Hosta 'Eagle's Nest'
 

This very slow growing, large size plant is a tissue culture sport of H. 'Sum and Substance' which was registered by Ran Lydell of Cooks Nursery and Eagle Bay Gardens in New York in 2000. It grows over 17 inches high and 33 inches wide. The leaves are cupped, moderately corrugated and have very thick substance. It bears medium lavender flowers from late July into August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Include 'Eagle's Nest' in the "gottahave" category of hostas. It differs from 'Sum and Substance' not only in having green-centered foliage, but also in mound and leaf sizes and flowering habit...a relative dwarf when compared to 'Sum and Substance', 'Sum It Up' or 'Sum of All'...less than half the size of a fully grown 'Sum and Substance'."

From the Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "...one might expect 'Eagle's Nest' to be similar to either 'Lady Isobel Barnett' (narrow margin) or 'Sum of All' (wide margin). It resembles neither."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Unlike most other sports of H. 'Sum and Substance', the leaves are smaller with distinct cupping and the plant is somewhat slower growing. Blooms are tightly clustered just above the foliage mound."

Similar cultivars include H. 'American Idol' and H. 'Lodestar'.

 
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