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Let's Celebrate Hostas!

By dave
June 20, 2015

We open the Hostas Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Jun 20, 2015 7:05 AM CST
Name: Steve
Millbury, MA (Zone 5b)
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The name is listed incorrectly. Hosta montana is a species. Hosta montana 'Aureomarginata' is a sport of montana that was found in a nursery in Japan. It is definitely not a Sieboldiana. Sieboldiana types are a group of cultivars with similar characteristics that bloom early and are typical of cooler season plants. Sieboldiana is not a species.

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Jun 20, 2015 7:22 AM CST
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Name: Rob Duval
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steve_mass said:The name is listed incorrectly. Hosta montana is a species. Hosta montana 'Aureomarginata' is a sport of montana that was found in a nursery in Japan. It is definitely not a Sieboldiana. Sieboldiana types are a group of cultivars with similar characteristics that bloom early and are typical of cooler season plants. Sieboldiana is not a species.

Steve



Welcome to the fun and crazy world of plant taxonomy...

Currently, H. montana is recognized as a synonym of H. sieboldiana. H. sieboldiana IS a species.

Reference... http://www.catalogueoflife.org...
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Jun 20, 2015 10:59 AM CST
Name: Linda
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My contribution to the topic of species vs. cultivar, are montana and sieboldiana the same species or neither one a species, capital or lower case and on and on... is this: Just reading about it makes my head ache! To cure the headache, I can always go outside and look at my beautiful 'Elegans' and my even more beautiful montana 'Aureomarginata'. Correct label or not, if it's good enough for Mark Zilis, it's good enough for me!
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Jun 20, 2015 4:58 PM CST
Name: Paul
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I'm with you Linda.......
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