Hosta 'Emerald Scepter'

Registered by Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2003, this cultivar is a tissue culture sport of H. 'Golden Tiara'. The plant grows into a small size hosta about 9 inches in height with a spread of around 23 inches. Its pale purple flowers are borne in mid-July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...we thought it to be a reversed form of 'Golden Tiara'. That would have made it very close to 'Emerald Tiara', but it is not. Instead, the foliage colors lighten considerably, making it less vigorous than 'Emerald Tiara' and smaller at maturity."

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (2002 Vol. 33 No. 1) quotes Tony Avent "Although H. 'Stolen Kiss' was introduced as a sport of H. 'Cheatin Heart', it is actually a sport from the Tiara Group...probably H. 'Emerald Scepter'...When we compared it to the Tiara Group plants that were in flower here, the flowering habit was identical, as were the growth and form. I talked to Jim Anderson, who acknowledged that 'anything is possible'."


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