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Re: Streaked Scapes

Jim Hawes wrote:
> Joanne admired her streaked scapes of Striker and asked if experienced
> hybridizers used radically different type hostas in hybridizing, for
> example, Sum and Substance x venusta?
> Diane then suggested that Sum and Substance x venusta exists...it's
> called Little White Lines.
> Ran then stated "Mark Zilis (who originated Little White Lines) says it
> is definitely NOT a venusta. Striker is from plants that were tc'ed as
> venusta."
> The point I wish to make herein is the apparent mistaken notion that
> appears to be inherent in Diane's message...that if you cross Sum and
> Substance with venustas, you get plants that are ALL???? like Little
> White Lines. This is definitely NOT the case. Only one of the plants
> within the population of hybrids was selected, named and became Little
> White Lines.
> Jim Hawes Oakland MD
> hawesj@gcnet.net

Dear Jim,
  I am just going by what, in "The Genus Hosta", Schmid says of 'Little
White Lines' parentage. "[H.Sum & Substance x venusta hybrid]"
  I'm just a collector, and I never suggested that S&S x venusta would
always result in 'Little White Lines'. 
  I'm sorry if my posting was misunderstood.

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