Hosta By Kelley

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Mystery White #01                      Added: 2017     Discontinued: - -

                                       Height Range:   [Unknown]

                                       Diameter Range: [Unknown]


                                              Scape          Blooms         Scape

Year   Spiked   Count  Came from              Seen      First     Last      Faded

2017   [Ukn.]    3     Holland Bulb Nursery   Started in Raised Bed

                       Moved to Planter       Yes       Yes       - -       FALL CUT


Other Notes

May 2017

Some plants just come unexpectedly.  Such was the case of this delivery.  It had been shipped under the name of "White Feather"; and since it was shipped under that name its identity may never be precisely known.

While the spike was pure white before it was planted and upon opening it was obvious that it was not what it was labeled as.  These leaves "look" like Vulcan, and yet a single leaf looks suspiciously like the non-USA-introduced, European variety, of Sails Ho!.  The plant does stand "vase like".  But a plant identity does not make from one leaf.

Conversely this can't be Vulcan as Vulcan spikes with a green spike.  I know that from my own garden.  The coloration is nowhere near what White Feather should be; again a comparison from my own garden. (see related photo galleries).

I am suspecting that I am dealing with a Hosta that has adolescent and mature leaf markings based on the two leaf formations I saw at the time.

June 2017

This plant was moved to its own planter as I still wish to watch this plant to see if further identification might be made.  A flower might help ...

December 2017

Hindsight: This hosta did bloom with light lavender flowers; which also does not match White Feather's characteristics as that one blooms with a white flower.  While the scapes were spectacular ... they had to be cut back during the October preparation for Winter.

The plant divisions exploded with growth as the summer progressed which was quite unexpected.

Hosta Categories



Y  Primary Collection

   East Retaining Wall

Y  Loose Planters

   Management Office/Loft 101 (Watched)

   Mouse Ears Collection      (Watched)

   East Side Garden   (Forfeited)

   Building Back Side (Forfeited)



Y  Aesthetic Collection

   Chaos and Destruction Collection


Other Classifications

   Hard to Find List

   Past Plants List


Where's the data For

Mystery Hosta #2?


By technicality Mystery Hosta #2 belongs to the building that I live in.  I watch it, I love it, but I do not document the plant.

Plant Name Menu Codes:

In Gardner's collection:  green.

In Collection but is an unregistered sport: BLUE.

Past Plants that are no longer in the collection: Brown.

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