significant?  I still
    think either one is beautiful.

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