Hosta 'Eleanor J Reath'

Dr. David Reath of Michigan registered this cross of H. 'Frances Williams' × H. 'Sieboldiana' in 1986. It makes a giant size (30 inches high) mound of heavily corrugated leaves with thick substance. Near white flowers bloom atop 34 inch high scapes from mid-June into July.

The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), says that this plant falls into a group in the H. 'Sieboldiana' species and consists of "registered seedlings that have either 'Elegans' or an 'Elegans' sport (e.g. 'Frances Williams', 'Northern Halo', etc.) as a parent. All of these have blue-green foliage and represent the range of 'Elegans' types that can be found."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Gray Cole', H. 'Ryan's Big One', and H. 'Blue Mammoth'.


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