Hosta 'Eireann'

This cultivar of unidentified parentage was registered by Peter Ruh of Ohio in 1991 on behalf of the originator, David Stone of Connecticut. The medium to large size hosta appears to have H. 'Fortunei' in its background. The leaves start the season light blue-green but change to green later. They are slightly wavy, ovate and have a thick bloom on the bottom. Pale lavender flowers bloom from mid-July into August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...many similarities to 'Fortunei Hyacinthina' and 'Fortunei Obscura'."

Named for Peter Ruh's grandson.

In The Hosta Journal (1992 Vol. 23 No. 1) there is an article by Peter Ruh about the so-called David Stone Medium hostas which went by a numbering system that started with DSM. This cultivar was called DSM #18 and was described as "Medium, leaves dull-green with glaucous back, spade-shaped and slightly wavy, flowers off white."

This is the Gaelic term for Ireland.

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