H. 'Raspberry Sorbet'
Always eager to add 'red legs' to the Hosta assortment, this small gem joined us from Chatham, ON, on June 12/09. I look forward to seeing it develop over the course of the year.
Give them a few days, keep them well hydrated, and they bounce right back.
As you can see, it settled right in and was happy enough to send up a scape and with all that maroon speckling it is easy to see how it ended up with it's name. It flowers quite late, this picture is from September 6th.
A day later and the first bud has opened. As the plant grows and develops into a clump I can well imagine the showing a stand of scapes and flowers will make, can't wait for that to happen.
Not only does it have gorgeous flowers, like most of its red-legged cousins it's an early riser. Here it is March 4th 2010, and it's well up-n-at-it. Not only that, look at all the new shoots this year!
It grew very well over 2010 and was divided again towards season's end with one of the larger divisions ending up in a 2-gallon pot. You see it here near the end of July 2011 and it's beginning to send up scapes and buds are forming.
As you can see, flower it did. In profusion. Numerous attempts were made while the flowers were open to pollinate with pollen from several cultivars, including 'Invincible' and 'Ray of Hope', which were in bloom at the same time, but none of the crosses took. So no pods on any of this plant's scapes, and no pod set where its pollen was used on others. Too bad.
Some more info in Hugo's Database.