Hosta 'Challenger'


A seedling of H. 'Fortunei Gigantea', this cultivar was registered by Eunice V. Fisher of Wisconsin in 1971. It grows into a large size hosta with a height of around 23 inches and a clump spread of 56 inches. The leaves have a deeply lobed base and come to a point at the tip. Pale lavender flowers begin to bloom in late June.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...mainly of historical interest, being one of the first registered cultivars by The American Hosta Society. Eunice Fisher (1973) stated that it was her first attractive seedling..."


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