Hosta 'David F. Mahoney'

This cultivar of unidentified parentage (possibly a hybrid of H. 'Frances Williams' × H. montana 'Aureomarginata') which was registered by Steve Chamberlain of New York in 2001. It is an upright growing, blue-green hosta that reaches a giant size about 38 inches high with a spread of around 67 inches. The flowers are near white and borne from late June into August.

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (2009 Vol. 40 No. 1) quoted Steve Chamberlain on his introduction, H. 'Academy Brobdingnagian Viridity', "'s the largest green hosta from my original cross of (H. 'Sieboldiana' × H. montana ) and (H. montana × H. 'Sieboldiana'). I've registered only three out of more than 1,000 seedlings I grew to 8-year maturity: H. 'David F. Mahoney' registered in 2002, 'Academy Blue Titan' in 1999 and now 'Academy Brobdingnagian Viridity' a silly way of saying "Big Green"...Brobdingnagian is from Jonathon Swift's Gulliver's Travels."


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