Hosta 'Cushing House 1808'

Originated by Ran Lydell of Cooks Nursery and Eagle Bay Gardens in New York, this non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 'Krossa Regal'. It is a large size (30 inches high by 72 inches wide) mound of vase-shaped foliage with a cream margin. The leaves are ovate, slightly wavy, smooth textured and have thick substance. They have a yellow marginal variegation which is wider than a similar hosta, H. 'Regal Splendor'. It has flower scapes up to 5 feet tall that bear medium lavender flowers from late July into August. It does not form seed pods.

An article in The Hosta Journal, Vol. 40 No. 1 -  2009, which stated that Cushing House is an historical building over 200 years old located in Newburyport, Massachusetts.


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