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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Region: Northeast US Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Miniature Gardening Herbs
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Bee Lover Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Frogs and Toads Hummingbirder
treehugger
Sep 8, 2014 7:10 PM CST
Does anyone have a name for this hosta? It has become quite large over the last four years. This is when I first moved it to my new garden. I still don't know who it is! Any help would be appreciated.
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Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Master Level
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profesora
Sep 8, 2014 7:22 PM CST
It is too similar to so many, making to difficult to identify.

Further, it might by now be a mutation and not at all identifiable.

If you like it, give it a name, unofficially.
Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Region: Northeast US Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Miniature Gardening Herbs
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Bee Lover Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Frogs and Toads Hummingbirder
treehugger
Sep 9, 2014 6:59 AM CST
Cool idea! I never put a name on it but I have about 20 of those unofficial names on many Hosta already.
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
Oct 9, 2014 9:32 PM CST
Have you got a close-up of the leaves. They look to me as though they MIGHT have HVX with area of sunken tissue.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Region: Northeast US Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Miniature Gardening Herbs
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Bee Lover Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Frogs and Toads Hummingbirder
treehugger
Oct 13, 2014 5:10 PM CST
It looks a bit odd in the picture because it is a large leaf Hosta with each leaf forming a cup. Some of the leaves are flipped making it look like it is sunken. I have had this one for over 12 years now. My collection consists of 160 Hosta and I am very careful when buying new ones so far I have no problems with any HVX. Thank you for your thoughts.
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
Oct 13, 2014 7:30 PM CST
Hurray! No HVX Hurray!
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Region: Northeast US Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Miniature Gardening Herbs
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Bee Lover Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Frogs and Toads Hummingbirder
treehugger
Oct 15, 2014 8:00 AM CST
I am a Master Gardener for our county so now that you have me thinking I'm sending a leaf off to Penn State to have it checked. With 160 different types of cultivars I don't want to have to destroy them all and start over. I'll let you know what they find when the results get back. Here's hoping I'm just being over protective.
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
Oct 15, 2014 2:40 PM CST
Here's hoping. And it's not easy to diagnose a problem from a photograph. However, having said that, more than once I've noticed a problem of one type or other with my hostas from the photos I've taken. I think we sometimes view them in person with shades on. Good that you have such a facility nearby. I don't; so I've spent a fair bit on test strips that I've not used and probably won't use before they expire.
Ann

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

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