don_r's 'pride and joy'

uk-hostamanFebruary 12, 2011

anyone know if this hosta is in production or just a one off?....i really hope it is

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thisismelissa(z4a-S Twin Cities MN)

Isn't that Rhino Hide?

Yes, it's in production and very reasonably priced now.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 6:12PM
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bkay2000

Are you sure they are the same? I really like the one UK posted. However, the Rhino Hide in the hosta library doesn't seem as attractive.

bkay

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 7:30PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Can't find it anywhere. Looks like it's not in circulation. You might try the Hallson's forums.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 8:39PM
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hosta_junkie(Z4 MN)

I just happened to be checking the recent auction results on the AHS site and see that "Pride and Joy" donated by Don Rawson was acquired by a bidder for $150. And the Hosta Library contains the exact same photos you have posted above. So it's around but perhaps hard to find. I agree - gorgeous hosta.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 9:19PM
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donrawson(Z 5)

Hmmmmm....ya like this one? So do I! And I think I know where you can get it. :)

I've been growing this beauty for over 12 years now... it's my sport of Paul's Glory. The margins are much wider... the leaves are thicker...it grows better and bigger than Paul's Glory...and it's probably a tetraploid. Great variegation...it draws a lot of attention whenever I have visitors to my garden. (I've had some people say it's their favorite...and everyone who has seen it says they like it better than Paul's Glory.) It eventually becomes quite a large hosta at maturity.

I kinda screwed up...I should have introduced this one ten years ago, since it's better than the other sports of Paul's Glory IMO. But nowdays there's just too many sports of Paul's Glory on the market, so no one is interested in tissue culturing another one. So I just take off a couple divisions each summer and offer them on the Hosta Library auction to some lucky bidder...

PS It's not related to hosta Rhino Hide...and actually is quite different from Rhino Hide.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 9:20PM
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sidney1515

WOW.. . now that could make your heart beat faster. . WOW

    Bookmark   February 14, 2011 at 6:45PM
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nutmeg4061(5b)

I can`t stop staring at the third picture.
WOW INDEED.

Thanks for posting, UK.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2011 at 7:09PM
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ctopher_mi

Hi,

I agree, it is too similar to other Paul's Glory sports to introduce now. Check out these plants for an alternative:

Lakeside Shore Master (registered as unknown parentage, but believed to be a sport of Paul's Glory)
St. Paul (for me this one has a thinner center than the plant shown above)
Paradise Glory

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 10:31AM
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bkay2000

It's a gorgeous plant.

bkay

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 7:19PM
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donrawson(Z 5)

I have Lakeside Shore Master, St. Paul, and Paradise Glory. In fact, I brought them a few years ago and planted them all in the same flowerbed as Pride and Joy to compare. Paradise Glory is the most similar to Pride and Joy so far. I'll take pics of all four this summer and post them here so we can see the differences. :)

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 8:54PM
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gardenfanatic(MO zone5b)

That's a beauty!!!

Deanna

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 1:14AM
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flowerchild59(z6b IL)

What a beautiful hosta. I would love to see it in person some day.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 11:28PM
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