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Re: H. xxxxx 'Aureomaculata'

  • Subject: Re: H. xxxxx 'Aureomaculata'
  • From: Jim Hawes <hawesj@atlantic.net>
  • Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 20:39:53 -0400


I looked up H. ventricosa 'Aureomaculata' in my worksheets for the Hosta
Sports wheels which show relationships of all related sports within the
group as indicated in January 1997.Let me describe these sports placed
on a clock face. Their position indicates the colors of leaves.

12 oclock.......H. ventricosa
3 oclock.........H.Gold Flush (Bloom), sport of ventricosa , cream
4 oclock.........H. v. Aureomarginata, sport of ventricosa, white or
yellow border depending on environment and time of year
6 oclock.........H. v. yellow form (Japan) from Sellers, imported from
Japan, perhaps a mutation of the species
6 oclock.........H. Purple Flame Forever (Zilis) probably unknown sport
from tc?
Center of circle ...streaked form , (Hawes) lost, natural spontaneous
sport of v. Aureomarginata
                       H. Encore (Hawes) name invalid because it was
used by another, streaked form, sport of yellow form ( Japan)
7 oclock.........H. Yellow Flame (Hawes 1999), yellow center in spring
8  oclock........H.Netta Stratham , yellow centered sport of H.v.
Aureomarginata from England
9 oclock ........H. Aureomaculata, seedling of ventricosa according to
Schmid, yellow center in spring ( I had assumed  it was a sport of
ventricosa, the species. I could be wrong on this) . My v.Aureomaculata
is yellow centered
10 oclock ......H. Flame Stitch (Falstad) sport of v. Aureomarginata,
white mediovariegated form
11 oclock.......H. Fury of Flame (Zilis), sport of v. Aureomaculata

I hope this information is useful. You did not indicate specifically why
you were asking the questions in your posting.

Jim Hawes

Andrew Lietzow wrote:

> Hello Hosta-openers,
> I thought there was a plant/cultivar named <H. ventricosa
> 'Aureomaculata'>, and that it was a deep green with a solid, bright
> yellow margin, with significant piecrusting.  I looked in the Hosta
> Library and found only a Vent"i"cosa, which I'll assume is simply
> missing it's "r", but the Aureomaculata pictured is not what I was
> expecting to see.  It could be correct; I'm not really questioning
> that, but isn't there a Ventricosa Aureomaculata that looks like what
> I described, i.e. with a bold yellow margin?   Russ (and now Rosanne
> O'Harra) has such a plant (amongst the redbuds, for those familiar
> with his garden) and what a gorgeous thing it is, indeed.
> Anyone know these Ventricosa's well or have an inkling of the plant to
> which I am referring? As I understand it, it may be the only known
> species tetraploid.  Anyone want to set me straight on that?   Okay,
> okay, if you're all that anxious for a crack at doing just that then
> I'm just going to have to look it up in the Hosta Bible.   Yepper, W.
> George Schmid lists H. ventricosa as, "the only natural tetraploid
> species in the genus with a chromosome number of 120 (2n)".
> (Shouldn't this be (4n)?   If so, it's the only typo that I have found
> in over two years of voraciously attempting to consume its every
> word.)
> What a treasure that book has become.  I shall treasure during the
> time that I am and beyond.  I don't really know how I managed to get
> through my first 47 years without it... Next to my "Bible" Bible, my
> "Hosta Bible" is the greatest piece of literary work that I own...
> Anyhow, any help for this Aureomaculata question would be
> appreciated...
> --
> Andrew C. Lietzow, Hacker - The ACL Group, Inc.
> ..Also #1 Plantsman at http://hostahaven.com ...
> ...1250-41st St Des Moines, IA 50311-2516 ......
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