Hosta 'Bob Axmear'

Originated by Bob Axmear, this non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 'Gray Cole' has blue-green foliage with creamy white streaked variegation and is similar in appearance to H. 'Dorothy Benedict'. It is a giant size (29 inches high) mound that has heavily corrugated foliage with thick substance. In late June, this plant produces near white flowers in dense clusters followed by viable seeds. Near white flowers bloom from late June into July.

Hybridizer, Bill Meyer, was quoted on The American Hosta Society website as saying, “It sets very well, rarely missing a flower, and the seed germinates perfectly. The seedlings grow much better than DB (H. Dorothy Benedict) seedlings - usually twice as fast, and exhibit a good range. Overall, this is a top-notch hybridizing plant that can't be topped for H. 'Sieboldiana' parentage. The first (and only) time it was auctioned it went for $953!"

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