Hostas forum: ID Please

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Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
May 3, 2014 11:24 AM CST
I just purchased this one this morning and of course the tag only says perennial hosta Thank You! Christine
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Name: Linda
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alwaysbehindMN
May 4, 2014 12:28 PM CST
I would venture that this is 'Fortunei Albomarginata', if the gold margin turns white as the summer progresses. If the margin stays gold, then it probably is
'Fortunei Aureomarginata'. The leaves will acquire more texture as they mature.
Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
May 4, 2014 12:57 PM CST
Thank You! Linda
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 5, 2014 8:51 AM CST
That could well be. If the tag simply said "perennial", I'd venture to guess you didn't buy it at a hosta nursery and I'd watch it carefully for signs of Hosta Virus X (HVX) and ensure that you clean your tool well after doing anything to it for several years. If you don't know about HVX, please Google it and learn. Good hosta nurseries now buy from places that test their stock carefully, but the plants you find at general garden centres often still carry it and it doesn't always show symptoms for several years.
Ann

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Name: Catherine
IN (Zone 5b)
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Cat
May 6, 2014 5:07 PM CST
How about this one? ID?

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I also have some others that have leafs that look like this without the yellow/white on them. I probably need help identifying all of mine, lol. Thought I kept the plant tags but can't seem to remember what I did with them. Confused

Cat
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Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
May 8, 2014 4:30 PM CST
Thank You! Ann
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 10, 2014 5:54 AM CST
Cat - you may want to watch that one for awhile. The leaves don't seem to be consistent. But you'll also find that the bright spring colour will settle down. A lot of the yellows will become more white during the season. I'd take pictures during the season and also note when it blooms and what colour the flower is. Then we are in a better place from which to make an ID.
Ann

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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
May 12, 2014 8:22 AM CST
I agree
"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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