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The owner of the nursery was as baffled as I was. Has anyone ever see this before?

Mystery Hosta

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  • Posted: Mon. 17th May 2010 21:29

!!!!

Reply from Kathy C

Hi! Never saw anything like it! But, I have heard of it happening. Sometimes, there will be leaves at the top of the flower stalk that resemble the 'parent' plant, but I wouldn't expect there to be so many leaves. What is the name on the label?
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Tue. 18th May 2010 17:28

Mystery Hosta

Reply from Tracey James

Hi Kathy

It is Hosta 'First Frost'. It seems as if a completely new hosta has sprung up above the flower. I will be interested to see what happens next, particularly next year. Thanks for your interest. Are you an obsessive gardener like me?

  • Posted: Tue. 18th May 2010 22:06

Quite obsessive!

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Tracey,
Yes, I would say I am obsessive (I even have a diploma in horticulture!). Just don't have the time to do much gardening/hort as I have two small children at home (two girls - one nearly 3, the other 5 months). So, when I get a minute, I do enjoy chatting about plants in these forums!
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Wed. 19th May 2010 21:55

Re: Mystery Hosta

Reply from Tracey James

Hi Kathy

My two children are now 17 and 22 so I am finally having some time to myself. However, I have a full time job, love my garden and just for good measure I am studying RHS hort level II and a diploma in garden design! I am 48 and determined to be a garden designer eventually. You should get your little three year old to start helping you! It's never too young to start gardening. I am going to Chelsea for the first time on Friday and haven't been this excited since I was a child myself.

Tracey

  • Posted: Mon. 24th May 2010 21:13