Hosta 'Academy Flora'
 

This medium size (12 inches high by 24 inches wide) cultivar of unidentified parentage was registered in 1999 by Steve Chamberlain of New York. It has medium green foliage and bears fragrant, pale lavender flowers in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...described...as having a "very unique floral display"..."

The Hosta Journal, (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2), contained an article in which several Hostaphiles were asked to give a brief list of their favorite hosta flowers. This plant was included in that list.

An article about favorite flowering hostas by Steve Chamberlain in The Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2) says, "My four favorites are: (1) H. plantaginea - when it blossoms, there is just nothing like it. Size, purity of white, fragrance! (2) H. ventricosa - the ark purple gets me every time. (3) H. 'Academy Flora' - the pale lavender flowers are arrayed 360░ around the short scapes. You can grow this one for the flowers in a non-hosta garden. (4) H. 'Matthew J. Walton' - an H. ventricosa hybrid...with very large leaves and very large bell-shaped blooms. The color isn't quite as dark as the species, but the scapes are fairly tall and the flowers spectacular."


 
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