Hostas forum: Correct photo in db?

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 15, 2017 12:31 PM CST
Hosta 'Big Boy'

I posted these 3 photos of Big Boy I took at our local botanical park, even though it was marked Big Boy, I recently visited a nursery and seen Big Boy (a mature plant in a display bed). I am unsure that the photos I took are correct? Does anyone know what this looks like? I am inclined now to think the photo is Blackjack?
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
May 15, 2017 1:38 PM CST
Thats a really nice looking hosta, according to The Hostapedia, H. Big Boy has 21 vein pairs, slight rippling and little or nor corrugation, color is medium green. I'm thinking its something else, since the pictures shows quite a bit of corrugation.
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Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
May 15, 2017 5:03 PM CST

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I think it may be something else as well...feel free to move them to the general Hosta entry if you have no way to positively ID them.

http://www.hostalibrary.org/b/...
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 15, 2017 5:38 PM CST
Well I don't have anyway to know for sure what it is, since it obviously is labeled wrong. I guess my thing is, I took the pic because I like the plant and hoped to buy it at some point, now I don't what it is Sad If it does look to be blackjack I will try buying that, but if ya'all don't think that is it either, then I am just out on knowing what to buy. Shrug!
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
May 15, 2017 5:39 PM CST
I don't see anywhere to move my photos? How do I do that?
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tomato Heads
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robertduval14
May 18, 2017 6:43 PM CST

Plants Admin

I can move them for you @Frillylily.

As far as 'Blackjack; goes...it could be Blackjack. But knowing that for certain can be tricky as there are 1000's of varieties and many of them can be very, very similar.

Here are some photos of confirmed 'Blackjack'...
http://www.hostalibrary.org/b/...
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
May 18, 2017 9:18 PM CST
Thank you, yes please move the pictures. I am sorry for the mix-up!

I think it may be Blackjack, maybe sometime I will just buy that if I can find it. Thanks for the link!

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