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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 1, 2020 8:56 AM CST
Good article about Kevin! I do have Delta Dawn, Kevin, one of my favorites.

http://americanhostasociety.or...
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 1, 2020 10:54 AM CST

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Great article Rj. Thank you for posting the link.
Name: Jo Ann
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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ricos
Jul 1, 2020 8:11 PM CST
Thanks Rj
good article.
thanks Kevin for all those great Hosta. I sold lots of them in days gone by.
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jul 2, 2020 8:07 AM CST
Yes I started breeding hosta at age 12 and did my PhD on the genetics of variegation in hosta! few people do their PhD on things from their back yard!

Kevin
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 2, 2020 8:24 AM CST
Great article Kevin! I have Delta Dawn, really like the intense yellow in the spring. Probably more convenient from the back yard, still a lot of number crunching and writing.
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Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jul 3, 2020 9:29 AM CST
Rj,

Yes I did electron microscopy of all the various mutants plus genetic studies to show the segregation of plastome types. It was fun discovering these new things and I was able to work out the genetics of many of the traits of hosta from those crosses.

Kevin

Name: Mark McDonough
Massachusetts (Zone 5a)
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AntMan01
Jul 3, 2020 3:47 PM CST
Good article!
@JungleShadows, Kevin, you're a menace with pollen, LOL, great work!

I frankly don't know how you manage hybridizing so many things and so much of each, I can barely handle one hybridization emphasis this year (woodland Iris species), but then again I must devote lots of time combating rampant overgrowth after two years neglect, spent 5 hrs today contending with masses of bittersweet and other invasives. First pods opened up today on three Asian species of woodland Iris that I've been crossing, it is with excited anticipation of seeing results of one's work in a few years that keeps us going!
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Name: Sol Zimmerdahl
Portland, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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GeologicalForms
Jul 13, 2020 9:09 PM CST
Interesting article!
57 cultivars, wow! sounds like about as many hostas as semps. Congrats on the award and write up Kevin, you've certainly earned it!
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jul 14, 2020 9:27 AM CST
Mark,

This year I'm trying to retake the garden so I'm doing a few less things. It has been taking several hours each day to cross and the weeds are taking over some beds. Time to TAKE THEM BACK. OUT TO WEED!

Sol,

Yes I raised over 9 K variegated hosta seedlings. Still have a few crosses going on with them in some ultra-large and variegated seedlings.

Kevin
Name: Sol Zimmerdahl
Portland, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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GeologicalForms
Jul 14, 2020 12:42 PM CST
I am literally spending entire days just crossing sempervivum right now. Of course it's high tide for semp blooms and other plants might peak at different times of the year, but even still I have trouble seeing how you could do that AND a myriad of other plant types.
Downright impressive!
-Sol

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