Hosta I.D.

smithstudios71(5)September 22, 2013

Looks like a slow day on the forum, so does anyone have any guesses as to what this is?

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don_in_colorado

I'm throwing a guess out here, it LOOKS like my 'Red October'. I woudn't even have tried a guess, but I see some red from the petioles coming up onto the leaf a little bit. Just a guess.

Don B.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 2:40PM
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hostafreak

Looks a lot like my Cinnamon Sticks hosta also,even down to the flowers. Phil

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 9:07AM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Any idea where you got it from? The flowering is key to the ID as the leaves plain green and there are a number of cultivars with similar red in the pets. Looks a bit like Katsuragawa Beni as the flowers on Katsu Beni tend to flop like the ones in the picture, and the leaf form is similar. KB is just beginning to flower here in Zone 5. I'll try to get a pic of mine and post it for comparison.

If it was Cinnamon Sticks, it would have white backs on the leaves.

Steve

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 11:14AM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

I think it's KB also...here's a pic...and details: 6 to 7 vein count, leaf is shiny underside...my flower scapes are still attaining height so no flower comparator yet.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 12:45PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

it looks like all the fall flowering green plants ...

what about fall bouquet??

ken

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 12:51PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Here's a pic of KB with the flowering just beginning.

Steve

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 12:55PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Just going to throw this option in there. There is another thread about this particular hosta. Mine has been in a lot of shade and it is darker of leaf now. But it started out a medium green. The scapes are also floppy, but not sure they are segmented and the flowers placed in the same way as your plant.

One Man's Treasure

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 1:27PM
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smithstudios71(5)

I am not sure where I got this one. It would have to have been somewhere in E.C.I.(east central Indiana). I bought about eight of them six years ago, before I contracted the fever, from a local greenhouse when it was going out of business and another ten from a local plant sale in town. So I have a good dozen that I do not have the names for and I had to take a couple of years off to care for our son, so they were quickly dug out of the ground, moved and fairly neglected during that time. I am hoping next year, with all the knowledge I have learned from this forum and other places on the web, mine are back to full health and vigor, as too our son and look like they are supposed to, so I can find their I.D.s.

Here is a close-up of the scape

and the back of one of the leaves

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 3:05PM
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don_in_colorado

OR....What Ken said...

Don B.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 6:12PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Definitely not OMT. The leaves on OMT are a much darker green and the flowers are darker purple. I'm pretty sure it's KB, but Chris will know for sure.

Steve

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 6:58PM
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