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Want a streaked plant that isn't your ordinary, everyday 98-pound weakling? Many streaked seedlings just seem to take forever to get growing, and sometimes can take years to finally work their way up to blooming size. That's not what this plant is all about. This Bill Meyer creation isn't a good neighbor by anyone's standards. It's big, it's pushy, it's loud, it crowds out whoever it's planted next to, and it just never stops growing. He says it has more vigor and toughness than any streaked seedling he's seen so far, and these are some darn good traits to add to a breeding program. It occasionally puts up green divisions, but holds it's streaking well overall, and the sheer exuberance of its growth makes it easy to keep going even if divisions are removed. We bet you'll have a nice clump of this rough and tumble streaker going in no time flat!
It's big, fast, and tough like a hockey player on roots. Leaves are about 10 inches and clump diameter 40 inches (so far!). It's fertile and sets seed regularly every year, but not a lot of it. Gives strong-growing streaked seedlings. Only the second time offered, as was once a prize in the Hosta Lotteree at the First Look meeting. This seedling from 'William Lachman' x Unknown was an intentional cross, but Bill's memory isn't what it used to be, and he can't remember who the pollen parent was.
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