Pic of the Day--Hyacinthina

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Pic of the Day--Hyacinthina

Postby Hank Zumach » Jul 10, 2007 10:57 am

Hi All--Not all hosta varieties need to be eye-grabbing spectacular. We also need those that serve their purpose by being in the background, providing a backdrop for the other, showier, garden plants. I think that is the main job of Hyacinthina. While it is attractive enough in its own right, the variety's most interesting characteristic is its tendency to produce sports. It is the parent of a long list of variegated offspring. A sport can be seen in this photo, taken in 2005. Hyacinthina is a steady grower with an expected mature size of about 55x23. It has good resistance to slug.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... yacinthina

MyHostas - says, Dubious/Invalid name, see Fortunei Hyacinthina http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Fortunei%20Hyacinthina

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/f/fort.html

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Pic of the Day--Hyacinthina



Postby nanny_56 » Jul 10, 2007 1:22 pm

I could use one of those..... :roll:

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Postby wishiwere » Jul 12, 2007 4:40 am

See, another reason I like your POTD's! I have one that was 'supposed' to be Hyacinthina, and is not even close. Hate when that happens!

But it's nice to have yours to be sure mine IS NOT one! :(
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Re: Pic of the Day--Hyacinthina

Postby Eleven » Nov 02, 2012 10:43 am

My mature Fortunei Hyacinthina as seen in June 2012:
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