Hosta 'Cross Stitch'

This hybrid of two unnamed seedlings called "T44-01" x "T44-02", this cultivar was registered by Peter Ruh of Ohio and Wm Zumbar of Ohio in 1992. It forms a large size mound of green, shiny foliage that is puckered along the outer edges. The clump is about 28 inches high with a spread of around 54 inches. Its leaves have a distinctive tip and are deeply lobed at the base. Pale purple flowers bloom from late July into August followed by viable seeds.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states in its Hosta Hybrids for Connoisseurs chapter: "Origin: H. 'Hirao Supreme'selfed...Makes an interesting specimen whose leaves should be seen at close range...Veins have a gathered, stitchlike effect producing heavy seersuckering in the spaces between."

bullet H. 'Hirao Majesty'
bullet H. 'Hirao Supreme'

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