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 into a large size hosta about 23 inches in height and around 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..."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Vigorous, a fairly rapid increaser. Requires regular division of the clump to keep the most pleasing proportion between the leaf blade and margin...Differs from its parent in having thicker leaves and a narrower central variegation, and in holding its color better."

       

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

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