Hostas forum: ID maybe?

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Name: Jewel
New Brunswick, Canada (Zone 4b)
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JLWilliams
Jul 19, 2018 12:46 PM CST
I realize this might be a long shot but I'm wondering if anyone might recognize this small/mini hosta?

I got it at a local nursery with the label honeybells but it's definitely not that variety.

The nursery isn't sure now, and I like to have things identified if possible :)

It was very dense in the pot and I split it into 3 which are all the same size. The leaves are about 2.5", very smooth, and a round heart-shape. They're bright, medium green with barely any veining, no variance in colour, and are flowering pale lavender. It shows no tendency to grow up, only spread at this point but with a first year planting I know that may change a bit.

I've been looking at photos for 3 days now without any luck, including the hosta ID sites :/

Any direction would be appreciated!

Picture from yesterday in the evening shade with Krossa Regal and Minuteman

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Pictured in the sunlight a month ago


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Oh, adding another photo with Wheee!, Francee, Little Treasure, and Abiqua Drinking Gourd to show size comparison.

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jul 20, 2018 5:39 AM CST
It looks like something small in the "Tiara" family. Leaf shape doesn't match any of my small green ones. I thought maybe 'Teaspoon', but its flowers are white and the leaves have more prominent veins. You didn't say anything about how thick or thin the leaves are.
Ann

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Name: Jewel
New Brunswick, Canada (Zone 4b)
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Sempervivums Sedums Butterflies Birds
Hostas Bee Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian Irises Bookworm
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JLWilliams
Jul 20, 2018 10:43 AM CST
ViolaAnn said:It looks like something small in the "Tiara" family. Leaf shape doesn't match any of my small green ones. I thought maybe 'Teaspoon', but its flowers are white and the leaves have more prominent veins. You didn't say anything about how thick or thin the leaves are.


thanks for the reply! Fairly thin leaves. I'm going out to weed the bed so I'll take another look.

I was also thinking Tiara line as well, but it's not yellow like Golden Tiara, and it's brighter than Jade although Jade is the closest I've found so far! perhaps it's because it's a young plant....

Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Jul 21, 2018 3:56 PM CST
Is it that apple green colour all season? If it's more yellow earlier, it could be something like 'Appletini'.
Ann

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Name: Jewel
New Brunswick, Canada (Zone 4b)
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JLWilliams
Jul 24, 2018 9:52 AM CST
This is the first year and I'm hesitant to say it'll stay this colour. Appletini is close but not quite from what I can see....I think I should tentatively tag it with jade tiara? And then look at it again next year :)


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Name: Martin Dettmer
Wheaton, IL (Zone 5b)
MartiDee
Jul 9, 2019 4:36 PM CST
I think what you have there is (what I think!) is Sunlight's Child. I have attached pictures of mine. To winter over I bury the entire pot in soil/compost.
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Name: Jewel
New Brunswick, Canada (Zone 4b)
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Sempervivums Sedums Butterflies Birds
Hostas Bee Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian Irises Bookworm
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JLWilliams
Jul 9, 2019 5:19 PM CST
oh, thanks for the idea. i have it tagged as baby bunting right now, but the colour is just the slightest bit off for me to be entirely convinced. yours is closer colour-wise, but has a ripple on the leaves i haven't observed on mine yet.

combined with the fact this came from a nursery not known for bringing in innovative varieties, i'm still hesitant to be convinced it's something special . it looks exactly the same this year, so i think it's mature. Shrug!

i'll add your suggestion to the shortlist!

Thank You!

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