Hosta 'Atlantis'
 

A tetraploid sport of H. 'Abba Dabba Do', this cultivar was originated by Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina and registered by Hans Hansen of Minnesota in 2004. It was given a U.S. Patent in 2006. Forms a large size plant about 22 inch high mound which is about 48 inches wide. The leaves are twisted, ovate and heart shaped. Pale lavender flowers bloom from late June into July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Plants Delight Nursery listed this as being a tetraploid form of 'Abba Dabba Do'."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Thrives in hotter climates...Leaves with heavier substance and wider margins than its parent. The eye-catching wide, even band of golden-yellow variegation with only slight feathering into the green base color."

The patent application lists the following as similar cultivars: "The variegation pattern is similar to the parent plant 'Abba Dabba Do’, however the margins of 'Atlantis' are significantly wider. 'Atlantis' has a similar leaf variegation pattern to 'Satisfaction' (unpatented) and H. montana Aureo Marginata'. In comparison to 'Atlantis’, the leaves of 'Satisfaction' are broader, more heart-shaped, and lack the terminal twist at the leaf apex. 'Aureo Marginata' differs from 'Atlantis' in having a more mounded, less upright plant habit, leaf blades that curve more downward and leaf blades that lack the twist at the apex."

Similar cultivars include H. 'American Icon'.


United States Patent: PP17093  (2006)

Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘Atlantis’, a sport of Hosta ‘Abba Dabba Do’, that is characterized by its unique variegated foliage with green centers and wide yellow-green margins comprising about on third of the leaf area. ‘Atlantis’ is a large Hosta with an upright, mounded habit, a vigorous growth rate, and lavender flowers held on upright scapes in mid summer.

 
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