Hostas forum: Help with Hosta ID

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Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 7:41 AM CST
I purchased 6 different varieties of Hosta from a local nursery on their 75% off sale in 5 inch pots.

Unfortunately they were just tagged "Hosta Shade Perennial"

Obviously they would be easy to find abundant commercial varieties.

Can you help me ID these lovely hostas?




This one I believe to be "Loyalist"





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This on I believe to be "Patriot"???




This one has much larger leaves. I have no guess on this one. 😕



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Another I have no clue.



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Another ...



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And another...
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Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 24, 2016 7:46 AM CST
I am absolutely not an expert on hosta, so take this with a grain of salt, but the last two look different to me. The next-to-last one appears to have leaves that canoe (fold) slightly and/or are narrower than the leaves in the last picture. Do you have them planted in the same spot with same growing conditions? If so, and if you're patient, next year you could compare the stats (height, width) and the flowers (color, height of bloom scapes, etc.).

Nice hosta, though! Good luck with ID'ing them!
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 7:59 AM CST
You are correct. They are separate species. One has thinner smaller leaves.
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 8:05 AM CST
@Profesora

My heart feels like I need about 75 Hostas growing near to my house.

If you could help me with that it would be appreciated. I like the lighter colored ones that are variegated for beauty but my intention is to create an emergency food source so I want the sweeter tasting ones.


Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 24, 2016 9:10 AM CST
hosta are edible? Blinking
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 10:20 AM CST
DogsNDaylilies said:hosta are edible? Blinking




Yes! Tastes like lettuce!

http://thehomesteadsurvival.com/hostas-as-an-edible-and-reci...
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 10:23 AM CST
I have been mapping my mountain and organizing my edible wild flowers. I have also been researching....

When I found that Hostas are a vegetable used as a leafy green staple in China I went to the nursery and started tasting the leaves. Yep. ❤️❤️ That'll do for a nice perennial salad and balsamic vinegar.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 24, 2016 1:16 PM CST
I hope your nursery doesn't use pesticides or anything toxic!
Name: 🌺
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 1:30 PM CST
DogsNDaylilies said:I hope your nursery doesn't use pesticides or anything toxic!


Blinking Blinking Blinking

Me too. Didn't think about that. Oh Dear!

(Do these posts look blurry to you too?)
Name: 🌺
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Jul 24, 2016 2:37 PM CST



This one is revolution.
Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Jul 26, 2016 10:02 AM CST
I don't think so. 'Revolution' has many more "grass specks" in the leaves. There are many hostas that look a lot like the ones you've posted; so I'd make a list of possibilities and watch them over a year or two. Note the vein count, the shape and colour of flower and whether or not it is fragrant. WHEN it blooms is also important. And remember that mature hostas can look quite a lot different from immature ones. Also note the colour and shape of petiole and flower scape and whether the scape has small leaves on it or not.
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: 🌺
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Aug 16, 2016 4:37 AM CST
Thank you

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