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'.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
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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