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    Large flowered hosta.

    I have several different hostas. We grow them, mostly, for their foliage and, usually, don't pay too much attention to the fowers, but this one caught my eye.

    John_NY
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    John, tHAT IS A UNIQUE SIZE AND SHAPE FOR A HOSTA. whAT IS THE FOLIAGE LIKE. iS IT FRAGRANT. I LIKE IT.
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    Possibly, slightly fragrant. Foliage is medium sized, light green, with ½ inch cream colored margin around outer edge.
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    John,

    That one would catch my eye, too! WOW! I don't have very many hostas. They are difficult to grow here, but it is possible if you have the right kinds. I just don't know which ones those are.

    Your bloom reminds me of an amaryllis bloom.

    Very PRETTY!!!
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    John,
    I have late blooming (august) plantengia hosta that have large fragrant
    flowers. They are scaping up now here. It smells really good with a large
    number of them, dotted around the different beds. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Growing,
    Vicki in West. Mich.

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    Here's a picture of the foliage, on that hosta.

    John_NY
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    That looks like Fragrant Bouquet to me. But then again, there are sooo many.
    Beauty all the same. I love hosta.
    Happy Growing,
    Vicki in West. Mich.

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    Very nice bloom John
    I can also see why you grow it for the foliage

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    John,

    If it is fragrant it could have 'Honeybells' somewhere in it's lineage.

    My 'Honeybells' plants tend to h ave larger than normally seen blooms and is wonderfully fragrant in the evening especially. I have not measured them, and it's too dark top right now, but I know they have to be bigger than 2" when fully open. I love this Hosta and if I had the space to do it I would love to try a few crosses with it, even if it would mean having to freeze pollen from the earlier ones!

    The Bumble Bees really love it too, and have even been seen sleeping on them!



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    Rebecca-
    That one is a beauty.
    John_NY
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    I would love to have hosta here in Lakeland but our intense heat in summer would fry them even if I had them set up with a water drip IV. I love the way the flowers show above the leaves and the variety of all the foliage types is mind blowing to me.
    Daylilies are the Lord's smile, a new one everyday

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    Daylily -
    Sorry to hear that you can't have them where you live. It's funny, because all of mine were, originally, tissue culture liners from Agri Starts, in Apopka, FL.
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    I was at the feed store today and a multi clump of white flowered hostas caught my eye. I realized that what I liked was that the flowers were white ! Usually hosta flowers are pale lavender. So, I am enjoying John and Rebecca's hostas. John, that flower seems different in how open it is...quite uncommon and desirable in my mind. Rebecca, that sleeping bee is a hoot; I guess even 'busy bees' have to snooze !
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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