Hosta 'El Capitan'

Wm and Eleanor Lachman of Massachusetts registered this seedling of H. 'Beatrice' in 1987. This very large size plant grows to 26 inches in height and spreads to about 50 inches wide. The leaves are moderately corrugated, slightly wavy and have good substance. In late July, it bears medium lavender flowers followed by viable seeds.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Useful as a border specimen or for background planting. Lovely with blue-leaved hostas...Transitional celadon streaking and misting."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Carnival', H. 'Celebrity' and H. 'Standing Ovation'.


These 2010 photos come from the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside in Michigan, tours and vendors at the 2010 American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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