**Variegated leaves, peach flowers

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  1. olga

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    katsback In Flower

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    Olga, Is that a variegated hosta? Its very pretty.
     
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    I don't know what it is Olga but it sure is pretty. Hopefully someone else can help you identify it.
     
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    I don't think this is a hosta. This one grows about 2ft high.
     



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    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    The flowers almost look like a geranium, but the leaves are wrong. I have looked, but so far nothing. I have a plant book I will check tomorrow if no one else comes up with an ID, as usual it is beautiful.
     
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    Water Canna, canna americanallis variegata Orange with yellow striped leaves. True aquatic canna hybrids. Long slender spade-shaped leaves. Spikes of brilliant colored flowers. Reaches 4-6 ft. in height. Tolerates up to 6" water depth. Hardy zones 7-10.
    Could this be the same plant? I looked up bog plants.Still resembling a hosta i think.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Nope, not a canna. The leaves do have a Hosta look to them and Hostas do range from 18 inches to 36 inches tall with most varieties being between 24 and 36 inches.
    I know I have seen this one somewhere, I will just have to keep looking.
     
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    I thought i was right the first time, by the markings on the leaves, they are definetly hosta,but because olga said it was 2ft tall, i figured she knew there wasnt 2 ft tall hostas.
     
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    Thank's Kat but this one's not a canna. Here's another shot.


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    My first guess of hosta ,i still feel is right.The second guess was a possible.Lets see who can figure this out.
     
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    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat Plants Contributor

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    It looks like a type of Crossandra to me,
    but I admit that I've never seen a variegated variety. :-?

    Very attractive, I'd love it for the foliage alone.
     
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    I think you got it Zuzu!! Mine is just variegated.
    Thank you....
     
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    Yep, ZuZu hit the nail on the head.
     
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    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    Cor Olga, you do have some GREAT plants!
     
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    That is a beauty Olga.I will be looking for one of those for sure.
     

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