Hosta 'Chromosphere'

Registered by Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2010, this cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Ogon Tachi' × H. 'English Sunrise'. It is a medium size hosta that grows to around 14 inches in height with a spread of about 29 inches. The golden yellow foliage is ovate, slightly wavy and slightly shiny on top. Tubular flowers bloom from mid-July into August on scapes up to 30 inches tall.

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term ogon or oogon as gold or yellow and the term tachi as upright, 'Tachi Gibōshi' or H. rectifolia.

The chromosphere is a reddish gaseous layer immediately above the photosphere of the sun or another star. Together with the corona, it constitutes the star's outer atmosphere.


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