Hosta 'Catherine'

A sport of H. 'Halcyon', this cultivar was registered by Gerardus Heemskerk of Heemskerk Vaste Planten in the Netherlands in 2011.  It is a medium size plant growing to about 16 inches in height with a spread of 28 inches. The blue-green foliage has creamy yellow to white medial (center) variegation. Leaves are moderately flat, slightly shiny on top and dull on the bottom with a tapered base. Lavender, bell-shaped flowers bloom from July into August. It has thick substance and is sun tolerant.


An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. 'Catherine', H. 'Cream Topping', H. 'Dinner Jacket',  H. 'Grand Marquee', H. 'High Society', H. 'Magic Island', H. 'Timeless Beauty' and H. 'Touch of Class'.


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