Hosta 'Emerald Gem'
 

This cultivar of unidentified parentage was originated by David Stone of Connecticut and registered on his behalf by Peter Ruh of Ohio in 1991. It is a small size plant growing about 9 inches high with a spread of 25 inches. The leaves start the season gold in color but change to chartreuse as the season progresses. Purple flowers bloom in July.

This cultivar was named by Henry and Frank Payne of Piedmont Gardens.

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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 #8 and was described as "Small, compact, spreading plant, yellow triangular-shaped leaves, glossy back, stain-sheen, rippled, turns emerald green as summer progresses, flowers lavender, named by Payne."




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