Photo of Hostas (Hosta): Hosta Elegans?

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Name: Karen
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gardener2005
Oct 20, 2011 3:32 PM CST
This reminds me of hosta elegans. I`m not positive but it is a guess. Karen
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ge1836
Oct 21, 2011 3:36 AM CST
Thanks for the try on this hosta id.

Maybe some background story will help.
This plant was given to me and I was told it was plantegenius( sp)
The leaves are always green from emergance to frost. It blooms late in summer The photos I have are dated Aug 29 but there are no blooms on photos taken Aug 4 so I conclude this plant blooms somewhere mid Aug. in Z6a.
I doubt this plant is Elegans because Elegans has thicker bluegreen leaves and blooms mid season. I also have Elegans in an other garden as a new plant so it wont bloom for me for another year.
This is another view of the plant. Aug 29

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Thanks to anyone who can help.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 21, 2011 6:05 AM CST
Look at pictures of plantaginea at the Hosta Library. If it is one of those it should be very fragrant.
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Name: Karen
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gardener2005
Oct 21, 2011 10:37 AM CST
ge1836 said:Thanks for the try on this hosta id.

Maybe some background story will help.
This plant was given to me and I was told it was plantegenius( sp)
The leaves are always green from emergance to frost. It blooms late in summer The photos I have are dated Aug 29 but there are no blooms on photos taken Aug 4 so I conclude this plant blooms somewhere mid Aug. in Z6a.
I doubt this plant is Elegans because Elegans has thicker bluegreen leaves and blooms mid season. I also have Elegans in an other garden as a new plant so it wont bloom for me for another year.
This is another view of the plant. Aug 29

Thumb of 2011-10-21/ge1836/e53f92
Thanks to anyone who can help.


I`ll take one last stab at it. Royal Standard?

Wow,it`s beautiful! True,the correct ID is in the details! How big does it get? When does it bloom? Does it do well in part sun? Things like that. I don`t know enough about hostas to be much help but maybe someone will come along with more ideas.

Karen

Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Oct 21, 2011 11:05 AM CST
Its about the size of Guachamole hosta and grows in dappled shade with afternoon sun. I dont know about bloom scent.
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gardener2005
Oct 21, 2011 2:35 PM CST
What about Hosta Plantaginea Aphrodite?

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