All Things Gardening forum: I am pretty sure it`s a Hosta

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Name: Linda
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freedombel
Apr 27, 2015 5:49 PM CST
I am making a shade fern and hosta garden, I planted what I believe is a hosta but the tag in the pot I bought
states it will grow 48' tall and 36" wide.......I am thinking wrong tag was in the plant I bought?, I have never heard
of a hosta to grow that huge. Confused
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jvdubb
Apr 27, 2015 5:52 PM CST
Yes, they can get that big. The run the whole gammit.
Name: Arlene
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pirl
Apr 27, 2015 6:40 PM CST
It's true. What is the name of the hosta?
Name: Linda
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freedombel
Apr 27, 2015 7:00 PM CST
pirl said:It's true. What is the name of the hosta?

Can not even tell you, the tag was pretty generic, all it said besides the size was shade perennial. Guess I better dig it out and
plant it where it can grow, I put it next to a fern with about 8" in-between them, I best look for smaller hostas.

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pirl
Apr 27, 2015 7:31 PM CST
It's happened to many of us.
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Apr 28, 2015 6:29 PM CST
Yes, I have been surprised by the size of hostas and ferns, some of both can get really large.
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Apr 28, 2015 6:42 PM CST
I don't think there are that many hostas that grow to four feet tall come to think of it! The leaves on your hosta don't look all that large either. Now I don't know a lot about them but I would think a plant that grew to be that big would more than likely have very large leaves also. Maybe post your pic over on the hosta forum and see if anyone can suggest what it might be.
Any info on the pot?
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Name: Linda
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freedombel
Apr 28, 2015 7:55 PM CST
Seedfork said:I don't think there are that many hostas that grow to four feet tall come to think of it! The leaves on your hosta don't look all that large either. Now I don't know a lot about them but I would think a plant that grew to be that big would more than likely have very large leaves also. Maybe post your pic over on the hosta forum and see if anyone can suggest what it might be.
Any info on the pot?


zERO INFO ON THE POT, A GENERIC TAG, I dug it up and planted it alone and bought another one today, beautiful like a light varigated
lime green, and it is suppose to get to be 18" tall and sounded more like the size I intended.

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Name: Linda
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freedombel
Apr 28, 2015 8:05 PM CST
Seedfork said:I don't think there are that many hostas that grow to four feet tall come to think of it! The leaves on your hosta don't look all that large either. Now I don't know a lot about them but I would think a plant that grew to be that big would more than likely have very large leaves also. Maybe post your pic over on the hosta forum and see if anyone can suggest what it might be.
Any info on the pot?


I posted it on the hosta forum just now, thanks!

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Name: Greene
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greene
Apr 29, 2015 6:20 AM CST
May I ask where are you buying these plants with only generic labeling?
Perhaps you could consider buying from a different nursery? One that will give you more specific information for each plant?
Have you checked the smaller, independent nurseries in your area?
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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freedombel
Apr 29, 2015 7:47 PM CST
greene said:May I ask where are you buying these plants with only generic labeling?
Perhaps you could consider buying from a different nursery? One that will give you more specific information for each plant?
Have you checked the smaller, independent nurseries in your area?


We live right by a nursery but it is more expensive, I bought from them before a rose bush for 29.99 and one for 44.99 planted last
spring and both died, the 9.99 bought from Walmart growing and greening like crazy...so I feel I do just as well or better if I don`t
always buy from the nursery...anyway I bought from Home Depot , I look again at the generic tag and it
says "scan bar code for plant info, app is a free download", so I did not want to do that.

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 29, 2015 7:56 PM CST
I don't think the phone scan actually tells you anything about the specific plant you bought I think it just gives some very general info on that type of plant, something like grow hostas in the shade and water them often. I have never used it, but from a quick search that is what it appeared to be.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Apr 29, 2015 8:16 PM CST
Okay, if you bought it at your local Home Depot you might try to search here:
http://www.homedepot.com/s/hosta?NCNI-5 or
http://www.homedepot.com/s/hosta%2520plants?NCNI-5
That should bring up several Hosta varieties offered by Home Depot; then click on each one that looks similar to your plant to find the mature size of each variety.

Looking at a few of the listings I am thinking that the dimensions you gave in the original post may be in reverse order, probably should be 36" tall by 48" wide.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 29, 2015 9:58 PM CST
I think I would just go back to home depot and request them to tell me what it is.

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