please help id

garden_crazy(z5 N IL)October 7, 2013

I bought this fabulous hosta this summer but it had no id., very thick leaves and this pic was just taken on Oct.5. It's a young plant so I know it's tricky to id, but I would appreciate any thoughts. -Thank you.

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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Possibly Loyalist. But there are other possibilities as well. Very nice plant. Any flowering information? Did it give you a scape or did it have a scape cut off when you bought it? Has the center always been white or was it creamy or yellow/cream earlier in the season?

Steve

    Bookmark   October 7, 2013 at 8:57AM
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bernd ny zone5(5)

Perhaps h.'Half and Half'?

    Bookmark   October 7, 2013 at 8:58AM
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garden_crazy(z5 N IL)

No scape this year and it has looked the same since I planted it, maybe the end of June. Not Loyalist. I have that one. To have a hosta that still looks this good in Oct. is a great thing and I just want to know what to call it! -Maybe it did have a scape and I don't remember!

Thanks for your help!

    Bookmark   October 7, 2013 at 9:40PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

That's a robust looking hosta! Could it be H. 'Rainbow's End'? RE has really thick leaves and mine is still going strong too (acquired during summer), although the leaves don't seem to have any undulation as yours do....just thought I'd throw that out there.
Someone should be able to ID with certainty, hopefully. :-)

Jo

    Bookmark   October 7, 2013 at 11:02PM
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garden_crazy(z5 N IL)

Thanks, Josephines but I have a Rainbow's End growing just a couple yards away. Not that................anyone else?

    Bookmark   October 8, 2013 at 9:33PM
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jadie88(7 MD)

I know its a long shot, since you'd expect the wider, bright white center, but my very young 'Fire and Ice' has narrower white centers, like yours.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 10:38AM
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ninamarie(4Ont.)

Not sure if there is enough streaking (I think it develops more with maturity), but what about Sharp Dressed Man?

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 11:59AM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

I like Bernd's suggestion. Look at the Library pics of Half and Half.

Steve

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 1:09PM
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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

What about Americana?

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 7:30PM
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garden_crazy(z5 N IL)

Thanks everyone. I have sdm, americana and f&i. I'm sure it's not those. -I know it's hard to tell in the pic but even on this young plant the leaves are almost a foot long. Maybe I'll just have to see how it develops in the next couple of years. Even going into mid Oct., it is still one of the best looking hostas in the yard. Thank you all for your help.
GC

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 9:25AM
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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

One more final stab-- American Sweetheart?

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 9:11PM
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garden_crazy(z5 N IL)

Don't think so - I have that one also. Thank you for your help.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 11:46AM
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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

Well, I think you have them all! There must be a match in that garden somewhere! :)

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 2:37PM
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