H. 'American Halo'

This white edged sport of H. sieboldiana 'Northern Halo' was registered by Van Wade of Ohio in 1999. It forms a large size (24 inches high by 70 inches wide) mound and has thick substance to its leaves. The near white flowers are borne from June into July. They have a pale lavender stripes on the petals and bear viable seeds.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...'American Halo' was selected as an improved form of H. sieboldiana 'Northern Halo', a much-maligned cultivar with several divergent clones."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Slow to establish but eventually becomes a huge mound...Winner of the 2002 Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Hosta Award...Larger than its parent with a wider leaf margin."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Barbara Ann' and H. 'Northern Exposure'.


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