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Re: Hosta with White Flowers

In a message dated 8/11/98 6:14:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
wie1086@mail.harborcom.net writes:

<< they have light large
 > leaves with pure white flowers?  Even people who do not grow hosta have
 > blooming in their yards now.

if the flowers are precisely 6 inches long and has a fragrance which will
knock off your sox.......then that is what is know as 'plantaginea'......a
species hosta that is very common......almost all fragrant hosta are derived
from this plant.....and therefore its [her.....] her progeny also bloom at
this time.....but i am aware of no other hosta which has the 6 inch
flowers......there are some other big flowers.....but i dare someone to name
another hosta with 6 inch flowers......ken

ps:  in my zone 5 garden right now the following fragrant hosta are blooming: 

buckwheat honey (p2=purple flower, 2 inches)
sweet susan (w3=white 3 inches)
flower power (w3Pb)=white, 3 inches,purple buds
sweet winifred (w3)
plantaginea (w6)
fragrant bouquet (w4)
fried green tomatoes (w4Pb)
savannah (p4)
so sweet (w4Pb)
honeybells (wp4)
guacamole (w5Pb)
hoosier harmony (w3)
sugar & cream (w3Pb)
sweet standard (w3Pb)
royal standard (w4)
invincible (w3)

guacamole is the closest in size....but i definately find no flower comparable
to plantaginea.......

take care all.....ken
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