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Hosta I.D.

Posted by smithstudios71 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 22, 13 at 11:05

Looks like a slow day on the forum, so does anyone have any guesses as to what this is?
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RE: Hosta I.D.

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.


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


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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


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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.


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

what about fall bouquet??

ken


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

Steve


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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


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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
Hosta I.D. 9.24.13 Flower Scape photo P9243694_zps32058298.jpg

and the back of one of the leaves
Hosta I.D. 9.24.13 Leaf Back photo P9243696_zps82e43bc8.jpg


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OR....What Ken said...

Don B.


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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


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