Identification (newbie)

tkiemoJune 27, 2012

New to this sight . I have over 40 hostas but I have 9 from years ago that I have no idea what they are. I have been looking at the HL and think that #7 may be Lancifolia and #5 Abiquade Delight. Any help identifying these were be apprecaited.

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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Pic #1 not sure maybe Ginko Craig
Pics 2&3 Undulata univitata
Pics 3&4 Blue Cadet (I assume this is more blue earlier in the Spring)
Pics 5&6 Undulata erromena (if it blooms in July with purple flowers, if white flowers in August it's Royal Standard)
Pics 7&8 Fortunei Aureomarginata
Pics 9&10 Undulata Albomarginata
Pics 11&12 Lancifolia
Pics 13&14 Not sure. Are those flowers fragrant?
Pics 15&16 Golden Tiara

It really is easier for us if you post 2 or 3 per thread. That way it reduces confusion scrolling up and down and allows for others to correct all the mistakes that I made :~).

Steve

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 8:19PM
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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

The first one is Stiletto.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 8:22PM
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thisismelissa

yeah, too many on 1 thread.

1. Ginko Craig... almost positive

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 8:49PM
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i-like-to-grow(6)

13/14 is probably elegans

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 9:19PM
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paul_in_mn(4b)

#8 (full leaf pic) looks to have some coloring along the veins that may be virus.

#1 I'm guessing stiletto.

Paul

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 9:45PM
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tkiemo

Thanks much for your help. Maybe I will re-post only with 2 or 3 per post with the information you have provided.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 10:39PM
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Pieter zone 7/8 B.C.

I'm with Paul and hosta freak, that's 'Stiletto' in the first shot.

Pieter

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 10:47PM
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ctopher_mi

#1 is Stiletto
#2 is Undulata Univittata
#3 ? - seems too corrugated for Blue Cadet to me, so I'm not sure
#4 ?
#5 Hosta Virus X infected Fortunei Aureomarginata
#6 Undulata Albomarginata
#7 Lancifolia
#8 Blue Angel (definitely)
#9 Golden Tiara

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 11:01PM
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i-like-to-grow(6)

Yeah I agree with ctopher...too corrugated for blue cadet... And the big blue could very well be blue angel... We all know how much elegans can vary...
John

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 6:42AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i would put money on steve ...

basically.. you have the top 9 MOST COMMON HOSTA.. sold in the last 35 years ... all sold as 'collections' from bulb companies.. and until recently [since 9 years ago.. when you got them] .. the only ones sold by bigboxstore ...

where did you get them 9 years ago???? am i close???

and that is why your guess of abiqua delight is probably off.. since i doubt it was ever sold in mass volume... [but i could be wrong]

whatever.. you have a nice base collection...

are you open to enabling?? .. we are pretty good at it.. lol ..

welcome.. come back often..

ken

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 7:52AM
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tkiemo

Ken adrian
I believe I got some of these from my mother well over ten years ago. A couple I may have bought from the local nursery and just did not keep the tag. The last 7 years or so I now keep the labels and keep a layout of the gardens so I know where things are. Thanks all for your help. IF I can't identify them I guess I will just keep calling them Big Green or Green with yellow edge. I may even replace some of them with newer varieties.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 11:30AM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Don't know where they went, but every picture above #8-9 disappeared from the thread, not even shown as removed.

But my comment is about #1 anyway......I really like your Stiletto, it is a well behaved hosta small as it is, growing nicely between two larger plants yet holding its own. If I ever put more in the ground, I think Stiletto will be one of them, based on the way yours looks.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 11:56AM
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hostaLes(5)

I am almost positive #1 is Stiletto. My Ginko Craig has larger and more ovate leaves. The virtual continuation of the petiole into the blade and continuation of white variegation, the leaf dimensions exactly match my Stiletto.

I also had in mind exactly as Chris listed 5 - 9 before I read his reply (except I didn't pick up the HVX-I wasn't looking for it. It is my affliction for not walking and chewing bubble-gum at the same time).

Les

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 1:14PM
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