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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2011
6:03 PM

Post #8815533

I grew this ws'ing from a pack of seedsI got in a trade labeled "Hosta". It was gathered seed, not commercially bought. This is the only one that came up. I requested ID on it when it was smaller and someone told me it wasn't a Hosta but a foxglove. It has gotten bigger but hasn't put up any blooms. I thought now that it is bigger someone might be able to help me on this. I have 2 pictures I am going to post. Thank you in advance for any help you could give me. Thought it best if I turn to the "experts" to get some information.

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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2011
6:04 PM

Post #8815537

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hostages
Wyoming, MN

September 19, 2011
8:22 PM

Post #8815706

Not sure what it is, but I'm sure it's not a hosta. It could be a foxglove. I know of no hostas with hirsute foliage or stems.
adchix
Ponce de Leon, FL

September 19, 2011
9:59 PM

Post #8815787

It looks like foxglove foliage. They don't bloom the first year.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 20, 2011
4:16 AM

Post #8815871

I agree. Not a hosta.

BUT, if you grew it from seed it would not be a named hosta anyway. It would be a brand new hybrid. Hostas do not come true from seed with one exception.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 20, 2011
4:21 AM

Post #8815875

Ann, what is the exception??
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

September 20, 2011
4:36 AM

Post #8815885

Thank you everyone for your replies! I didn't realize foxglove didn't bloom the first year. I have it in a pot. Should I plant it in the ground, bring it in for the winter, or leave it outside for the winter? All input appreciated!!!!!!!

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 20, 2011
4:54 AM

Post #8815897

It really doesn't look like a Foxglove. Some Foxglove does not come true from seed and some are sterile. Here is a link to Plantfiles. Good Luck with your plant!
Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/search.php?q=foxglove&Search=Search PlantFiles

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 20, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8816011

I'd have to look up the exception but no time right now. Have a flight to Vancouver in a couple of hours.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 20, 2011
7:05 AM

Post #8816035

Well thanks for the information, I didn't know there was an exception. Learn something new everyday.
I will look it up, have a good trip. :)
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

September 20, 2011
8:49 AM

Post #8816153

These do have rough leaves.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 20, 2011
10:01 AM

Post #8816241

Crit, This is a very nice article from Hosta Network, good reading about seeds:

http://www.hosta.net/tips.htm#9

This one is good information too, about slugs and roots and other problems:

http://perfectperennials.tripod.com/index.html
allnitro
Waterloo, IA
(Zone 4b)

September 20, 2011
4:59 PM

Post #8816733

Ann would be refering to H. ventricosa because it can produce seed without fertilization (apomixis) thus seedlings are clones of the parent.

Jeff

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 20, 2011
5:21 PM

Post #8816765

Thank you allnitro, I was able to look it up earlier but I did not write it down. It is really a beautiful Hosta and I would like to try to grow it. Do you know how I could get some seeds?
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

September 20, 2011
6:04 PM

Post #8816837

Thank you Jeff and virginiarose

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 20, 2011
9:05 PM

Post #8817172

Thanks, Jeff. A bit hectic before heading to the airport this morning.
irawon
Ottawa
Canada

September 21, 2011
10:47 AM

Post #8817799

Thanks, virginiarose for those excellent websites. I augmented my knowledge about hostas. Excellent advice about when and how to divide hostas and the consequences to the plants re the timing and whether replanted in pots or the ground.

virginiarose

virginiarose
Southeast, VA
(Zone 8a)

September 21, 2011
1:10 PM

Post #8817990

You are very welcome, glad it was helpful !
SueFNH
Wentworth, NH

September 24, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8822077

verbascum or mullein

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