Jan 27, 2017 12:29 PM CST
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Name: Morgan
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I got this as a pass along plant with no id from a neighbor . I found it quite pretty, but have no idea which of the zillions of hosta varieties it could be. I like all the different shades of green in the leaves and it seems unique to me.
Jan 27, 2017 3:18 PM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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What a beautiful plant you have there, Molanic! Lovey dubby

Looking forward to learning its ID.

It does look much like a popular one called Fire and Ice; although I think yours is more stunning than any of the images here: Hosta 'Fire and Ice'
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Jan 27, 2017 4:43 PM CST
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There are 100's of named Hosta's.
Flower colour, size etc are all needed to be accurate with an id.
So this is just a suggestion...based on the wavy leaf./variegation.
Hosta undulata var undulata...a very old Hosta.

Quote from link...."H. undulata var. undulata is a compact herbaceous perennial with ovate, strongly twisted, rich green leaves 15cm in length, each with a large central zone of creamy-white. Funnel-shaped light purple flowers are borne on stems to 75cm from early summer"
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Jan 27, 2017 7:38 PM CST
Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Unless you're an absolute Hosta maniac with an encyclopedial knowledge of all the variety characteristics it's near impossible to name a NOID. That's why I NEVER (or try to) buy unnamed plants and even then you could be sold a cat in a bag.

(I once bought an Iris; 'Snow Queen' as I. sibirica. Other sources say it's I. sanguinea. Which is worse cuz it's not even the same species Blinking )
Jan 29, 2017 10:54 AM CST
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Name: Morgan
IL (Zone 5b)
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Thanks for all the info everyone. I think all of my hosta will most likely remain unidentified. I only have hostas because they grow well for me in some difficult areas. I don't collect them, and didn't really care what variety they were at the time. Now I'm trying to be more organized in keeping track of what I have, labeling my photos, and adding more photos to the plant database here. I probably should have kept the tags for the commercial ones I bought at least. I guess I could just label them as NOID, but that it "looks like" a certain hosta variety.
Jan 29, 2017 11:53 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Think a lot of us started out that way, in the beginning you remember the names, than after several more years and people asking you what kind of hosta, daylily, iris think maybe I should have kept track. Smiling
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