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Posted by garden_crazy z5 N IL (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 7, 13 at 8:26

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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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


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Perhaps h.'Half and Half'?


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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!


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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


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


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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.


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


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

Steve


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What about Americana?


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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


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One more final stab-- American Sweetheart?


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


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


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