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Hosta 'Emerald Spade'

Originated by Peter Postlewaite of Illinois, this cultivar was registered in 2021 as an open-pollinated seedling of H. ventricosa 'Aureomaculata'. It is a small to medium size (11 inches high by 34 inches wide) hosta with dark green foliage. The ovate leaves are relatively flat and slightly shiny on top. It bears pale purple, tubular shape flowers with stripes from mid-July into August.

According to the Registration materials: "Vigorous hybrid with small to medium size dark green leaves.  Purple flowers appear two weeks later than H. ventricosa species...becomes slightly more green later in the season..."

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