Hosta 'Bud Is Wiser'

This non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 'Blue Mammoth' from Bud Martin of Georgia. It forms a medium size hosta about 14 inches high by 39 inches wide with dark green foliage that has a white medial (center) variegation. The leaves are narrowly ovate and slightly wavy. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "I've now seen specimens in two different gardens and neither resembles what a sport of 'Blue Mammoth' should be. The foliage was definitely Fortunei -like...Both were dead ringers for 'Night before Christmas'. A true white-centered sport of 'Blue Mammoth' should display at least 14 vein pairs, a thick underside bloom, and near-white flowers from mid-June into July."

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