Hosta 'Duchess'

This sport of a seedling of H. nakaiana, this cultivar was registered by Robert Savory of Savory's Gardens in Minnesota in 1982. The narrow, wavy leaves are green with a marginal variegation that starts the season greenish yellow but changes to white by the end of the summer. It is a small size plant growing to around 8 inches in height with a spread of 22 inches.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...has not been widely grown, despite its attractive variegation, good growth rate, and purple flowers."

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "A pretty plant needing good light that will provide plenty of color contrast in a mixed planting. Ideal for the larger pot or container. Expect it to grow larger than the declared size."


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