Hosta 'Birchwood Elegance'

This huge H. 'Sieboldiana' x H. 'FRW No. 382' seedling of dark green, wavy, slightly corrugated foliage was registered by The American Hosta Society on behalf of the originator, Florence Shaw of Massachusetts as part of her "Birchwood" series in 1986 although it had been in the trade since the 1960's. It bears near white flowers from late June into July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...'Birchwood Elegance' is a much-admired plant. Several collectors and nurserymen have indicated to me that this was their favorite hosta. It makes a very large size mound of graceful, green foliage that can be used as a background plant."


"The giant leaves are a very dark green, almost blackish. A big clump develops rapidly and becomes as large as most clumps of 'Sum and Substance'. The plant is excellent in the background, either as a specimen or hedge. There is no noticeable yellowing until very late in the fall. It sells for $10.00..."


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