Hosta 'Cowrie'
 

This non-registered hosta is a tissue culture sport of H. 'Wide Brim' from Walters Gardens, Inc. of Michigan The dark green foliage has a thin, yellow to white marginal variegation. Its leaves are wavy, cupped and develop some corrugation. Lavender flowers bloom from mid-July into August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Include this one in your collection of "oddball" hostas alongside 'Praying Hands', 'Tortifrons', 'Corkscrew', and 'Outhouse Delight'."

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (2003 Vol. 34 No. 1) states that, "In my view, boat-shaped or "keeled" is a better descriptor than folded. The leaf blade curves upward from the midrib similar to how a canoe looks...H. 'Stetson', 'Cowrie', 'Banana Boat', and 'Blue Canoe' are some other hostas with this folded or keeled leaf shape."



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