Mid Atlantic Gardening forum: What type of Hosta is this?

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lc130
May 10, 2017 5:47 AM CST
It's about 2 ft high

Thank you

Kelly

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Name: Judy
Mid Atlantic Coastal Plain USA (Zone 7b)
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MariposaMaid
May 10, 2017 6:32 AM CST
Welcome! Kelly. Are you in the Mid Atlantic area? Did you 'inherit' this plant via move?

Your hosta looks to me like one of the more 'old fashioned' hostas called 'undulata albomarginata' See if this helps ID
"The One with the White Edge: 'Undulata Albomarginata'
Similar in form to the plant above, with the opposite coloring. Same limp leaves (very tasty to slugs), same leafy bloom scapes (too tall for the plant), same pale lavender flowers (far apart on the scape, and with no seed pod formation). Also increases very quickly, and so frequently is used as an edging hosta. This one, in contrast to its cousin above, does not tend to turn all green. Compare also the description of white-edged plants below, and recognize that "green leaves with white edges" is one of the most prevalent types of variegation in hostas."

https://www.delvalhosta.org/wh...
http://www.hostalibrary.org/u/...

lc130
May 10, 2017 6:41 AM CST
Thank you for your help. That appears to be it.

I'm in Maryland. The plant is in a neighbor's yard. I'm hoping it will work in my shaded flower bed which has turned into a weed bed. I believe that it will help crowd out the weeds.

Best regards

Kelly
Name: Judy
Mid Atlantic Coastal Plain USA (Zone 7b)
Butterflies
MariposaMaid
May 10, 2017 8:54 AM CST
I'm in MD too, near Annapolis.
Is your neighbor sharing the hosta with you? Because from your picture it looks like that hosta could be divided into 4 fairly good sized plants! Just remember that the leaves on this one are somewhat weak and floppy but by next year should be fine again.

lc130
May 10, 2017 9:26 AM CST
MariposaMaid said:I'm in MD too, near Annapolis.
Is your neighbor sharing the hosta with you? Because from your picture it looks like that hosta could be divided into 4 fairly good sized plants! Just remember that the leaves on this one are somewhat weak and floppy but by next year should be fine again.


I'm also in Annapolis. St Margaret's area. No he isn't sharing it. I don't know him. I'm tempted to steal a piece but I think I'll be neighborly and go to the nursery:)
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Eric4home
May 16, 2017 2:09 PM CST
Good golly, another Guerilla gardener. Rolling on the floor laughing
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