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Can anyone tell me what this is growing in the center of my Hosta?

Odd hosta
Odd hosta
  • Pam
    Pam Alexandria, LA
    on May 7, 2012

    Looks like a question for Douglas to answer. I have never seen this before on a hosta.

  • Dorene H
    Dorene H Lehigh Acres, FL
    on May 7, 2012

    that is beautiful I never seen anything like that .. Is that in the hosta family ?

  • Kathy R
    Kathy R Rocky Point, NC
    on May 7, 2012

    Its just the plant. Mine do it too. I thought it was the flower but I cant remember what mine do exactly.

  • Donna Marie P
    Donna Marie P Buffalo, NY
    on May 8, 2012

    Yes I see hostas that look like that all over the neighborhood. I believe that's the way some are bred to grow

  • Cathy B
    Cathy B Phoenix, AZ
    on May 8, 2012

    It is the way the Hosta "blooms". It is really healthy when it does this. When the blooms starts dying cut it down because iot takes a lot out of the when this happens. Every plant blooms in someway or another.

  • Candace E
    Candace E Ozark, AR
    on May 8, 2012

    looks like its putting on a bloom!! I had a hens n ckicken bloom twice and it was amazing!!!

  • Brenda D
    Brenda D Cedar Rapids, IA
    on May 8, 2012

    That is really neat!

  • Candace E
    Candace E Ozark, AR
    on May 8, 2012

    Its pretty whatever it is!! I personally love the verigated hostas

  • Patricia W
    Patricia W Somersworth, NH
    on May 8, 2012

    I believe that is the flower. Some open pollinators do this.

  • Deana D
    Deana D Reston, VA
    on May 8, 2012

    It's another breed of hosta

  • Jacquelyn B
    Jacquelyn B Joliet, IL
    on May 8, 2012

    um,. my hosta plants bloom every year, but they don't look like this. They get a thin stem with purple flowers.

  • Joanne P
    Joanne P Kansas City, KS
    on May 8, 2012

    Looks like a "baby" hosta. Can it be rooted?

  • Brandie F
    Brandie F Portsmouth, VA
    on May 8, 2012

    Looks like the flower... Lots of hosta's over the years will eventually bloom

  • Terry
    Terry Lees Summit, MO
    on May 8, 2012

    I believe it is the Patriot saluting the Red, White, and Blue;)

  • Ann T
    Ann T Pasco, WA
    on May 8, 2012

    Yes it is part of the plant I have several hosta that look just like that and they eventually produce a flower.

  • Charlene D
    Charlene D Randolph, MS
    on May 8, 2012

    its the flower that grows in the middle on a mature hosta, this only happens once a season, a pretty white flower :D

  • Kym B
    Kym B Myrtle Beach, SC
    on May 8, 2012

    It is very unusual to me. I sold zillions of hosta and the bloom was always a tall stem with white fragrant flowers facing down. Who knows!

  • Chloe W
    Chloe W Arlington Heights, IL
    on May 8, 2012

    It' a bloom stalk. Leave it alone, you'll have tall flowers.

  • BeeKeeper J
    BeeKeeper J Scotts Valley, CA
    on May 8, 2012

    flower stalk

  • Evelyn R
    Evelyn R Manchester, MD
    on May 8, 2012

    Wow - be sure to take a pix when it blooms. I've got a gazillion hostas (anyone want any?) and none of them have ever produced anything like this.

  • Lisa S
    Lisa S Perry, MI
    on May 8, 2012

    it's your hosta growing i have them to

  • Glenda B
    Glenda B Maryville, TN
    on May 8, 2012

    It's a Hosta mini me. :)

  • Wendy G
    Wendy G Oneonta, AL
    on May 8, 2012

    bloom stalk

  • Linda A
    Linda A Plattekill, NY
    on May 8, 2012

    I don't know what it is exactly but mine do it also. It is part of the plant. though.

  • Season T
    Season T Las Vegas, NV
    on May 8, 2012

    Could that be the flower stalk or maybe a new baby plant?

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen Bismarck, ND
    on May 8, 2012

    I haven't ever seen a hosta do this before - it is not a flower stalk. Hosta flowers are smallish, bell shaped flowers that grow on long scapes rising from the center of the plant. I am more concerned about what appears to be some discoloration and rippling on the leaves of your hosta, although from the photo it is hard to see exactly what is going on. I would encourage you to check out this website on a relatively new hosta disease that has become quite prevalent around the country and look closely at your leaves. http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/3000/pdf/3069.pdf If there is any question that this might be Hosta Virus x, you might want to ask your local land grant university to test it for you.

  • Toni B
    Toni B Queens Village, NY
    on May 8, 2012

    it's a new plant. sometimes they shoot upwards instead of underground on tubers. you could cut it, like you would an indoor plant and root it. if you use a really good soil, and "dip" the end of the cutting in a root stimulator, it will flourish just like the mother plant. they will sometimes do this if the mother plant is overcrowded.

  • EA E
    EA E Monroe, CT
    on May 8, 2012

    its part of the hosta - I have a hosta that does this - for some reason I want to say sombrero - bought it a few years ago when I saw it was a "sun" hosta rather than the normal shady varieties.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    360 Sod (Donna Dixson) Buford, GA
    on May 8, 2012

    I think the term is secondary fasciation. It is an aberration that usually occurs with stress, such as if the plant gets hit with the cold when it is trying to come out, it thinks it dying and sends up a second shoot.

  • Karen M
    Karen M Vero Beach, FL
    on May 8, 2012

    is it growing up from the ground or out of the center of another hosta?

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