Plant ID forum: Hosta ID

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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
Nov 8, 2017 11:31 PM CST
Paul's beautiful Hosta Banner reminded me of a Hosta that I bought in 1983 or 1984. I think it had a species name. It had more of a bluish tint. The leaves were not huge - more medium size. They were slightly chalky white on the backs, and showed a bit of white on the edges and tips.
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@Paul2032 - Please let me know if it resembles the one in your Banner. Thanks!




Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Nov 8, 2017 11:41 PM CST
https://www.delvalhosta.org/wh...
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Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Nov 9, 2017 12:06 AM CST
Rj thanks for the link to delvalhosta.org. I was able to identify one of my 'noid' hostas. Green Grin!
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Nov 9, 2017 5:38 PM CST
Nora, maybe this one:

The Other (Smaller) Green One, Kinda Blue: 'Fortunei Hyacinthina' (or just 'Hyacinthina'; note spelling)
There are a number of cultivars that have been available to gardeners for a number of years that could fall into this class, but Hyacinthina is a likely choice. Grows to about 2' across in a mound of pale to dark green heart-shaped leaves with a matte finish (sometimes showing what looks like a "hairline" white edge) and lavender flowers in July (similar to the other Fortunei types). 'Hyacinthina' is the parent (through sporting, or mutation) of 'Gold Standard', and thus the grand- and great-grandparent of many outstanding hostas, such as 'Striptease'.
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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Cat Lover Salvias Xeriscape Roses Organic Gardener
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HemNorth
Nov 10, 2017 5:23 AM CST
This is fascinating, crawgarden. Thanks for the information. I'll be checking on both Fortunei Hyacinthina and Hyacinthina. I didn't realize it could be related to Gold Standard and Striptease, both of which I have.
Again, Thank you for this info. Thumbs up
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l5832691
Nov 10, 2017 1:59 PM CST
Sorry, I deleted my reply. Did not mean to post/reply into this forum.
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