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tracey8165
Pembroke, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2011
6:00 PM

Post #8654477

I have two hostas that I have been trying to identify for years. I have two picture filled encyclopedias of hostas and still have not been postively able to identify these. If anyone knows what they are please let me know.

this one I thought was 'Invincible', but the flowers are lavender, not white, and they are not fragrant.

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tracey8165
Pembroke, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2011
6:01 PM

Post #8654481

The second one I have no idea what it is.

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2011
6:45 PM

Post #8654576

Are the flowers on the first one a dark lavender? This is MY Invincible blooming last August and the flowers are not white, but a light lavender. They are not fragrant and never have been. I think your ID is right.

I really have no ID about the second one. It doesn't look very mature. Has it bloomed? If so, when and what colour was the bloom? If it's as immature as it appears, it might look somewhat different once it matures.

Ann

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tracey8165
Pembroke, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2011
7:06 PM

Post #8654635

They are light lavender. So maybe it is 'Invincible'.
The second one has never bloomed for me. It did poorly in its original location and has been very slow to grow in its current location. It has been about 3 years. This year is the biggest it has gotten yet.

Thanks,
Tracey

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2011
7:59 PM

Post #8654735

Tracey, I think maybe your first hosta is Undulata 'Erromena' as I have lots in my front yard and they look the same. They're pretty big, bloom lavender, and often re-bloom later in the year. Sorry but I don't have any pics of them right now. I will get some tomorrow.

Here's an old thread where I figured out the difference between them an Royal Standard:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/989633/

The previous homeowner replanted divisions and often mixed the two varieties. This pic from the thread shows RS on the left and UE on the right:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=6558277

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2011
5:05 AM

Post #8655158

Eleven - I don't think the Undulata 'Erromena' leaves are as glossy as those that Tracey has shown above. But it might come down to bloom time. I believe 'Erromena' blooms earlier than Invincible and the flowers are a darker lavender.

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