Hosta 'Cloud Illusions'


Registered by Don Dean of Minnesota in 2022, this cultivar is a seedling of {[H. 'Liberty Bell' × (H. 'Urajiro Hachijo' × H. pycnophylla)] × H. laevigata} × H. 'Fire Island'} × H. 'Mister Red Genes'. (**For clarity sake, the hostas in Red are the background of the unnamed pod parent and the one in Green is the pollen parent of this cultivar.)

This upright growing plant is a large size hosta about 24 inches high by 37 inches wide. Its foliage is medium green and is slightly folded, slightly corrugated, heavily wavy and has tips that curve downward. Purplish red "fuchsia" flowers which have a pale lavender color inside with darker lavender centers bloom from late July into August on scapes up to 41 inches tall. It sets seed in burgundy colored pods but their viability was unknown at the time of registration.

The registration materials state: "Very wavy leaves with proportional, vibrant, deep red flower scapes that carry clusters of fuchsia-colored blooms."

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