ID help please

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ID help please

Postby AmyInOhio » Jul 10, 2019 1:41 pm

Hello, I'm new to the forum! I have this unidentified hosta I've been trying to name. It is a medium plant, 16" tall. It blooms late summer, although I can't remember the flower color. It has shiny apple green leaves all season. I've had it for years and it is high time I found a name for it! Thanks for your help!

Here it is nestled with its daylily companion.
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Re: ID help please

Postby redcrx » Jul 11, 2019 4:22 am

You may want to try the Hosta ID forum on Facebook to get more "eyes" on this plant. It would be easier if you had flower photos - what color, what bloom time, fragrant?
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Re: ID help please

Postby Chris_W » Jul 11, 2019 7:28 am

It sure looks like Hosta plantaginea. Are those late flowers really long and very fragrant? If so then definitely plantaginea.
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Re: ID help please

Postby AmyInOhio » Jul 11, 2019 11:18 am

I'm not on Facebook anymore so I can't post it there. I'm fairly certain the flowers are not fragrant, I just cant remember if they're purple or white, and it blooms late. :oops: I took these photos yesterday and as you can see there are no scapes yet. This is a tough little hosta. I've moved it several times and it never flinches. Although it is a plain Jane I like the shiny, apple-green leaves and it has a lovely cascading shape.

It does look similar to plantaginea but since mine is only 16'" tall I wasn't sure. I'm usually mindful of which ones are fragrant and I don't think this one is. If it blooms fragrant white flowers I'll be more convinced it might be plantaginea.

Thanks for looking! Amy
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