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Strawberry Surprise - 2008

REGISTERED

Originator, Nominant, Introducer, Registrant: D. Dean   

Strawberry-Surprise-C-D-Dean-2008-R
Registered Clump
Strawberry-Surprise-L-D-Dean-2008-R
Registered Leaf
Strawberry-Surprise-F-D-Dean-2008-R
Registered Flower

Clump Description

Growth Rate
medium
Notable Characteristics
large leaf with wide margin, 5 colors, red burgundy scapes, striped bracts
Plant Width
42
Plant Width (cm)
106.68
Plant Height
16
Plant Height (cm)
40.64
Plant Habit
upright

Leaf Description

Leaf Color Center
slightly blue-green
Leaf Color Margin
irregular golden yellow
Leaf Length
10.75
Leaf Length (cm)
27.30
Leaf Width
7.75
Leaf Width (cm)
19.68
Vein Pairs
10 to 11
Margin Appearance
slightly rippled
Width of Margin Var.
.63 to 1.25
Width of Margin Var. (cm)
1.6 to 3.2
Leaf Texture Top
dull to lightly glaucous bloom
Leaf Texture Bottom
dull
Leaf Appearance
moderately cupped, lightly wavy, moderately corrugated
Leaf Shape
broadly ovate
Leaf Base
cordate

Scape Description

Scape Height
27 to 30
Scape Height (cm)
68.6 to 76.2
Scape Color
glaucous burgundy
Scape Bracts
inflorescence leaves match leaf color pattern

Flower Description

Flower Color
pale lavender
Flower Length
2.38
Flower Length (cm)
6
Flower Shape
tubular
Growing Location
Ramsey, MN
Bloom Start
7/21
Bloom Peak
8/2
Bloom Finish
8/12
Flower Time
July 15 to Aug 15
Flower Color Patterns
slightly darker middle, translucent edge

Seed Information

Viable
sets viable seeds
Seed Pod Color
dark burgundy green

Clump History

Clump's Origin
the original seedling
Age of Clump
5

Parentage

Pod Parent
H. 'Liberty Bell'
Pollen Parent
H. 'Noah's Ark'

Additional Information

Section Class
II-5b
Season Color Change
creamy yellow

Classification Information

Section Class
II-5b
Classif Leaf Length
10.75
Classif Leaf Width
7.75
Classif Leaf Color
slightly blue-green
Classif Margin Color
irregular golden yellow


2018 Full Classification List

2018 Simplified Classification List

Cover Pages for Classification Lists

Quick Reference Table for Leaf Sizes and Colors

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Please check back in late January 2019 for a complete listing of all AHGA vendors along with their 2019 price lists.


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Vendor

Price

Naylor Creek Nursery
P.O. Box 309 Chimacum, WA 98325
360-732-4983 - www.naylorcreek.com

$16.00

New Hampshire Hostas
73 Exeter Road South Hampton, NH 03827
603-879-0085 - www.nhhostas.com

$17.00

Average Price: $16.50

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