Hosta 'Ebony Spires'


This is a fast growing hybrid of H. 'Urajiro Hachijo' × H. 'John Wargo' was registered by Don Dean of Minnesota in 1999. It is a large size plant about 20 inches tall by 48 inches wide with has dark green foliage. The leaves are narrowly ovate, moderately wavy and shiny on top. It bears purple flowers in August.

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term urajiro as white-backed or white underside.


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