Hosta 'American Halo'

This white edged sport of H. 'Northern Halo' was registered by Van Wade of Wade and Gatton Nursery (Closed 2019) 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. '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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