Hosta 'Abana'

Registered by Dirk Dupré of Belgium in 2010, this cultivar is a sport of H. 'Chinese Sunrise'. It grows to a medium size about 11 inches high by 19 inches wide. The dark green foliage has a yellow medial (center) variegation which turns to green as the season progresses. Its leaves are slightly rippled, slightly wavy, lanceolate and very shiny on topen-pollinated seedling en-pollinated seedling with red dots on the petioles. The flowers bloom from mid-July into August.

This name could refer to a region of Turkey or the Barada River near Damascus identified as Abana in the Bible.

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