Sun Power Sport

paul_in_mn(4b)May 30, 2012

Here's a sport I separated and moved to sun in 2008. The move fried the leaves, but the new eyes that emerged started to stabilize to this version fairly quickly (by 2009). Moved it again last summer to give it some room. Very subtle melon colored shades - it does darken a little in center and a bit more yellow on edges by late August, but nowhere as dark as Abba Dabba Do. On the right hand leaves the margin looks to be streaking some to the center.

Here's a pic of new growth after leaves fried in 2008.

Thanks for taking a look.


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Gesila(MI Z5)

I never realized that Sun Power has so many sports or siblings. Looks like I might have some collecting to do!

I really, really like your sport!


    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 2:17AM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

Another new one of yours I am flipped over. I really love these lighter shades of color. Fantastic!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 5:44AM
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Really pretty, subtle variegation. I think "melon" describes the colors perfectly. I also love the form. Is this as fast a grower as Sun Power?

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 1:16PM
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Beautiful sport Paul, you're soooo lucky. I have had a Sun Power since 1995 and though I do get seedlings every year, it has never decided to give me a beautiful sport.
Thats a keeper!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 1:20PM
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Very nice!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 9:42PM
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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

Very nice,Paul! It has that familiar shape that all Sun Power sports have, Sorta like a subdued Abba Dabba Do. I like all the sports of Sun Power,especially Paradise Power. Phil

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 10:00PM
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I love your Sun Power sport. Mine was not separated from one of my Sun Powers but found at a nursery listed as Sun Power but obviously sporting. It's stayed stable in it's instability. It has solid leaves, half and half and ones with margins, wide and narrow. The color, like yours, is lighter than Abba Dabba Do. Have you given it a name?

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 11:15AM
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McT - two names I've been working with are - Abba Dabba Honeymoon and a suggestion from Chris at Hallson - Dabba Honey Dew.


    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 1:25PM
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LOL I just planted Sun Power about 10 minutes ago. just a baby, but I have high hopes.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 1:34PM
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Update - edges are coloring up.


    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 1:24PM
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Paul, the Dabba Honey Dew is a nod to the melon color. Another option would be a reinforcement of its relationship to its parent, Dabba Honey Do.....the old expression for husbands who have a "honey do" list.

I like Chris's idea for a name. But Dabba Honeymoon is good too. Save might end up with another sport equally as lovely.

I too love the softer shades of pale.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 1:37PM
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