Hosta 'Alex Summers'

A sport of H. 'Gold Regal', this cultivar was registered by Vic Santa Lucia in 1989. It is a large size hosta which stands 22 inches high and 41 inches wide with lavender flowers in July.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Site in morning sun in cooler climates to intensify the leaf color. In deep shade, the colors remain muted. Slow to moderate growth rate."

Note: Alex Summers was a noted hybridizer and one of the organizers of The American Hosta Society.

       

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These 2010 photos were taken at the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside in Michigan, tours and vendors at The American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens in Ohio, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

 

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