Down by the creek...

threedogsmomMay 12, 2014

Walking my dogs on Sunday, something caught my eye on a creek bank near our local community park. It was not a skunk cabbage, which do have hosta-like leaves. This was an actual hosta, growing wild along this creek bank. I had to rescue is a blue, large leaved hosta, with a ruffled edge. Any ideas as to what it might be? Pics below.

Leaf edge closeup:

I was ecstatic about discovering this guy at the creek's edge. Hopefully I can get him ID'ed or even name him myself. Pretty cool!!

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Nice Find!!
Wish I could help ID, but I'm the one usually asking.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 9:50PM
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'Ray Lewis'?

Don B.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 9:54PM
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Definitely worthy of the name, Don! Obviously a tough guy to survive and thrive on the steep slope he was growing on. I know there is a named "Ray of Hope", but no Ray Lewis (so far!)

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 9:58PM
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Ludi _PA_7a

Ohhh she's gonna be a big girl. No doubt some sieboldiana in there, you can tell by those big billowy leaves. The blue glaze is subtle but stong enough to catch your eye.

What a delightful treat for you !!!

I would think that given its 'primitive' environment it is most likely a seedling from God knows where.

You have an original there, and I would start thinking about a garden name.

My vote is for 'Creekside'.

Enjoy !

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 10:04PM
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mountainy man z8 Ireland

Ooh that's nice!

My name suggestion is "Raven's Creek".


    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 10:37PM
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That's a beauty! How about 'Finder's Keepers'?

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 7:57AM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

What a find! Wow! It is going to be HUGE! I'm not that familiar with Olga Petryszyn's hostas, but the size alone made me think of her. It looks like it is protecting all the hostas around it like an umbrella would!

Lucky you! Congratulations on your find! I love the name suggestions. Let's keep trying to identify it. When I return from TO later today I will look through my books. :-)


    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 10:31AM
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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

Actually it looks like Queen-of the Seas. Phil

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 10:50AM
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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

Great find! Reminds me a whole lot of my Thunder Boomer. Mine had the same blue tone to it until my DH decided to put the shade cloth down too low on some of my hostas and the sun tried to fry them. Lost a lot of blue then, but you can still see what I'm talking about, especially with the new leaf towards the bottom.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 10:52AM
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While researching another hosta on the Library, I clicked on Hadspen Dolphin and it looks a lot like that. At any rate, I will be making notes on bloom time, bloom pics, etc. and will likely submit a registration in the early fall. Thanks for your input!

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 6:22PM
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lavendargrrl(7b Apex, NC)

Reminds me of Bold Ruffles.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 11:42PM
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