Hosta 'A Many-splendored Thing'
 

This hybrid of H. 'Dorothy Benedict' × H. hypoleuca was registered by Dr. Ed Elslager of Michigan in 1999. The cultivar forms a large size (24 inches high by 43 inches wide) mound of moderately corrugated foliage. It has pale lavender flowers from late June into July followed by viable seeds.

Mark Zilis (2009) says that this cultivar was "...registered as 'A Many-Splendered Thing' but corrected to 'A Many-splendered Thing' (Stevenson 2001) to comply with the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants 1995..."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Requires plenty of moisture. Slow to increase but eventually makes a superb specimen plant...The glossy leaves of heavy substance emphasize the attractive marginal variegation which, in well-cultivated plants, exhibits some celadon and chartreuse streaks in the transitional areas."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Band of Gold'.

"In the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants 1995, Article 17.6 dictates that all words should have an initial capital letter, with the following exceptions. Words that follow a hyphen, conjunctions and prepositions, other than those which are the first word in the epithet. Exceptions are also given where linguistic custom dictates otherwise.

The following hosta cultivar epithets should be corrected as follows: ‘A Many-Splendored Thing’ to ‘A Many-splendored Thing’..."

 
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