Hosta 'Abracadabra'

This fast growing sport of H. 'Gold Standard' was registered by Amanda Blake from Australia in 2012. It is a medium size plant (18 inches high by 50 inches wide) with slightly blue-green foliage with a golden yellow marginal variegation. The leaves are ovate, slightly wavy and dull on top. Pale lavender, tubular flowers bloom in January to February in Australia which would be June to July in the Northern Hemisphere (I think).

Don't confuse this with H. 'Ocean Isle Abracadabra' which was also once known as 'Abracadabra' before being renamed.

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal  (2014 Vol. 45 No. 1) states that, "Amanda Blake grows hostas in Lower Barrington, Tasmania in down-under Australia…lived in America (North Carolina) for 40 years, then came back home in 2008…now has about 450 hostas in the shade-house in her nursery, Hos-Tas…When I thought of the name ‘Abracadabra’, I looked up the meaning and it means ‘create as I say’."

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