A revolution in hosta color patterns!
Dark green leaves have large, cream centers with soft green speckling in the spring; speckles darken by midsummer
Best color is achieved in open shade
Leaves are of heavy substance; possibly a tetraploid
Lavender, tubular flowers are borne on 22" scapes in midsummer
A sport of H. 'Loyalist'
Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
Intro Year: 2000
Breeder: Gert van Eijk-Bos
Introducer: Walters Gardens, Inc.
Parentage: 'Loyalist' sport
Origin: Not Native to North America
Height: 18 Inches
Spread: 24 Inches
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Variegated
Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) to Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Midsummer
How's your soil?: Average Soil to Fertile Soil
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*Info and photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.