'Lemon lime' & 'Feather Boa'

jays_gw(2b Sask.)July 27, 2012

I have several identical hostas in my garden, some labeled 'Lemon Lime', and some 'Feather Boa'. I'm not sure which one I actually have, even after Googling photos & descriptions. How can you tell them apart?

Also, if you have them both, is there one that you prefer?

Jays

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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Jays, I have Lemon Lime just recently purchased. And, Feather Boa is on order, due to arrive mid week I'm thinking. So, no help here. I got Lemon Lime because it was a winner of the Benedict Award for garden excellence.

Since you are having trouble telling them apart, I'll be very careful to keep the ID tag firmly planted in the pot!

At this point, all I can say is I don't know one from the other YET. BUT, I like the NAME of Feather Boa the best. :)

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 7:41PM
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jays_gw(2b Sask.)

Oh, the name tags are all still firmly embedded, but the same hosta seems to have been sold under both names!

Jays

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 9:28PM
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ci_lantro

Hmmm, that might splain some of my confusion with Lemon Lime and Feather Boa/ Yellow Boa.

And what's the difference between Feather Boa & Yellow Boa?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 10:25PM
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Pieter zone 7/8 B.C.

A big difference between them is how they hold their colour. 'Lemon Lime' starts out chartreuse and goes towards yellow as the season goes on whereas 'Feather Boa' starts out yellow and goes green later on. 'Lemon Lime' sports quite readily and there are a few out there, such as 'Lemon Frost', 'Twist of Lime' for example, but there are no sports of 'Feather Boa' I can find.

Pieter

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 10:47AM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Besides the Lemon Lime, I potted up today Twist of Lime. I really like it, looks very vigorous, and it is a lightish green. My Feather Boa has yet to arrive. Next week, midweek, should be here.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 12:26AM
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hostahillbilly(4)

They're certainly not the same plant.

I'm behind the proverbial '8-ball' right now or I'd (tomorrow, since it's dark outside now here) to show you,
so hope you will know that there are mature examples of both here and there's no confusion between them, unlike several others that are way too 'look-alike'.

Both are cool, and I think stoloniferous (sp?).

fwiw,

hh

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 11:09PM
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ci_lantro

Moccasin, Twist of Lime is a great grower plus it puts on an amazing floral display. Nice color blooms, edging more towards purple than most hosta. It's one that I never have the urge to cut the scapes off of before it blooms.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 7:40AM
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ci_lantro

Moccasin, Twist of Lime is a great grower plus it puts on a really nice floral display. Nice color blooms, edging more towards purple than most hosta. It's one (other than the fragrant ones, of course) that I never have the urge to cut the scapes off of before it blooms.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 7:42AM
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