Hosta 'Ebony Towers'

This cultivar is a hybrid of (H. 'Liberty Bell ’ × (H. 'Urajiro Hachijo' × H. pycnophylla)) × (H. 'Urajiro Hachijo' × H. pycnophylla) which was registered by Don Dean of Minnesota in 2005. It is a large size (20 inches high by 45 inches wide) hosta with dark green foliage that is heavily rippled, moderately twisted, slightly corrugated and deeply wavy. Pale purple, tubular flowers bloom from mid-August into October.

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.

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (2014 Vol. 45 No. 2) states that, "H. 'Liberty Bell' crossed with ('Urajiro Hachijo' × H. pycnophylla) is a favorite pod parent of Don's (Don Dean). He used it to produce H. 'Celtic Bouquet' and H. 'Peek-a-boo Purple', both registered in 2011, and H. 'Ebony Towers' and H. 'Garnet Spires', in 2005. (Special Note: Parentages of 'Garnet Spires' and 'Peek-a-boo Purple' were corrected in the 2013 Registrations issue..."


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