Sport looking for a name PART 2

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Which name do you like for the dark center, light edge sport of Radiant Edger?

Poll ended at Jul 01, 2006 8:46 am

Mint Martini
Jade Wave
Mint Splash
Radiant Star
Spearmint Splash
Mint Lemonade
No votes
Jade Star
Green Tourmaline
Peridot Star
Peridot Palette
Total votes : 57

Sport looking for a name PART 2

Postby Chris_W » Jun 30, 2006 8:46 am



I'm narrowing down the field of names suggested for our dark centered Radiant Edger sport and need your feedback. Although the results may not be binding, it will help us out.

Please don't feel bad if your suggestion didn't make the list, all the input was a lot of fun :)
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Postby tsneal » Jun 30, 2006 8:59 am

We can only choose one....ugh!!

Well I still I Radiant Star, Chris, but....

I'm going to enable myself because I have a little collection going and Mint Martini would be a great addition! :lol:

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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jun 30, 2006 9:05 am

Gosh...there's a lot more names there than I read yesterday in that post. :lol: Decisions, decisions. There are several that I think would be great, but now I'm partial to Green Tourmaline. :wink: I think it's a unique, but very descriptive, name. :wink:
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Postby Snow » Jun 30, 2006 1:26 pm

I love the name Spearmint Splash - that's just what it reminds me of :wink:
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Postby Tigger » Jun 30, 2006 1:45 pm

Well, in some other post I owned up to being an "ess" man, so guess my choice?
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Postby Jamie » Jun 30, 2006 3:58 pm

I think that 'Radiant Star' has a real nice ring to it :P :wink:
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Postby Richiegirl » Jun 30, 2006 4:11 pm

I thought "Star" names were chosen as a family by Leafy. I think we should leave those to him. Lord knows he has enough new ones that will be needing names!

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Postby Chris_W » Jun 30, 2006 5:42 pm

Richiegirl wrote:I thought "Star" names were chosen as a family by Leafy. I think we should leave those to him. Lord knows he has enough new ones that will be needing names!


Hi Richelle,

This was mentioned on the other thread where we talked about these and we asked Mr. Leafmould and he said that it was okay.

Even though the name may be boring I think Radiant Star really fits the hosta, ties in with its parentage (good or bad), and is easy to spell, fit on a label, and will probably be easy to remember.

But then Mint Martini is nice, gives this plant its own uniqueness without tying it to the parent, and doesn't interfere with the star reference that Mr. Leafmould likes.

After seeing the results so far we will probably have a runoff between those two names :)
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Postby digs57 » Jun 30, 2006 6:57 pm

Count me in for Mint Martini (hosta Gin and Tonic needs a tippling buddy)

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Postby Arlene » Jun 30, 2006 7:33 pm

That's some beautiful hosta, Chris!I

'll go along with Mint Martini if you'll promise to use Green Tourmaline for a future production! I like the sound of that name!
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Postby hagranger » Jun 30, 2006 11:11 pm

Radiant Star
Ties the name to the parent and there is definitely a "star" effect created by the dark center ...
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Postby party_music50 » Jun 30, 2006 11:14 pm

*Beautiful* hosta! but it's more reminiscent of a flower than a star. It looks like it could be 'Jade Blossom' to me. :)
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Postby John » Jun 30, 2006 11:32 pm

Remember those threads about which Hosta people bought just for the name? I think 'Mint Martini' would definitely be one of those (in addition to its great attributes!). It would also give the sport its own identity, as opposed to "just" a 'Radiant' offshoot. Also, I'd leave the 'Star' designation to Mr. Leafmould-- just as I'd not suggest using a name with 'Tiara' in it-- so as not to give the wrong impression as to whom the originator was.
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Postby janet » Jul 01, 2006 9:03 am

Very nice hosta, Chris. I like having a hint of the parentage in the name of sports in particular. No shame at all in showing who your kin are (like Wilson is from son of Will, right? :wink: ). And the light flash in the center of some of the leaves is very similar to the flash of a star sapphire. 'Radiant Star' gets my vote, no contest.
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Postby renaldo75 » Jul 01, 2006 10:45 pm

I had another idea for the name when I was trying to fall asleep last nite.

How does Radiant Emerald sound??

I like Radiant Starjust fine, but this would keep it in the gem family along with Malachite.

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Postby Roxanne » Jul 02, 2006 4:51 am

Just looked again.....Spade Flush came to mind. Looks like a spade in the leaf center! :P
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