Hosta 'Candy Cane'

Pauline Banyai of Michigan originated this cultivar and Dr. Ed Elslager of Michigan registered it on her behalf in 1995. It is of unidentified parentage (thought to be H. sieboldii background) and forms a small size mound reaching 7 inches high and 14 inches wide. Bright purple flowers bloom in late July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Ed Elslager received this plant from Pauline Banyai as a seedling. After growing it for several years, he named it and registered it for her. 'Candy Cane' acts like a smaller version of 'Neat Splash Rim'."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Vigorous, fast growing. Suitable for the edge of light woodland. Not suitable as a pot plant."

Sometimes incorrectly labeled 'Banyai's Candy Cane'.


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