Hostas forum: Hosta ID needed for this giant one

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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Sep 23, 2015 9:57 AM CST
It was sent to me in 2008 by one name but I've been advised it was wrong. Thank you!

Any help would be appreciated.
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Sep 23, 2015 1:15 PM CST
Could be Frances Williams or one of that group. Does it burn at all in the spring?
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Sep 23, 2015 1:41 PM CST
I can eliminate Frances Williams only because I've had it. It arrived with Sum and Substance and Mississippi Delta even though I mentioned I really prefer the small or mini hostas. This one is a giant.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Sep 23, 2015 1:55 PM CST
Could it be Earth Angel?
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Name: Rose
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Rose1656
Sep 23, 2015 3:40 PM CST
Earth Angel has a bit of a swirl on the tips of the leaves. I was thinking Olive Bailey Langdon, but yours doesn't have as big of a margin as the pictures on hostalibrary.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Sep 23, 2015 6:51 PM CST
I appreciate your help, Rose.

This afternoon I managed to get photos of the leaves and hope it will help with an ID. Could it possibly be El Capitan?
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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Oct 25, 2015 3:31 PM CST
It MIGHT be First Frost.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Oct 25, 2015 4:29 PM CST
Thanks for trying, Rick. Did you rule out El Capitan? If so, why?

I've never had First Frost.
Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
Oct 31, 2015 1:05 PM CST
Perhaps Hosta All That Jazz?
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Oct 31, 2015 4:07 PM CST
Thanks for trying but I've never had that one.
Name: Gerry Donahue
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profesora
Oct 31, 2015 4:20 PM CST
El Capitan has 12 pairs of veins.
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cliftoncat
Oct 31, 2015 4:28 PM CST
Try this website - Mickfield Hostas in England - they have the England national collection of hostas and this webpage lets you search by broad characteristics. I've visited their nursery several times and plant to continue going; I love hostas and have a large collection. Whatever yours is, it's very attractive and I would love to have it here!

http://www.mickfieldhostas.co.uk/2015_Availability_List_xref...
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Oct 31, 2015 5:46 PM CST
Thanks, Gerry.

I received three from one person after telling her I only like small and mini hosta. They were Sum and Substance, El Capitan and Mississippi Delta. Obviously El Capitan was misnamed.

Thanks to all who tried to help.
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Pandora
Nov 6, 2015 10:24 AM CST
Maybe Jack of Diamonds ?
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Nov 6, 2015 11:11 AM CST
Thank you so much but I'm giving up on any identity unless I dig it up and find a label. Even then...mistakes do happen.
Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Nov 9, 2015 5:12 PM CST
cliftoncat - thank you for that link. It looks like a very interesting site and one worth bookmarking.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Sharon Texada
Louisiana (Zone 9a)
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SharonTexada
Nov 10, 2015 10:06 PM CST
My Hosta has 2 blooms on it.. So happy, it was just planted this summer with just the roots
Sharon Texada
Name: Sharon Texada
Louisiana (Zone 9a)
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SharonTexada
Nov 10, 2015 10:09 PM CST
Hurray! b
SharonTexada said:My Hosta has 2 blooms on it.. So happy, it was just planted this summer with just the roots


Sharon Texada
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Dec 19, 2015 7:02 AM CST
Pirl - I wish I could answer the question about your hosta but it doesn't match anything I have.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
Dec 19, 2015 8:10 AM CST
Thanks for trying, Ann.

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