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Down by the creek...

Posted by ravensfan52 6 (My Page) on
Mon, May 12, 14 at 21:34

Walking my dogs on Sunday, something caught my eye on a creek bank near our local community park. It was not a skunk cabbage, which do have hosta-like leaves. This was an actual hosta, growing wild along this creek bank. I had to rescue it....it is a blue, large leaved hosta, with a ruffled edge. Any ideas as to what it might be? Pics below.

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Leaf edge closeup:

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I was ecstatic about discovering this guy at the creek's edge. Hopefully I can get him ID'ed or even name him myself. Pretty cool!!


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Nice Find!!
Wish I could help ID, but I'm the one usually asking.


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'Ray Lewis'?

Don B.


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Definitely worthy of the name, Don! Obviously a tough guy to survive and thrive on the steep slope he was growing on. I know there is a named "Ray of Hope", but no Ray Lewis (so far!)


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  • Posted by Ludisia 7a Philadelphia (My Page) on
    Mon, May 12, 14 at 22:04

Ohhh she's gonna be a big girl. No doubt some sieboldiana in there, you can tell by those big billowy leaves. The blue glaze is subtle but stong enough to catch your eye.

What a delightful treat for you !!!

I would think that given its 'primitive' environment it is most likely a seedling from God knows where.

You have an original there, and I would start thinking about a garden name.

My vote is for 'Creekside'.

Enjoy !
Ludi


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Ooh that's nice!

My name suggestion is "Raven's Creek".

Denis


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That's a beauty! How about 'Finder's Keepers'?


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What a find! Wow! It is going to be HUGE! I'm not that familiar with Olga Petryszyn's hostas, but the size alone made me think of her. It looks like it is protecting all the hostas around it like an umbrella would!

Lucky you! Congratulations on your find! I love the name suggestions. Let's keep trying to identify it. When I return from TO later today I will look through my books. :-)

Jo


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Actually it looks like Queen-of the Seas. Phil


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Great find! Reminds me a whole lot of my Thunder Boomer. Mine had the same blue tone to it until my DH decided to put the shade cloth down too low on some of my hostas and the sun tried to fry them. Lost a lot of blue then, but you can still see what I'm talking about, especially with the new leaf towards the bottom.

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While researching another hosta on the Library, I clicked on Hadspen Dolphin and it looks a lot like that. At any rate, I will be making notes on bloom time, bloom pics, etc. and will likely submit a registration in the early fall. Thanks for your input!


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Reminds me of Bold Ruffles.


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