Hosta 'Cutting Edge'

Registered jointly by Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict and Hideko Gowen in 1999, this cultivar is a hybrid of H. 'Salute' x H. pycnophylla. A medium size (16 inches high) plant with narrowly ovate leaves that fold inward, it has pale lavender flowers in mid summer.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Among the many cultivars with rippled margins, 'Cutting Edge' ranks near the top. The way the leaves are folded exposes the white undersides and seems to accentuate the rippled effect. This is a must for any complete hosta collection."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009) states: "Slow to assume its mature characteristics but well worth the wait...The leaf edge sometimes furls upward revealing the distinctly thickly powdered white underside."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Permanent Wave' and H. 'Totally Twisted'.

       

 

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