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Frillylily
May 26, 2013 3:31 PM CST
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Ive had this for about 12 years and ordered it from a catalog, I don't remember where. I didn't pay alot of it, so I am thinking it is an older one.
It has light green with yellow color and has large leaves.
any ideas what it might be?
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virginiarose
May 26, 2013 5:22 PM CST
It reminds me of my 'FRAGRANT BOUQUET' with that yellow edge. Green Grin!

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Susan

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Frillylily
May 26, 2013 6:44 PM CST
ooo I think you have nailed it. I see some leaves in yours that are sort of crinkled or puckered looking, mine does that too. It is what I would call an green apple color. The leaves are wider than longer. What color does yours bloom? I can't remember if mine is white or purple, but I will take pics when it blooms.
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robertduval14
May 26, 2013 7:24 PM CST

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I have seen at least a dozen Hostas that look like yours does. The trouble lies in that there are SO many registered hostas that look VERY similar. Giving a positive ID is practically impossible.
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Frillylily
May 26, 2013 9:08 PM CST
possibly, but if I ordered a Fragrant Bouquet or found it at a nursery, would I be able to ID it side by side?
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virginiarose
May 27, 2013 2:43 AM CST
Frilly, if it is something you bought at a nursery it should be true to name, only the seeds are not true. If you want to be sure count the veins, measure the leaves and the height and width of the hosta. Sometimes you can not get a positive ID till they bloom.

Others will be along, I have never seen another one like it. It is the color of a green apple.

Robert, what else have you seen??

Also you can post a picture on the 'ID forum' , there are very smart people there who have helped me. http://garden.org/forums/view/plantid/
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robertduval14
May 27, 2013 10:54 AM CST

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I live very near Mason Hallow Nursery ( http://www.masonhollow.com/ ). They specialize in Hostas and offer something around 700 varieties at any given time, so when I say I've seen 'dozens' like it it may be an exaggeration, or an under-exaggeration, but I know I've seen more than a couple apple green, yellow/golden/cream edged hostas there.

We know we can eliminate anything registered or not offered before the approximate time it was purchased though, so that should help knock a few right off the list of any possibilities. If it could only be remember what company it was bought through, it would be much easier to find out what they offered in that time frame and compare.
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virginiarose
May 27, 2013 10:59 AM CST
Well hopefully she will come back and provide more information. Thumbs up
Susan

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Frillylily
May 27, 2013 11:23 AM CST
well it was 10 or 12 years ago when I ordered it. I remember it came in a little plastic bag w no soil. I don't remember the name of the place though. So if I count the number of lines on one side of the leaf?
It was nothing I paid a lot for, so would be something common. It grew slow at first for several years and I moved it and then it must have liked the new place cause it took off. I can't remember the color of the flowers, but I will note it this summer. Should the flowers be frangrant? I don't know if Hosta are scented or not, I have allergies and sometimes don't smell things!

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robertduval14
May 27, 2013 2:41 PM CST

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some hostas are fragrant, other are not. That info could prove helpful in trying to nail down what it is.
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Frillylily
May 27, 2013 3:38 PM CST
I tried counting the lines, but it seemed like some had 10 and some had 11, are they supposed to be the same? Maybe I am counting them wrong ?
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Paul2032
May 27, 2013 3:49 PM CST
It looks like 'Fragrant Bouquet' to me but again I'm just guessing from one picture.
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ViolaAnn
May 30, 2013 8:44 PM CST
Frillylily if it's 'Fragrant Bouquet' it will have large white fragrant flowers later in the summer. I have a pic of mine blooming, but on my other computer.
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virginiarose
May 31, 2013 3:27 AM CST
I agree
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Christine27360
May 31, 2013 3:40 PM CST
Measure leaf size and count veins and flower details etc... that helps alot -- then you can go to the hosta Library database (http://www.hostalibrary.org or [url=www.myhosta.net]www.myhosta.net[/url]) and look up to see if the suggestions match what you see. It's tough sometimes with the more common looking one's but this one is a bit more unique!!

Anyways -- my first thought was Fragrant Bouquet but I think that only has 7 veins... my better guess is Sweet Innocence (It was introduced in 2004 i think)

Happy hunting!!!



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ViolaAnn
Jun 1, 2013 3:57 PM CST
Could be, but I think the margin is a bit wider on 'Sweet Innocence'. When I get to my other computer - the one with the pics, I'll take a look.
Ann

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 1, 2013 6:48 PM CST
You are right Ann! It is wider margin also the color is white or cream color.
Susan

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Frillylily
Jun 1, 2013 10:34 PM CST
It can't be anyting too new, because I have had it for 10 or 12 years and it was cheap when I bought it. I will check out the link for the hosta site, I didn't know that existed I guess or hadn't thought about it. Thank you!
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 2, 2013 3:50 AM CST
Looks like FRAGRANT BOUQUET has 7 vein pairs just like mine, and just like Frillylily's. Green Grin!
Susan

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ViolaAnn
Jun 2, 2013 5:18 AM CST
This was my 'Fragrant Bouguet' a couple of years ago. (I DO have the older pics on the newer computer)

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And this was 'Sweet Innocence'. Supposedly an "improved" 'Fragrant Bouquet', but my SI never grew as well. I finally divided it up last year and most of it went to plant sales.

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