Hosta 'Cherry Berry'

A 1991 registration by Bill & Eleanor Lachman, it is a hybrid of two unnamed seedlings (a seedling x H. 'Flamboyant' crossed with a H. 'Beatrice' seedling x Hosta sieboldiana 'Frances Williams'). Its name reflects the fact that it has red flower scapes and purple flowers in late season.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "When grown properly, 'Cherry Berry' becomes an attractive mound of white-centered foliage that produces purple flowers on bright red scapes. Unfortunately, it has proven to be a finicky grower. I've seen some beautiful specimens, but I've also heard many people complain that they cannot get 'Cherry Berry' to reach maturity."

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