Hosta 'Emerald Necklace'

This 1994 registrant by Bob Kuk of Kuk's Forest in Ohio is a sport of a seedling of H. 'Tardiflora'. It forms a medium size (16 inches high by 32 inches wide) plant with puckered foliage that is shiny on the underside. The creamy white center of the leaf turns green as the summer progresses. Medium purple flowers bloom from late July into mid-August followed by viable seeds.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Not a difficult hosa to cultivate in the right situation. Careful placement between too much sun and too much shade is necessary for the interesting color changes...Grow as a foreground specimen or on a raised bed for best effect...At its best in midsummer while the contrasting colors of the center and margin are at their height."


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