12 July 2010

we've been crossbreedin'!


Hosta macrophylla 'Endless Tinkering.' Brand new variety, folks. Not exactly deer-resistant, but possibly deer-addling. If you like hostas and you like hydrangeas, well, why aren't you adding this to your shopping cart? Note: Planting this variety in full sun will result in purplish-blue leaves and deeply ribbed flowers.

Trademark pending: Definitely not your mama's hosta (or, for that matter, your pap's peegee)

5 comments:

  1. Well, how clever of you. ;-) Thanks for the photo!

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  2. Bravo! You're the featured blog for today on Blotanical. That's a lovely hosta! Wish you had been at Buffa10. You would have loved it!

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  3. Nancy, I've been at work secretly for years. Next I hope to create a brown lilac that blooms all year long.

    Becky, well, thanks! Sorry I didn't have a more compelling post to bring people on over here. Ah, Buffa10 looks like it was AMAZING. I'm drooling over all the photographs I'm seeing. I know I would have loved it.

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  4. Hosta breeders have just not aimed high enough up until now. They lacked vision and only concentrated on the leaves. However, your 'Endless Tinkering' opens up the breeding possibilities. ;)

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  5. Northern, I agree. Such a lack of IMAGINATION among those breeders. Leaves, leaves, and more leaves. I've had enough.

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