Hosta 'Celtic Bouquet'

Registered by Don Dean of Minnesota in 2011, this cultivar is a seedling of [(H. 'Liberty Bell' x (H. 'Urajiro Hachijo' x H. pycnophylla) x H. 'Whimsey')] × [(H. 'Party Favor' x H. 'Grand Slam')]. It is a large size hosta about 22 inches high by 41 inches wide with medium green foliage. The leaves are moderately corrugated, nearly round, slightly wavy, slightly cupped, slightly twisted and very shiny on top. Flowers with a red purple base bloom from June into July on scapes up to 29 inches tall.

According to the registration materials: "...heavy substance, deep impressed veins, black scapes with green bracts, inflorescence leaves medium green with rose pink centers..."

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term urajiro as white-backed or white underside.

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (2014 Vol. 45 No. 2) states that, "H. 'Liberty Bell' crossed with ('Urajiro Hachijo' × H. pycnophylla) is a favorite pod parent of Don's (Don Dean). He used it to produce H. 'Celtic Bouquet' and H. 'Peek-a-boo Purple', both registered in 2011, and H. 'Ebony Towers' and H. 'Garnet Spires', in 2005. (Special Note: Parentages of 'Garnet Spires' and 'Peek-a-boo Purple' were corrected in the 2013 Registrations issue..."


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