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Re: 'Aristocrat'

Hi Glen,
My H. 'Aristocrat' is three years old and has both of the leaf types you
described. H. Aristocrat is a sport of H. 'Hadspen Blue' found in tissue
culture. There is a photo on page 106 of the latest AHS Journal.

BTW my dog Rascal was a Malamute. I never did catch him laying on a hosta as
in your cartoon.

When you said you received H. 'Aristocrat' as a TC seedling I think you
meant TC liner.

Alex Summers via Dan Nelson
Bridgeville DE
zone 7
From: Glen Williams <gw1944@vermontel.com>
Subject: 'Aristocrat'

>  Last year I purchased two TCed  'Aristocrat' seedlings. It is a sport of
>'Halcyon' I believe. It was a nice blue with a narrow perfect cream edge.
>By perfect I mean a very even border. It had good growth and all emerging
>leaves  had the same exacting pattern . I mistakeningly saw the  even
>border as stable. Both plants this year have very irregular  borders
>extending well into the middle of the plant often creating a third color
>where an apparent overlapping of layers occurs.  I liked the old version.
>Has anyone had a similar experience.
>  Glen Williams Vt. zone 5

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