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Cryptozoology-Themed Hostas

Posted by steve_wny 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 4, 13 at 20:07

I am in the process of planning a cryptozoology-themed hosta bed, and am thinking about which hostas might fit.

Cryptozoology involves (per the Wikipedia definition) "the search for animals whose existence has not been proven. This includes looking for living examples of animals that are considered extinct, such as dinosaurs; animals whose existence lacks physical evidence but which appear in myths, legends, or are reported, such as Bigfoot and Chupacabra;[1] and wild animals dramatically outside their normal geographic ranges, such as phantom cats (also known as Alien Big Cats)."

Some possibilities that came to mind are: H. "Bigfoot", H. "Sasquatch", H. "Loch Ness Monster", H. "T-Rex", H. "Mastodon" and H. "Blue Mammoth".

If you can think of any others, I'd greatly appreciate your feedback. Thanks- steve_wny


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RE: Cryptozoology-Themed Hostas

H. 'Woolly Mammoth' and H. 'Dino' come to mind. I'll try to find some others.

Don B.

EDIT: To add H. 'American Yeti'.

This post was edited by Don_in_Colorado on Fri, Oct 4, 13 at 20:21


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Swamp thing?
Backyard Monster?


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H. 'Blue Mammoth' 8-13

How about Blue Mammoth.


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just what Don Rawson - needs another list to add to his lists ;-b) teehee


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Perhaps a few of these might fit with the theme....'Imperial Dragon', Ice Age Trail', Dinosaur Track', ' Dragon Wings' and 'Frost Giant'

Don B.


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H Dodo bird
H Unicorn
H Loch Ness Monster
H Icabod Crane
H Leprechaun

Edited to say, yeah, I was just makin' those up, but if you need some names for new hosta, well there ya go!

This post was edited by Dgregory on Sat, Oct 5, 13 at 19:22


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LOL Deb, 'Lochness Monster' and 'Leprechaun' really ARE named hostas! : )

Don B.


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Oops! Don, nice catch.
Sheesh, I guess should have looked them up before hand...

So by happy accident, Lochness Monster and Leprechaun are viable choices for Steve's garden!
:-)
Deb


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LOL There are so many hosta varieties, Deb, that it's hard to even make up names, it seems : )

Don B.

P.S. I like that name, H. 'Dodo Bird' : ) I went to look it up to see what it could possibly look like!


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H. Coelacanth ... I've always wanted to name a large hosta, with piecrust-edged leaves, after this dinosaur fish.

I think I have heard of 3 or 4 of these fish turning up in my lifetime. I remember doing a report on it in school and teach gave me a bad grade, til I pulled out a newspaper article ... and she ate crow (oh, i saved the recipe, it's come in handy more than once)

˘. ˘ --~

dave


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Perhaps the rarest of all........

H. Politicus Probitas or 'Honest Politician'

Jon


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  • Posted by stoc none (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 6, 13 at 13:35

Don't forget Jurassic park.I have one but it's only a baby.


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  • Posted by stoc none (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 6, 13 at 14:02

Found some more,

Hosta 'Ice Age Trail'
Hosta 'Jaws'
Hosta 'Komodo Dragon'
Hosta 'Sea Octopus'


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Jon, I'm afraid that one IS extinct : (

Bragu, National Geographic Channel had a recent special on the Coelacanth. Name of the special was 'Dinofish'. Had to scuba dive to a depth of 380+ feet, but got great footage of a big adult. Cool stuff.

Steve, there is also H. 'Ghost Spirit', H. Elfin Power' and H. 'X-Files'.

Don B.


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jon ... that would also be known as h. oxymoron

dave


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re- H. Politicus Probitas

Don,

I think it would have had to exist to be classified as extinct???

Dave,

I guess so.

Jon


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I have SEEN a Coelacanth with my own eyes. It was a preserved specimen I saw via a behind the scenes tour of the American Museuum of Natural History. Wouldn't win any beauty contests, but it was cool.


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I have NEVER SEEN an honest politician with my own eyes. Those are rarer than a mature H. 'Great Expectations'

Don B.


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Esther, that IS cool, very cool indeed!

Don B.


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Thanks again, folks. I appreciate all of the suggestions.


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Godzilla


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Um. I'm pretty sure we have physical evidence that Dinosaurs and Mammoths (although not blue ones) once existed. And of course Komodo Dragons are currently alive and healthy. Not so much the other suggestions.

Steve

This post was edited by steve_mass on Mon, Mar 24, 14 at 13:48


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  • Posted by Babka 9b NorCal (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 24, 14 at 16:15

What a fun idea for a named hosta bed.

Vpeterson- Is it just the lighting, or does your Blue Mammoth have a virus?

Now THAT is scary.

As for Komodo Dragons, I've seen them, lots of them, when we spent a night on Komodo Island.

-Babka


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Below is a link which may be helpful. By the way, I think Van Wade has a new one named 'Megaladon'.

Prehistoric Garden


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You're absolutely right, Steve. However, the way we push hostas on this forum, given an opening, I'm surprised nobody suggested 'Empress Wu' or something. : P

Don B.

P.S. Hey, how about 'Guacamole'??


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