Hostas forum: Trying an ID again

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2012 5:21 AM CST
I have posted this jynormus hosta every year in hopes of an id.
This was given to me in 2008.I took 1/4 th of it to transplant somewhere else.
It hardly made an impact.
It has a starting bloomstalk.


Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 3, 2012 6:34 AM CST
Jo...it looks like a sieboldiana to me, perhaps 'Elegans'.or one of several others. They are all very similar and not distinctive enough to tell apart, even in the garden. Nice plant and picture.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 3, 2012 6:40 AM CST
I agree I was going to say Blue Mammoth but the flower scapes were too high. Elegans does have the short ones, great guess Paul. Hurray!
Susan

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2012 6:42 AM CST
Just thought I would take a stab at id'ing.
I do love it.What a stridant plant. It sure rewards me where its planted. I am having a path built but will go around the hosta. Its just too big to move.
Here it is as I recieved it in July of 2008
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2012 6:47 AM CST
Virginia I think the stems get longer
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this is a June view where the stems are full length. Everything here is 3 weeks early
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2012 7:17 AM CST
Paul: I am going to look at sieboldianas.You mentioned Elegans and I knew I had one in another spot that was labled.I also have Blue Mammoth there. All are 3 years old and have bluer leaves than my mystery. Its a rainy day here so I will wander thru the sieboldianas and come up with something.
This is my Elegans
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Blue Mammoth
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What back savers these giant varieties are. I risk broken bones on slopes to plant them,so the weed population stays at bay.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 3, 2012 7:25 AM CST
That's fine, just wait and see what color the flowers are. Then you can get better ID. nodding
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2012 7:33 AM CST
O K I will.
I am leaning toward Elegans even tho color is different. I also found Funka whose leaves are greener.
I have no idea why I am obcessed with the name of this one when there are about 20 nonames here.
I liked "redchick" who gave me the plants when I first joined DG. She was really welcoming and donated many plants to my 5 year plan.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Jun 3, 2012 7:37 AM CST
Bless her heart, Lovey dubby you could also post them on the ID forum, there are some very smart people over there, walking encyclopedia's! Green Grin!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2012 7:41 AM CST
Believe t or not I got the best lead from Paul just now after 4 years of trying. I put it in the database but just sieboldiana because I am not sure of Elegans.I will give the ID forum a try.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 3, 2012 8:46 AM CST
Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jun 3, 2012 10:47 AM CST
It can become an obsession to ID a plant. I have around 150 Hosta and have had only one I couldn't ID. I was about to put it on here this morning when something came from the the recesses of my mind that it is Inniswood. As I think about it now I remember moving it from another spot in the garden. Then it was planted poorly and floundered for a couple of years. Finally I replanted it and now it is growing. I grow Inniswood in another part of the garden and compared leaves. Bingo!!!!! It is Inniswood which I love..

Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2012 1:00 PM CST
I thought I was the only one who forgot stuff.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Jun 3, 2012 1:57 PM CST
No, you're not the only one Jo Ann. Rolling on the floor laughing

Paul, beautiful Inniswood, I love mine also! One of my favorites. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Jun 3, 2012 2:11 PM CST
I'm always amazed when I can't think of something for a long period of time then suddenly remember.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Jun 3, 2012 3:00 PM CST
Yup, like a light coming on! Green Grin!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2012 3:54 PM CST
Wait til your really old.It's not like a light coming on, more like drifting clouds or radio static.
It's just the brain ageing,no cure and I dont want to go backwards.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jun 7, 2012 10:49 AM CST
Here's a good one -- what in the world is going on with my Risky Business??? Confused Confused

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Since Risky Business is a sport of StripTease and StripTease is a sport of Gold Standard... is this reverting to a Gold Standard???
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Jun 7, 2012 11:24 AM CST
I think that Risky Business is a sport of Striptease which in turn is a sport of Gold Standard. Your RB may be sporting back to Gold Standard. Cut the offending section out or it may eventually take over.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
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Christine27360
Jun 7, 2012 11:30 AM CST
That is what I thought.... Was hoping it would go back to strip tease as I LOVE that hosta in my garden!! Thumbs up
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6

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