Hosta 'Climax'

Dr. Lloyd (Gil) Jones of Michigan registered this sport of H. 'High Noon' in 2000. It forms a large, upright mound up to 26 inches high and with a width of about 40 inches. Pale lavender flowers bloom in late June.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Best planted in a border with other hostas or foliage plants of a plainer color...later fades to ivory white."


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. 'Afternoon Delight', H. 'Climax' and H. 'Goodness Gracious'.


  1. H. 'Afterglow' (Walters)

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