I bought some bagged hosta roots, but one of the bags had an additional plant
(meaning, it didn't
subtract from the number of "acutal" hostas supposedly in the bag) that looks
What is this, some kind of daylily, maybe?
Looks like Daylily roots to me, do you see any signs of a "crown" or
I'd pot it up in at laest a 1-gallon pot, fill the pot with siol, form
a cone in the center at least 2/3 of the way to the top of the pot.
Drap the roost over and around the "cone" and then fill in with
additional soil. Do not cover the very top of the roots, at least not
until new growth starts, then only about an inch of soil . Water it
thoroughly and then not again until it is growing. Place in a warm
spot with bright light and just see what happens.
Daylilies are pretty tough plants and you would be surprised by how
little of a root system is needed to grow a new plant (as long as there
is some "crown" there).
Good luck, and do let us know what comes of it.
I can (on closer inspection) tell the top from the bottom. The tiny fiberous
roots on the bottom
didn't look much different than the tiny fiberous shreds of last year's stem at
that top, though.
Now that I think about it, though, I suppose it could also possibly be a dahlia
Simplest thing to do is plant it and see what grows! It doesn't even
come close to looking like a Dahlia root to me; I'm sticking with
daylily or an odd Hosta (the two are closely related, whereas the
Dahlia is from a totally different plant family).
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