Hostas forum: Common names for Hosta

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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 12, 2012 9:35 AM CST

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In deference to the centuries of Japanese hybridizers/collectors, Hanashobu has been added as a common name for Japanese Iris in the DB. This should also increase the possibility of hits in a web search.

Should we do the same for Hosta? What other common names for Hosta are there, including in Japan? Dave can script this to add them to all genus Hosta.
Evan
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
May 13, 2012 6:00 AM CST
The only common name I've heard for hosta is "Plantain Lily" and it seems to apply to most hostas.
Ann

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Name: Jeff (allnitro)
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BlackHawkGiboshi
May 20, 2012 6:12 AM CST
Giboshi is Japanese for hosta Hurray!
Jeff

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