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.
Can you ID this for me?
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.
It looks like foxglove foliage. They don't bloom the first year.
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.
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!!!!!!!
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!
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
I'd have to look up the exception but no time right now. Have a flight to Vancouver in a couple of hours.
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. :)
Ann would be refering to H. ventricosa because it can produce seed without fertilization (apomixis) thus seedlings are clones of the parent.
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?
Thanks, Jeff. A bit hectic before heading to the airport this morning.
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.