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HostaCalamity Jane

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Stephen Nyikos 2001

Origin'William Lachman' x plantaginea

Size categorylarge

Plant height x width 

Leaf length x width23x18 cm (9x7 in.)

Vein pairs10-12

Leaf colorgreen,streaked,yellow

Variegationstreaked

Leaf 

Petiole 

Scape 

Scape height 

Flowerpale lavender

Flower length 

Fragrantvery fragrant

Flowering periodJuly

Fertile 

Pod 

Ploidy 

Patents 

InfoLemon lime leaves irregularly streaked yellow changing to creamy white.
Before my brother began taking classes a few years ago he began his own hybridizing program. I began pestering him to give me a division off of some that he liked. I figured fair was fair as I was giving him some divisions off of mine. Anyway, he gave me this seedling. You see, my brother is a perfectionist and he gave me the whole plant of something he was not entirely sure was worth keeping. Boy, did he regret giving me all of it :-> This plant is now called 'Calamity Jane'. It is an irregularly variegated medium green leaf with a nice satin sheen. The streaking like it's pod parent is a nice soft gold that often changes to a creamy white. It is a cross between 'William Lachman' and plantaginea. It has nice large nocturnal,medium but pale lavender very fragrant flower. While it shares its difficulty setting pods with its plantaginea parent, I already have two seedlings from two different pollen parents that I feel sure I will register in the next few years. (Some day I will share my secret for improving pod set on plants with a plantaginea ancestry.) 'Calamity Jane' produces a low percentage of variegated seedlings. I grew 'Calamity Jane' next to 'Little Boy'. If people did not walk to see the 40 inch tall, 6 foot wide 'Little Boy' they zeroed in on 'Calamity Jane'. This plant is an eye magnet in the yard. It passes the 100 foot test with ease! 'Calamity Jane' is a Stephen Nyikos introduction you may purchase either from me or from his nursery.

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Progeny'Eye of the Hurricane' = PP x hypoleuca