Hosta Dictionary ... new for you ... or a recap

josephines123 z5 ON CanadaAugust 11, 2014

Here is a quick reference for newbies and anyone else who wants to brush up on hosta terminology....quick link.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hosta Dictionary

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Babka NorCal 9b

Thank you for that, Jo. I've been "incorrect" for years. No more pips for me, now they are shoots, and an eye only is the dormant bud, not the shoot with leaves. At one time I referred to their "noses" poking up thru the soil.


    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 2:19PM
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irawon(5a Ottawa)

Thanks, Jo. Read and book - marked. Can never remember the names of the flower parts. Now I have an easy reference. I don't know if I can stop "pipping" though.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 2:52PM
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How come "rugose" is not in the dictionary when describing leaf texture - but puckering is? Where does the word "rugose" derive?


    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 10:29PM
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irawon(5a Ottawa)

DD, the dictionary contains corrugated, a synonym. Both rugose and corrugated are derived from the Latin 'ruga' meaning wrinkle. That's what my iMac dictionary says. Hope that helps.

Corrected spelling of dictionary. My spelling's getting worse with age.

This post was edited by irawon on Tue, Aug 12, 14 at 21:21

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 9:03PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5


    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 8:25AM
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newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada

Thanks for the link Jo. I wasn't aware of it. Nice to known all the correct terms. Glad you bumped the thread Ken.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 1:38PM
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