Hosta 'Double D Cup'

Registered by Stuart Asch of Michigan in 2017, is a large size (20 inches high by 42 inches wide) sport of H. 'Dean's List'. It is a medium green hosta with a yellow medial (center) variegation. The leaves are broadly ovate, heavily cupped (when mature), moderately folded, slightly corrugated and dull on top. Near white flowers bloom from June into July on scapes 26 to 32 inches tall. It sets viable seeds.

The registration materials state: "...Unusual seasonal variegation. Needs a lot of sun for good color. Larger leaves have wider, more irregular, dark green margins. Emerges later but lasts way into the fall. Deep leaf cupping occurs when plant is fully mature...Emerges a rather dull gray/green color. Variegation starts in June becoming more pronounced through July. Best color and cupping occurs in August."

The originator made the following comment on the Fraternal Order of Seedy Fellows website: "This hosta is wonderfully cupped when it reaches maturity. Very unusual, in that each spring it comes up a rather ugly gray/green in color. Nothing special for sure, and perhaps even looks like it belongs on the compost heap. Come June, a faint variegation first appears, only to become more and more pronounced with the passing summer days. Finally, as July begins, the contrasting colors and variegation come into full contrast. Younger plants have good color, variegation, and some cupping. With maturity comes the best cupping. "

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