Return to the Hosta Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Lake Ontario Hosta

Posted by eclecticcottage none (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 4, 12 at 16:56

Does anyone have one? They seem to be an older variety and not exceptionally popular. However, since our house (the Cottage) is directly on the shore of Lake Ontario, I want one, even if it's a boring plain jane! The only photos I've seen, it looks rather like a NOID I have (well, I had three, and I had to split them and now I have many) that was here when we bought the Cottage. Just looking for experiances with it, pics, whatever. I'm just psyched that there's a hosta with that name!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Lake Ontario Hosta

tsk tsk.. shopping at the library again .. lol

you have 2 options.. starting at the library ...

first pic at the library is jim schwarz... forgive me on the spelling.. one of the links at the top of the library homepage .. is jims hosta.. go figure.. its the same jim

at the library on the LO page .. hit the my hosta link at the very top of the pix.. and see its a ran lydell hosta.. and he has a nursery near buffalo .. google his name and add nursery.. and hosta.. and you ought to find him



RE: Lake Ontario Hosta

Lol...I found him via the WNY hosta society and shot him an email. I can't find an active website for Eagle Bay Gardens :(

RE: Lake Ontario Hosta

Or look in the publication 'Hosta Finder' by Steve Greene, though I've wasted too many hours calling the purported vendors found there who were supposed to be carrying such-and-such a plant only to run into voice-mail systems that never called back, and many who did that did no longer carry the cultivar.

It IS, though, a source... and with no competitor in sight.


RE: Lake Ontario Hosta

While Jim's doesn't list Lake Ontario, it does list the other Great Lakes. He might have an OS which he'd be willing to part with.

You might post a picture of the one you have as a NOID, and given the expertise of folks on here, they can make a pretty good case for identifying your NOID.

However, I see another option for you.
Those NOIDS that you have around the property might be the LO itself, it might figure that a previous owner had the same idea you did, and got some of the plants. Mature hosta do not always look the same as the youngsters frequently shown in pictures, cannot say about the HL photos of this particular hosta.

What I propose is that you ADOPT the hosta you have AS a LO, and dub it LO, and for heaven sake I do not think anyone in the entire region would have a clue that is was not. Adopt it into your EclecticCottage LO family, and voila, it becomes LO.

Must say, I admire giving homes/houses names. My first house I named MoccasinLanding, on a bayou here in Mobile. Now my new stucco cottage is named White Dove ---and I recently acquired several Hosta 'White Dove'-- I almost settled for H. 'Mourning Dove' but it was not what I wanted.

RE: Lake Ontario Hosta

I work on Lake Ontario, and travel the daily as a realtor. I have been looking for this plant, but so far no luck. I have a nice collection of hostas so would like to add this one if I can locate it.

We are going to a hosta near Buffalo in August so I am hoping to find one there.

RE: Lake Ontario Hosta

Sometimes folks just like to have a "complete set" of something. So if a place sells the other Great Lake series, (I have Erie Magic) they might sell the LO. Wish you success. I bought many of my hosta because I loved the name for one reason or another.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Hosta Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here