Hostas forum: Unknown ID

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MAINIAC
Jun 19, 2012 10:09 AM CST
I hate trying to ID hosta but here I am trying to ID this hosta that was here when we bought this house. It's really nice. The clump is about 30 inches wide and the foliage is 6 inches wide and 9 inches long. Any ideas?Thumb of 2012-06-19/MAINIAC/87243e Thumb of 2012-06-19/MAINIAC/8d9f16
Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Jun 19, 2012 10:43 AM CST
Does it get white in the summer during the season? Might be 'Janet'. (I'd have to do a vein count to be surer).
Ann

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MAINIAC
Jun 19, 2012 10:58 AM CST
No, it get yellow
Name: Christine
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Christine27360
Jun 19, 2012 3:09 PM CST
Could be Gold Standard too....

Here is a pic of mine, but mine is in deep shade so doesnt turn yellow -- if it was in more sun, it would get more yellow:

Thumb of 2012-06-19/Christine27360/4f291c
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 20, 2012 9:39 AM CST
I was thinking maybe Paul's Glory.
Thumb of 2012-06-20/virginiarose/93145a
Susan

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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
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Jun 20, 2012 11:03 AM CST
Did you do a vein count on it? And is the leaf thick and dull or thin and glossy etc etc? That may help narrow it down. Smiling
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
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
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Jun 20, 2012 11:17 AM CST
Was looking up these three suggestions on Hosta Direct database..... so the specs on these are

Gold Standard:
Plant Size: Large (20" tall)
Plant Shape: Mound
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Resistant: Yes
Leaf Size: 8" x 5" W
Vein Pairs: 7-8
Leaf Color: Creamy yellow leaf with a dark green margin
Bloom Color: Lavender

Paul's Glory:
Plant Size: Large (25" tall)
Plant Shape: Vase Like
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Resistant: Yes
Slug Resistant: Yes
Leaf Size: 6.25" x 4.5" W
Vein Pairs: 10
Leaf Color: Yellow leaf with a blue green margin
Bloom Color: Lavender

Janet:
Plant Size: Medium (15" tall)
Plant Shape: Mound
Growth Rate: Fast
Leaf Size: 6" x 4" W
Vein Pairs: 7
Leaf Color: Chartreuse leaf with a green margin
Bloom Color: Lavender, Pale
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 20, 2012 11:23 AM CST
Yes, this picture is not the clearest but does show the yellowing. The vein count was the same. (11) Thumb of 2012-06-20/virginiarose/434969
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
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
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Jun 20, 2012 12:52 PM CST
I had another thought as I was out wandering in my garden... What about Orange Marmalade?? This is a Sport of Paul's Glory and is like your pic above too... (I attached one of mine but it is only about 1 year old)

Plant Size: Large (20" tall)
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Resistant: Yes
Leaf Size: 7.5" x 5.5" W
Vein Pairs: 11
Leaf Color: Yellow leaf with a medium blue green margin
Bloom Color: Lavender, Pale

Thumb of 2012-06-20/Christine27360/7e15c0
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
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 20, 2012 1:11 PM CST
Yep, very similar. Thumb of 2012-06-20/virginiarose/855bf4
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Jun 20, 2012 2:53 PM CST
What colour is it when it first emerges?
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...

MAINIAC
Jun 25, 2012 3:54 PM CST
Thank you for your sugfgestions. I think I counted the veins as 10 or 11. When it first emerges the centers are a limey green and lightens to yellow. Paul's Glory is sounding goo...The leaves are fairly thick
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 25, 2012 5:06 PM CST
Thanks for letting us know. Green Grin!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood

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