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Re: Hosta Names


Of course "in the states" as I have not been over the water.  The
information I passed along is the information that I have gleaned from
different publications from the AHS and so "in the states", Thomas Hogg and
Decorata are deemed one and the same.  Of course, you must have purchased a
correctly named hosta for that to be so.
Beth Arnold
Peoria Illinois  Zone 5
-----Original Message-----
From: timsaville <timsaville@breathemail.net>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Monday, July 24, 2000 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: Hosta Names


>Hi Beth
>I am not trying to provoke an arguement here, but...........
>your comment about Decorata  and Thomas Hogg being the same
>must be qualified by saying "in the States at least". Actually now you
>mention it I did see more than one labelled Thomas Hogg during the
>convention that looked like Decorata to me. However over here Decorata is
>Decorata and Thomas Hogg is now Undulata albomarginata unless you buy one
in
>the grocery store when either could be wrong.
>It seems in the UK TH was used for UA in error and that name remains on
many
>cheap plants perhaps as I suspect it remains on Decorata in the US. We have
>abandoned TH to the bin and now have the blunt tipped Decorata and the
point
>tipped UA as two very different plants. Enuff said?
>Regards
>Tim OTP
>From: Beth Arnold <seabeth@heart.net>
>Subject: Re: Hosta Names
>
>
>>Here's my understanding of the hosta name...
>>   Decorata and Thomas Hogg are the same plant.
>
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