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, lightly wavy, lanceolate and very shiny on top 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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