Hostas forum: Karen and Deborah hosta

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Zone 5 Iowa
Jun 15, 2013 5:51 AM CST
I am looking for the hosta named Karen and Deborah any help finding this would be much appreciated
Thanks all
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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Jun 15, 2013 2:53 PM CST
There is a hosta named 'Karen' and one named 'Karin'. The only registered hosta beginning with "deb" is 'Debutante'. Are you looking for just one hosta with both names? If so, it's not a registered variety. Could be a garden name someone gave to a plant or a locally available variety.

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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Jun 19, 2013 4:33 PM CST
I checked out on this site and I see there is one!! (this is my favorite site to search for Hostas)

No pic but it is "real"... and this is how it came about:
Originally named 'Karen', renamed because of the Bob Olson's 'Karen'.
Giant, blue-green leaves with heavy substance.
Named for Carolyn Harstad's daughter, Karen. Carolyn changed the name from H.'Karen' to H. 'Karen Deborah', 3/03 .

And here is the one for Karen: (this is Bob Olsen's Karen)

So you there are actually two differen hostas -- Karen or Karen Deborah!! Smiling Hurray!
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[Last edited by Christine27360 - Jun 19, 2013 4:42 PM (+)]
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Zone 5 Iowa
Jun 19, 2013 5:05 PM CST
thanks Ladies I much appreciate it

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