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Grandpa's Hosta - still nameless.


Grandpa's Hosta - still nameless. (Hosta fortunei (Plantain lily))

Rescued from the garden when MIL died last year. It's a stunner. Would love a name for it if anyone recognises? Only small growing, about 6" tall with pale lavender flowers.



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Sorry I can't help you with it's name, but it's a beaut.

16 Jun, 2015

 

I've been through the entire Mickfield catalogue and I cant find it. FIL never went to a GC. He was a Parks. dept. Gardener, so people were always giving him plants and he never knew the name of anything. I think I will call it 'Ron's Favourite' :

16 Jun, 2015

 

That's a wonderful idea ☺

16 Jun, 2015

 

Hi Karen, have a look at H'little caesar', Derek.

16 Jun, 2015

 

Try contacting Bowden's Hostas at Sticklepath in Devon. They often get a gold medal at Chelsea.........now, they ought to know!!

16 Jun, 2015

 

Thanks Derek...on the right lines, but the overall effect is much greener than mine, which is more yellow. Thanks.

Thanks Chris, I will!

16 Jun, 2015

 

Chris! I think I found it on Bowdens. hosta 'Ripple Effect'! Hurray!

16 Jun, 2015

 

I still think you could give it a secondary name of 'Ron's Favourite'

17 Jun, 2015

 

:) Yes! I will.

17 Jun, 2015

 

I have this one, but it was never under that name !!

17 Jun, 2015

 

Oh blimey...well what name is it under? ;) lol!

18 Jun, 2015

 

It would take me some time to go through my Hosta collection to find out, I will get there eventually, let me know if it changes colour as the seasons change!!

23 Jun, 2015

 

I've done a bit more research, and its not 'Ripple Effect'. Wrong texture of leaf.

8 Jul, 2015



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