Hostas forum: Does anyone have a "Diamond Tiara"?

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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
May 19, 2010 8:47 AM CST
I received this plant from my DMIL and have had it in the garden for 3 years... it is Medium green with narrow white band on margin; slightly wavy.



On the Hosta Database it is reported to be no longer grown due to weakness of the plant. Very similar to H.'Touchstone', from England....

I split this when I first received it into 4 divisions and all are doing well..... so am hoping this is the plant.... again should be a rather common plant... am surprised to see that it is "no longer grown due to weakness of the plant"

Specifications:
Leaf - Color Detail Medium green leaf with a white margin
Leaf - Center Color Green
Leaf - Margin Color White
Leaf - Shape Cordate-Heart
Leaf - Size 4.5" x 3.5" W
Leaf - Length 4.5
Leaf - Width 3.5
Leaf - Vein Pairs 6


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"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Iowa Hostas Daylilies Sempervivums
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AlwaysWeeding
May 19, 2010 9:56 AM CST
Check out White Necklace and Ivory Necklace
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
May 19, 2010 10:56 AM CST
Ahhh -- I think I found it... Good old FRANCEE!!!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Iowa Hostas Daylilies Sempervivums
Lilies Garden Art Sedums Ferns Hellebores Heucheras
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AlwaysWeeding
May 19, 2010 11:19 AM CST
Francee has a larger leaf than 4.5"
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
May 19, 2010 12:02 PM CST
I think you are correct and so does mine -- I got that out of the Hosta database.... I think it is wrong in there.... Blinking

How does that happen? Meaning those stats get entered into the database?
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Iowa Hostas Daylilies Sempervivums
Lilies Garden Art Sedums Ferns Hellebores Heucheras
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AlwaysWeeding
May 19, 2010 12:18 PM CST
When people register a hosta, they don't have to grow it out to full maturity. They make a guess sometimes, so the registered size may be incorrect. Also hostas grow different sizes under different conditions, as we all experience.
You can add a comment to the record that yours measures ?? x ?? and the state/zone you live in.
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Iowa Hostas Daylilies Sempervivums
Lilies Garden Art Sedums Ferns Hellebores Heucheras
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AlwaysWeeding
May 19, 2010 12:55 PM CST
I just figured out that you didn't go to the Hostas cubit Hosta Plant Records database for your info. (The inaccuracy of info in DG plantfiles and elsewhere is why I do not link into dave's Master Plant files).

Here is the entry for Francee in the Hostas Cubit Hosta Plant Records database:

http://cubits.org/Hostas/db/hostaplantfiles/view/2215/

The records here in this cubit are checked against the AHS registry, then supplemented using the Hosta Library and MyHostas database (three respected sites in the hosta world).

To get to the Hostas Cubit databases, go to the right panel and click on "databases".
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
May 19, 2010 1:13 PM CST
Oh Duh --- I should have used the Cubits DB -- sorry -- just getting the hang of this. I used the hostasdirect.com site to search.
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Iowa Hostas Daylilies Sempervivums
Lilies Garden Art Sedums Ferns Hellebores Heucheras
Image
AlwaysWeeding
May 19, 2010 4:39 PM CST
That's a really nice search they have there, and it says 7000 hostas, but it looks like the info isn't always accurate. the MyHostas.net one is a user input one, and sometimes that one has conflicting info, too. Guess the Hostas Direct will at least give possibilites and then a check of the Hosta Library for pics after that would help in ID-ing.

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