Hosta plantaginea 'Aphrodite'

According to The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), "As a foliage plant 'Aphrodite' is no different from Hosta plantaginea and it can be utilized in the same ways in the landscape. Once in bloom, though, it takes on its distinctive character. The fully double flowers are very fragrant and very large."

This non-registered plant forms a large (24 inches high) mound of shiny leafed foliage. The flowers appear in late summer or early fall.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "One of the greatest hostas ever introduced...There is some debate as to how many petals 'Aphrodite' should possess, but the typical number ranges from ten to twenty. As for double-flowered hostas, it should be kept moist during the hottest times of the summer or the flower buds will turn brown and abort."

Similar cultivars include H. 'White Fairy'.

Sports of this cultivar include H. 'Athena', H. plantaginea 'Venus' and H. 'Viette Eighteen'.

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