Pic of the Day--Jewel of the Nile

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Pic of the Day--Jewel of the Nile

Postby Hank Zumach » Oct 11, 2007 10:22 am

Hi All--Jewel of the Nile is a sport of Dee's Golden Jewel. Apparently there is a very good chance that if you get Jewel of the Nile you will also eventually end up with a Dee's Golden Jewel. That's because Jewel of the Nile has a strong tendency to revert back to its sport parent. That's OK for those of use who don't mind doing the occasional division. It also has the not very common characteristic of an irregular, almost streaky, variegation pattern.

Jewel of the Nile has done well in the shade of our Friendship Garden although it has had some unexpected problems with critters eating the leaves since the variety is described as having good substance. The plant has measured 22x9 and 27x10, on its way to an expected upright form of about 24x28.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... the%20Nile

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Jewel+of+the+Nile

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/j/jewel.html

Jewel of the Nile 9-20-06c 029.jpg

jewel of the Nile 6-25-07c 028.jpg
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Pic of the Day--Jewel of the Nile



Postby thy » Oct 11, 2007 7:03 pm

I love it for being beautiful...and unstabile :D

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Postby Linda P » Oct 12, 2007 8:52 am

And I STILL haven't removed the yellow eyes from mine!
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Postby eastwood2007 » Oct 12, 2007 10:52 am

Linda, I think it is beautiful!

I really love my JOFTN...wonderful substance and color.
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Postby Hosta-Haven » Oct 12, 2007 3:14 pm


You're sure right about JOTN reverting. I have two 2 yr. old plants and both had yellow eyes (which I removed, replanted and labeled Dee's Golden Jewel). At this rate, will my JOTN ever get large? :roll:
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Postby greenguy » Oct 16, 2007 5:22 pm

it is also a great plant for a location that gets a lot of sun

mine gets a ton and never burns
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