Steven knew how to get our attention!
Take a look at the picture below of the two ‘parents‘ and you will see that the cross is a ‘make sense‘ one. Some similarities and lots of reds in their make-up. You can never go wrong with a ‘Solberg-Wrede‘ cross.
Many have had high hopes for First Blush, after its introduction as a breeder, but some recent mix reviews by those who have used it in their programs brought up some concerns. Some said it was better as a ‘pollen‘ parent then a ‘pod‘ parent. So that is why this cross with Mr. Jack as a pod parent is a good step forward.
Don’t be surprised if First Blush continues to have an impact in the future of the development of reds.
Hosta Heritage Lines
First Blush – (‘Beet Salad’ x “48/49 seedling”) (Bob Solberg 2016) red petioles that extend into the leaf blade, a thin red margin around the leaf, the veins will start to “blush” red from the tip of the leaf down toward the base, pale purple flower
- 48/49…A Special Part Of ‘First Blush’ And Many Others
- Garnet Spires X First Blush Seedling Already Impressive In The World Of Red Hosta
Mr. Jack – (unknown) (Arthur Wrede) medium green hosta with dark reddish petioles, red veins throughout the leaf surface and leaf back and edium lavender flowers with stripes bloom
- ‘Cascade Range’ = PP x ‘Blue Cascade’
- ‘Jack Be Nimble’ = ‘Blueberry Muffin’ x PP
- ‘Jack Berry’ = ‘Blueberry Muffin’ x PP
- ‘Jack’s Gene’ = ‘Designer Genes’ x PP
- ‘Mt. St. Helens’ = ‘Blue Cascade’ x PP
- ‘Rix Pix’ = ‘Designer Genes’ x PP