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Name: Nancy
North Dakota (Zone 4a)
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comgoddess
Jun 2, 2020 2:23 PM CST
I should know the name of this hosta but I cannot remember. Anyone?
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Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Arico
Jun 2, 2020 3:26 PM CST
Patriot?
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 2, 2020 5:39 PM CST
H. 'Undulata' I always like it. Nothing like the oldies but goodies.
Name: Jewel
New Brunswick, Canada (Zone 4b)
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JLWilliams
Jun 2, 2020 6:17 PM CST
undulata albomarginata
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jun 2, 2020 6:20 PM CST
https://www.delvalhosta.org/wh...
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Name: Nancy
North Dakota (Zone 4a)
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comgoddess
Jun 10, 2020 9:01 AM CST
JLWilliams said:undulata albomarginata


That's it! I bought this years ago at K-Mart and lost the tag but do remember that name. Thank You!

Name: Nancy
North Dakota (Zone 4a)
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comgoddess
Jun 10, 2020 9:03 AM CST
crawgarden said:https://www.delvalhosta.org/what-hosta-do-i-have


Thanks for posting that link. I ran across that years ago and couldn't find it again.

Name: Nancy
North Dakota (Zone 4a)
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comgoddess
Jun 23, 2020 4:38 PM CST
JLWilliams said:undulata albomarginata


I'm revisiting this post because I recall buying "Francee" some years ago. There are similarities between Undulata and Francee and now I'm wondering if this could be Francee instead.

Here is a current photo.
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Is there a way to differentiate between the two?
Name: Jewel
New Brunswick, Canada (Zone 4b)
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JLWilliams
Jun 24, 2020 3:29 PM CST
comgoddess said:

I'm revisiting this post because I recall buying "Francee" some years ago. There are similarities between Undulata and Francee and now I'm wondering if this could be Francee instead.

Here is a current photo.
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Is there a way to differentiate between the two?


it's a common question that comes up on the Hosta ID facebook page. Undulata albo has a bit of tri-colour blending happening, bright green centres, and rippled edges. Francee has a tendency toward straighter edges and a thinner, more even margin and is a darker green. there's also fortunei albomarginata...sort of in between the two from what i can tell. lol

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Name: Jewel
New Brunswick, Canada (Zone 4b)
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JLWilliams
Jun 24, 2020 3:34 PM CST
Now I'm looking more closely at your original plant, I don't think it's either undulata albo or Francee. The new leaves coming on green and then maturing to white is not typical of either one.

Unfortunately if it's a Kmart purchase, it is very unlikely it was labelled correctly. Try the Hosta ID page if you're on FB. They're very helpful
Name: Nancy
North Dakota (Zone 4a)
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comgoddess
Jun 28, 2020 3:00 PM CST
Thanks, Jewel. I did check several sites to try to narrow it down but I only became more confused. D'Oh!

I'll give the Hosta ID group a try - thanks for the idea.
Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Jul 9, 2020 9:45 AM CST
I think it's 'Undulata Albomarginata'. Leaves of 'Francee' tend to be wider.

But watch for it to bloom. UA should be blooming in the next few weeks and the scapes will have small leaves along them. It's also sterile and will not set seed.

In trying to ID a plant, it's always important to take the flowering into account - time, colour, fragrance or not, etc.

But as someone said above, if you got it at a box store, it's quite likely the original label is meaningless.
Ann

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