Hostas forum: Do you know this hosta?

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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
May 23, 2016 8:45 AM CST
It's huge--three feet across after about seven years. I didn't expect it to be this big this year, although I expected it to be big based on last year's growth. It started out with white edges, but they turned yellow two years ago.

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Name: Debbie
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DebbieC
May 23, 2016 7:39 PM CST
Maybe "Wide Brim"? When does it bloom and what color are the flowers? That will help to narrow down what variety it is. A lot of hostas are quite similar to one another.
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
May 23, 2016 8:56 PM CST
It blooms in early to midsummer with pale purple flowers.
Name: Debbie
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DebbieC
May 23, 2016 9:59 PM CST
Well that seems to fit Wide Brim; it's a fairly common Hosta. I have it but don't have a good pic to post. Does that name sound at all familiar? Maybe some others can chime in with some suggestions.
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
May 24, 2016 7:27 AM CST
Okay--it does look very similar, except that I see the hosta at several different sizes all with yellow streaks. Mine had white streaks for the first five years--only last year did they turn yellow. This is the biggest of three that have been in that bed all this time, and they all did the same thing at the same time.
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ViolaAnn
May 24, 2016 9:24 PM CST
Do they stay yellow all season?
Ann

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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
May 25, 2016 7:19 AM CST
Yes, they do... as far as I remember... they are actually in full sun, so they get pretty tired looking by midsummer. The borders may fade to cream at that point, but I think it's from the sun.
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pitcherell
May 31, 2016 2:30 PM CST
could it be earth angel?
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Paul2032
Jun 6, 2016 4:48 PM CST
My QUESS is Wide Brim
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