Hosta By Kelley
"HEY! This page is grow'n!
and in process just like ME!"
Corkscrew Added: 2015 Discontinued: - -
Height Range: 8 to 10 inches
Diameter Range: 18 to 22 inches
Scape Blooms Scape
Year Spiked Count Came from Seen First Last Faded
2015 1d Tom Carlson
Division added from my Mother's Garden
2017 3/21/17 2d
When Tortifrons failed to come up, in 2015, I began to think about how and IF I ought to replace it. After a lot of thought I decided to pass on Tortifrons and move on to its next evolution ... Corkscrew. References suggested that it was a better survivor and held the spiral of the 'z' axis better.
During 2016 I was able to get a second division from my Mother's garden. At the time of receipt I was a little dubious about if the plant had been labeled correctly since it was taller than expected (12 inches?). By the time fall came there was enough indication that what it was labeled was probably what it was. I moved it over to be with the other Corkscrew that I had.
2017: BOTH plants survived the winter, but my mothers division experienced noticeable plant heave. As I watched the plant I held my breath. As spring moved on the both plants spiked and grew with equal resolve to grow and do good things. At this point I suspect that they will both do well in this garden. There's not as much twist on the leaves this year but that may be either a transplant, or a maturity thing.
Y Primary Collection
East Retaining Wall
Management Office/Loft 101 (Watched)
Mouse Ears Collection (Watched)
East Side Garden (Forfeited)
Building Back Side (Forfeited)
Y Aesthetic Collection
Y Chaos and Destruction Collection
Hard to Find List
Past Plants List
Leaves twist on the Z axis like a corkscrew. It is said this happens on the molecular level; not on the DNA level.
Chaos and Distruction
The term 'corkscrew', as a slang term, sometimes refers to a deranged mind. Corkscrew might also mean something that is not straight when it normally should be.
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