Hostas forum: Hosta Q

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Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Jun 5, 2016 11:38 PM CST
I may or not have mentioned/questioned before but this situation has changed to a new level. Mom's house came with a small flowerbed that had four matching Box store NOID hostas (the ones that come with the tag that says HOSTA plantain lily...) and some creeping phlox. Moved one hosta and added a large "Chicago Apache" daylily and some tall, sprawling seedlings from compact heliopsis "Tuscan Sun". Each year I accent with cannas and annuals, and this year is no different.

Except this one oddball hosta. Same variety as it's neighbors that are shaded by a hedge. This one gets a little more sun, bleaches quickly and for the past couple of years always the first to throw scapes/ stalks but they grow leaves instead of flowers? It's interesting. I actually enjoy the appearance. The bed is going to get a little bigger and this plant has to go....to my house!

First couple of years I noticed this behavior it was one or two scapes/stalks/stems. It's a blowout this year, full-on leaf bloom. Add to that the leafy blooms are budding flowers this time... I dig it but it is moving...to my house not the compost pile. Just curious what's going on with this leafy critter? I've worked in the lawn and landscape biz since the mid '80's. I grew up with hostas but I am not a hosta expert by any stretch. The leafy tops have all seemed to match the parent. I've not encountered this. I like it but I can't go to the local hosta guru, I'll end up spending my Gossard monies. 2 weeks out, 20 minutes from my doctor. Not missing that this year.
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Jun 6, 2016 8:05 AM CST
I have some doing that this year, and several more that are starting to bloom earlier than normal. I'm going to blame it on the strange spring weather we've had this year! I think t they got a little confused...
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jun 17, 2016 8:36 PM CST
Hi, Rose
I am a happy girl today. I brought home a big Lakeside Shore Master, Climax and Rich Uncle. Love those with puckers.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
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Rose1656
Jun 18, 2016 5:39 AM CST
@bluegrassmom,

If you love puckered leaves you need to check out 'Lakeside Prophecy'!
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Jun 20, 2016 11:47 AM CST
Thanks for the replies! I didn't mean to desert my thread, I just get busy this time of year. Regardless of cause that hosta has gone to my house in a much shadier location. Even with a large, deep hole it self-divided into two chunks and then four as I cleaned excess dirt and clay...
Brookline, NH (Zone 5a)
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dc0145a
Jun 20, 2016 1:03 PM CST
Wes, Looks to me like a leaf proliferation. I have similar proliferations on my daylilies.
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Jun 20, 2016 1:56 PM CST
dc0145a said:Wes, Looks to me like a leaf proliferation. I have similar proliferations on my daylilies.


Makes perfectly good sense. Sometimes my brain hits "pause".... Sticking tongue out If I were particually fond of this NOID I'd try to root a couple but with a large hosta farm nearby I'll stick to adding hybrids I prefer. Reminds me I should swing over there to see what he has out for immediate purchase.

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