Hosta 'Bette Davis Eyes'

This hybrid of a sibling to H. 'Summer Fragrance' × H. 'Christmas Tree' was registered by Dr. Kevin Vaughn of Massachusetts in 1987. It grows into a large size hosta about 20 inches in height with a spread of 48 inches. The medium to dark green foliage is heavily rippled along the margins. It bears slightly fragrant, pale lavender flowers in August followed by viable seeds.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...may have been named for the interesting way the flowers appear, but its ornamental value lies in the attractively rippled green foliage."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Best in cooler climates and with plenty of moisture...Long-blooming, fragrant flowers."


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