Hosta 'Barkskin Blue'


Registered by Monty Carlson and Julie Carlson of Northernair Hostas in Minnesota in 2022, this cultivar is a seedling of [(H. longipes latifolia 'Urajiro Hachijo' ×  H. 'Elvis Lives') × F2 seedling of H. longipes latifolia 'Urajiro Hachijo'] × (seedling of  H. 'Riptide').

(**For clarity sake, the hostas in Red are the background of the unnamed pod parent and the one in Green is the pollen parent of this cultivar.)

It is a large size hosta about 19 inches high by 45 inches wide with blue-green leaves. The foliage is elliptical and moderately cupped. Bell-shaped, medium lavender flowers with stripes bloom from August into September followed by viable seeds.

The registration materials state: "Blue, canoe shaped leaves."

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