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Posted by paula_b_gardener 5a (Uxbridge, ON) (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 11, 12 at 0:28

The leaves are 5" wide by 6" long with 10 or 11 veins and the substance is very good, quite thick and not at all like a common variegated hosta. The mature clump was medium, about 15" high and 24" wide.
My friend cannot remember what her hosta is called and she gave me this bit and I would like to know what I am planting. The clump is very nice with sharp white margins, a great contrast with the green centre. I am thinking that it could be Minuteman - comments or suggestions?

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RE: Minuteman?

I don't know what it is but it sure is pretty!!!

RE: Minuteman?

Yep... either Minuteman or Patriot... can never tell the two apart. Check out the vein counts on both and see if there's a difference? I know I have both, but I just call them all Patriot as I can't tell which is which.

RE: Minuteman?

I don't have Patriot, so I cannot count the veins on both. I believe that Minuteman is a crisper edge with pure white and the leaves have better substance. This is why I think it is Minuteman and not Patriot.

RE: Minuteman?

I thought Minuteman had thinner white edges. Could it be Patriot? The ones I have have a very thick leaf.

RE: Minuteman?

  • Posted by Eleven Michigan 6A (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 11, 12 at 14:34

I think Patriot is a bit more prone to drawstringing in the spring, so I would guess this is Minuteman. We're all just guessing, because it really is hard to tell them apart.

RE: Minuteman?

Hmmm, well, if you think it is one or the other, I have photo of both together. See if that helps for a direct comparison.
Patriot is getting some edge melt, the Minuteman is not, in my climate.

See what you think anyway.

and then Patriot left, Minuteman right soon after arrival.

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