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Is it possibly H. 'Erromena?' It sure sounds like it.

Mike Groothuis
Niles MI
zone 5

peri wrote:

> I have changed the Subject line from AUGUST LILY to OLD HOMESTEAD
> because someone might start to think we are referring to the
> August Lily.
> The "no-name" OLD HOMESTEAD hosta specs are:
> -green (with no blue cast)
> -shiny on leaf bottom
> -dull on leaf top
> -veins: 7-9 pairs
> -flower stem length with OPEN FLOWER = about 36"
> -flower stem length with closed buds = 30-36"
> -flower = very light lavendar purple with white center & purple streaks
>  down the inside of the flower.
> -flower has 6 petioles (is that the correct word)
> -stamens are dark on the end not yellow
> -clump root size at soil level = 12" diameter tightly packed eyes
> -above clump spread size = 36"
> -above clump height size = 20" to leafs
> -leaf size = 7"long  x  4.125 " wide
> -leaves are NOT leathery or tough
> Now, the clumps in my Grandad's garden, are much bigger. I took
> 3 clumps of the side last year, each 12" or so diameter. I barely
> dented this clump. I only attacked his biggest clump.
> So I will also give you the clump size of 2 of his his clumps.
> One of his clumps is 6' wide x 5' deep. It is 24" tall.
> Another clump is 3' wide x 2' deep. It is somewhat shorter.
> There are more clumps, but this should be a good sampling.
> I need to go back and measure the leaf of the clumps at Grandads. Also
> I need to compare the colouring to mine. Mine may be getting somewhat more
> sun, so Grandads may be darker green. I will report on this soon.
> As the plant grows and the stems get tightly spaced, the clump seems to
> become taller, as the leaves don't droop over, but hold each other up.
> Perhaps if there is no real registered name for this hosta, and if
> several people have it and it is proven to be the same (we would all
> have to mail clumps to one of you experts), it should be named.
> Perhaps it should be called OLD HOMESTEAD, as that is sort of what it is.
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