Wagner's Gold pic

woodnative(6)August 28, 2012

As I mentioned in other posts I like the Sans with unstable variegation......each new pup is different. This is S. trifasciata 'Wagner's Gold'. Each new pup is different though it takes a while for the variegation to really show itself.

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That's a beautiful plant, and a beautiful photo.

I love the surprises in variegation too, like a box of chocolates, as they say.


    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 11:08AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

No doubt, I agree! Stripes going both ways.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 11:44AM
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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

You know if the nurseries showed your picture of 'Wagner's Gold', I'm sure they could triple there sales. What they show is so-so but yours really shows what it is about. Nice job.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 1:59PM
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Michaela(z6+ TN)

Oh! Ooooh! Ahhh! Mmmmm! Gee, I love this trifasciata! It and Futura Variegated are 2 Sanses I cannot do with out. You've done well with it, my son. Ha! Note, one day it will throw up a normal type growth; you know what to do with it!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 10:28PM
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Yes......it through up a VIGOROUS all-green growth last fall which had to be removed and sent off to live on a farm with other green Sans......
Funny. I grow a few streaked Hostas which are similarly unstable. When I divide them I always put the green reversions down by the curb where they usually "dissapear" within a day. My one neighbor has a lot of nice green Hosta...

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 8:30AM
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Michaela(z6+ TN)

...so nice of you to share like that! :-)

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 6:02PM
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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

I just found out about Hosta virus x. Look it up. It is responsible for some new variegations and is unstable and Is spreading around many nurseries. Some times it takes years for it to show up. also on my futura gold flame, I have some leaves on pups start out normal then as the stolen ages, the emerging leaves are more variegated. Lucky I didn't cut and take those off. What harm does it do to leave it on for a year? See what new crop of leaves look like. I know you are more experienced than I am but just a suggestion.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 9:46PM
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Hey Stush! I appreciate it. With the all-green on Wagner's I left it grow for a bit. You can see the difference as it was EXTREMELY vigorous with the extra chlorophyll.
I am well familiar with Hosta x. Luckily most of my plants were bought before it became prevalent and I was very careful with those I bought later. I often see it on Hostas in the "big box stores"...especially on 'Gold Standard' where it is very obvious by green along and bleeding from the veins. BTW if in doubt there are test strips for Hosta virus x.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 8:25AM
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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

Did you see the price for those test strips? Just as well thro the plant out and get another one than to pay something like $30 a test. Unless they came down in price in the past 6 months. Besides most of my hosta is over 10 years old and the very few recent purchases I have kept them at bay.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 7:30PM
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Holy Cow! Nope, I never priced them.......no suspicious plants and I agree, at that price you could replace most varieties........buying from a reputable nursery!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 8:22AM
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