Hosta of the Day - Hanky Panky

evermore_gw z 4/5 NBJune 23, 2013

Had to have this one the minute I laid eyes on it. A sport of Striptease with a few of its characteristics, Hanky Panky forms a smaller mound and displays a leaf pattern like no other.

Steve

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don_in_colorado

Steve, you have some of the best hosta. Thanks for the pic.

Don B.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 5:07PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

I agree. That leaf pattern is outstanding!

It was this week that I added Striptease and Kiwi Full Monty to my holdings, to go with Gypsy Rose. Are you enticing me to add Hanky Panky....as well as my wish listed Snake Eyes? That might be necessary later, eh......:)

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 5:24PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Steve,

Does it change over time, or keep the same coloring all season?

Steve_mass

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 5:36PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

Hey, Moccasins, don't stop there! Add Obscene Gesture while you're at it!!!!

My daughter bought it last year for ...you ready for this? One little eye/3 little leaves... $35 ...this year the owner dropped her price to 25 ... Hmmmm ... Apparently it was fairly new and expensive to begin with..too pricey for me...I'll get piece when it's a 'big kid' or 'graduates' lol. It is lovely tho'. I babysat it for a month or so until it had to go home. Maybe you have one already?

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 6:33PM
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evermore_gw z 4/5 NB

Steve_mass,

Hosta Library shows several variations of this one and says that it changes seasonally. Since I planted mine in 2010, it has looked pretty much as you see it. There are hints of yellow, but not the bright yellow shown in HL. Mine gets solid shade in morning and dappled shade from noon on. Maybe more sun would bring out the yellow and the changes. Live and learn!

Steve

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 8:15PM
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mbug_gw

Thanks for keeping it going Steve
One of my favorites too

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 9:26PM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

Yes, Hanky Panky will change colors over the season. Margin will darken and center will lighten.

Paul

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 9:37PM
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Eleven(Metro Detroit 6A)

Hanky Panky

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 2:15PM
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sidney1515

Steve, it changes as the season goes on. If you look at this pic you can see it changing now. From drab to fab. . lol

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 5:44PM
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melati(5)

Hanky Panky

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 7:52PM
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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

My Hanky Panky reverses colors during the year,going from green center,to green margins,and starts to look more like Striptease,but the early spring colors are neat! Phil

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 8:09PM
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Gesila(MI Z5)

Mine has been a slower grower for me.

Gesila

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 11:44PM
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paula_b_gardener 5b_ON(5b)

The first pic is 2012 and the next one is 2013 both taken around the same time of year. I think a lot of the colour difference is the camera - the moss is lighter this year, too in the pic compared to 2012. I really like Hanky Panky, it is a nice size, symmetrical and pretty.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 1:04AM
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