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Hostarella! Who's with me!

Posted by nutmeg4061 5b (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 29, 12 at 17:05

After heavily surfing the net for hostas and heucheras (again), I had a brainstorm!
Has crossing hostas and heuchs ever been attempted??
Because in my mind's eye I'm now seeing...

A plant with the color and substance of Heucherella Brass Lanterns, with the form and shape of Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

A plant with the color and substance of Heuchera Crimson Curls with the form and SIZE of S&S.

A plant with the color of Great Expectations...with the curliness of Heuchera Lime Rickey.

A plant with the color of Heuchera Tiramisu, with the vase shaped form of Krossa Regal.

Can you even imagine?
Would this even be possible?
Somebody stop me! I want them all! lol

Michelle (daydreamer extraordinaire)


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RE: Hostarella! Who's with me!

Um... maybe I am not remembering my high school genetics course well.... but I don't think you can cross a crocodile and a cat and get anything viable.

Alexa


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RE: Hostarella! Who's with me!

No this would not be possible as they have no genetic commonality. Would be like trying to cross a fish with a bird. Nice thought though.

Scott


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  • Posted by babka 9b NorCal (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 29, 12 at 19:27

Well, haven't you ever heard of a Flying Fish?

-Babka


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Lol well yes actually I have. Give that kind of cross a try and lets see what you get. Guaranteed if it could work you'll never need to earn a dollar again...:)

Scott


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Yeah, those flying fish are killing our waterways!
Asian Carp are the menaces of the local rivers and lakes!


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Can I have what you're having? lmao!

Karen


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It is in fact possible. I read an article in Wired this month about how genes derived from blue pansies were engineered into rose DNA to create a blue rose. They spent years trying to use petunia genes unsuccessfully before they switched to using genes from a different blue flower. Using recombinant DNA technology, you can create virtually anything, given enough time, money, and luck. I spent an afternoon in a lab in a bio class, inserting jellyfish genes into viruses to get the viruses to glow fluorescent green via their new genetic sequences. Kind of neat.

So yes, it's possible to cross hostas and heuchera... but not by any kind of typical means like cross-pollinating.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/09/blue-roses-for-sale/


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So if jellyfish genes could be spliced into Hosta Virus X, then infected hostas would glow???


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Then that would make them desirable, because who wouldn't want a glowing hosta, even if it is diseased? lol

Karen


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Hostajell could take the place of solar walkway lights.


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WOW - You guys and gals are stretching MY creative genetics way beyond their natural limits. And I just finished reciting a condensed version of The Jabberwocky to my adult daughter whe never heard of it B4.

I am uncharacteristically speechless. (but that's OK-if you use such incredibly long words like "uncharacteristically"not much else CAN be said!)

Les


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FrostyNYC, great info! I love technology!
So, we can all have blue roses, pure red iris, and someday maybe...Hostarella! lol
Michelle


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