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Plant Type: Hostas

A beautifully variegated large majestic hosta. Large, ovate leaves have green centers with brightly contrasting yellow margins. The margins are heavily rippled and give the leaves a lightly wavy overall effect. White flowers appear above the foliage in midsummer. A showy specimen for the shade!

30″ tall by 86″ wide. Scape 28″ tall. Hardy zone 3-9. White flowers. Foliage is greena nd variegated. Blooms midsummer. Growth is rapid.

From The Hosta Helper:

“Registered by Hans Hansen of Walters Gardens, Inc. of Michigan in 2019, this cultivar is a seedling of an unnamed streaked sport of  H. ‘Niagara Falls’ × H. ‘Empress Wu’. It forms a giant size hosta about 30 inches high by 86 inches wide with green foliage that has a yellow marginal variegation. The ovate shaped leaves are heavily rippled at the margins, dull on top and  slightly wavy. White flowers with striping in the centers bloom from July into August and on one side of the scape only. It sets viable seeds but only a few in number.”

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Green shades, variegated

Plant Spread

86"

Good Companions

Other shade loving plants.

Plant Height

30"

Scape Height

28"

Hardness Zone

3-9

Soil Moisture

Moist and highly organic


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Bloom Time

midsummer

Critter Resistance

Rabbits

Exposure

shade to part sun

Growth Rate

Rapid

Seasonal Interests

mid to late summer