Hostas forum: White edge travels down the petiole!

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Name: Treehugger
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treehugger
Aug 19, 2016 1:13 PM CST
Can anyone tell me what the name of this hosta is? It is in bloom now in Mid-August, medium to dark green with a thin white margin that does not stop at the leaf but goes all the way down the petiole. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Pandora
Aug 23, 2016 12:14 PM CST
There are so many look alike hostas and people let them drop seeds to create seedlings (which have no identity), it can be difficult to ID without choosing from a list you know you have.

That being said, my guess would be Ginko Craig. It is fairly accessible and has even been at big box stores. Verify the plant height, leaf size, count the veins in the leaf, color of bloom, fragrance. See site below.

Plant 6-10 " veins 9 etc

http://www.myhostas.com/show/1631-Hosta+Ginko+Craig.htm
Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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treehugger
Aug 24, 2016 2:04 PM CST
I have a bit over 200 Hostas and this one has moved with me from my last garden. I didn't keep records of the ones I purchased back then but now I'm obsessed with wanting to know each name. It seems to grow loosely never forming a clump. My Hostas growing in the woodland garden are throwing new baby plants around but before I lived in a part shady city garden and I never had any volunteer seedlings. Thank you for your thoughts and the helpful web site.
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Pandora
Aug 24, 2016 7:28 PM CST
You are welcome. Wow, 200, very nice. I know what you mean about being obsessed with IDS. Luckily I started a garden spreadsheet when I first moved into my house. It has species, variety, bloom color, date purchased, where purchased, comments, Price and location planted, etc. My problems with a few was raccoons batted around name tags or I raked them away. It took some investigation, but I had names and which bed.

Post some more here, or tMail me. Glad to try to help.
@RickM @ViolaAnn Do you have a guess?
Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Aug 25, 2016 5:18 AM CST
Sorry, no guess from here. It's rather pretty though.
Ann

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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 25, 2016 7:18 AM CST
treehugger said:I have a bit over 200 Hostas and this one has moved with me from my last garden. I didn't keep records of the ones I purchased back then but now I'm obsessed with wanting to know each name. It seems to grow loosely never forming a clump. My Hostas growing in the woodland garden are throwing new baby plants around but before I lived in a part shady city garden and I never had any volunteer seedlings. Thank you for your thoughts and the helpful web site.



200 varieties??? Wow. I hope I have that someday. 😀😀😀
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Aug 25, 2016 8:52 AM CST
Treehugger, it might be that this Hosta is very immature, and it will show its identifiable characteristics in another two seasons.

I also have a lot more than 500 cultivars, with just under 300 on my plant list. These do not include my own development of mutations, and an endless amount of volunteer seedlings, which some have become beautiful adults.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Aug 25, 2016 10:11 AM CST
I looked up a couple of varieties that I thought it might be, but no luck. It's even possible that it's a new, wild variety that magically appeared in your yard. Every now and then, I see and odd one in my yard that are crosses between what I have and my neighbor's wild patch.
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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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treehugger
Aug 25, 2016 4:50 PM CST
Yes it could be some cross. I have no idea but it is an older Hosta. I NEED help with my addiction. It could be worse I suppose I could be saving my money for my children for when I die. NAH! I'd rather spend it now. Anyway I do keep a list of my plants and where I keep them in the garden. My memory isn't what it use to be so I carry my list with me all the time. Thank you all for your thoughts.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Aug 25, 2016 5:20 PM CST

Ok Tree Hugger. If' you're here looking for help with your addiction, you'r e in the wrong place. Unless, of course, you're looking for enablers. If that's the case, we got ya covered!
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Pandora
Aug 25, 2016 5:49 PM CST
Now looking again, maybe Ginko Craig leaves are too wavy to match your picture which has really straight edge. I've seen pictures on Web both ways. *Blush*
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
Aug 25, 2016 7:02 PM CST
I'm thinking of calling it Ginko Craig Jr.

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