I received this hosta as a gift several years ago, and for some reason I have never been able to remember its name… which never mattered very much because I could always look it up on the nursery tag stuck into the soil.

Then one day last summer I went to check the name (again) and discovered that the tag was missing.

I think the name is one word and I will know it if I hear it or see it, but I have been unable to match this hosta with a name for over a year now, and it is driving me nuts.

This hosta measures 35 inches by 40 inches. The mound is twelve inches tall. Each mature leaf is approximately 4 1/2 inches wide and 5 1/2 inches long and has nine vein pairs.

Can you help me identify this hosta?

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I think it is the Hosta Antoinette.

aileen g

I have a antoinette hosta and it does look similar to your photo but my hosta has wavy things on the leaves and the leaves are more shinney.

Dayle Ann

Gosh, the leaf is a little smaller than most, but except for that, I’d say Hosta Fortunei Aureomarginata. It seems to fit otherwise, in terms of size, leaf pattern and glossiness, vein pairs. Does that ring a bell?


It looks like a Wide Brim Hosta to me.

Dayle Ann

With my collection growing, and the tendency for my tags to misplace themselves (!), I decided to start keeping track of my hostas using my computer’s database. What I’ve done in the past is make a notebook with all my plants, notes about them, when I planted them, and a map of where they are in my garden. Not only useful to me, but once when I sold a house I’d lived in for 25 years, I gave my notebook to the new owners. They were thrilled. They got the cat, too!


I have this particular hosta and I was told at the nursery it was a Hosta Greenwood and my neighbor swears its a Hosta Diana, developed in rememeberence of Princess Diana. They grow almost like a weed here in Florida and some of the “wild” ones look like it too.