Hosta 'Captain Kirk'

A sport of H. 'Gold Standard', this cultivar was registered by Kirk Brill of Iowa in 1999. Its broadly ovate leaves grow to 23 inches in height and 42 inches in width. Pale lavender blooms appear from mid-July into August. This is a 'Fortunei' type hosta. It does not form seeds.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...differs from 'Gold Standard' in having a much wider dark green margin."

From the Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "...certainly brought something new to the hosta world and differed significantly from 'Striptease',...can be effective as a specimen and in small groups..."

       
   

These 2010 photos come from the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside, tours and vendors at the 2010 American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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