Noid assistance

paul_in_mn(4b)June 8, 2012

Purchased this one a couple of years back as Sunlight Sister. Which is described as "Large lemony; that turns bright gold in summer"....not too lemony....any ideas. This was from an avid collector's garden and I would guess 1980's or 90's for original purchase date. It is close to 5' wide and growing in some late afternoon sun. Biggest leaf is 10x13 with 14 vein pairs. Closest I have in my garden would be Montana - but that is not ready to bloom, so I'm ruling that out.

Looks like purple/lavender is likely bloom color.

Thanks in advance.


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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

Looks sorta like Fried Green Tomatoes. Check if has fragrant flowers when it blooms. Just a guess. Phil

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 1:44PM
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The leaves resemble those of Devon Green , don't know about the flowers.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 2:49PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

If you are going by families, it looks kind of like montana or one of the Angels. No rugosity. I assume it's not fragrant or you would have told us that. Maybe Green Angel? Based on the timeline it's probably something Aden bred.


    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 3:12PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i am surprised paul .. no library checking???

sunlight sister is an elata sport ...

so check.. elata ...


    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 4:20PM
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I personally doubt it is a plantaginea offspring, because it is already sending up its scapes, and you're up in MN, and mine here in AL zone 9A are not scaping. It is a nice green like many of my plantagineas though.

A friend in Idaho had frost last night....she just planted a hosta bed (I'm a bad influence I guess), but the hosta were not hurt. Message is, in MN you probably still having cool weather, I know MA sure is, but also beaucoup rain with it.

Is this kind of cool wet weather going to bring on the blooms for hosta even up in MN?

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 4:53PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Elata is a montana hybrid. Makes sense. Check the flower pics on the library.


    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 5:02PM
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I looked up Elata last year on HL - matte surface and leaves don't seem that close a match to me.


    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 9:58AM
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