H. montana 'Emma Foster'
 

A tissue culture sport of H. montana 'Aureomarginata', this cultivar was registered by Eugene S. Foster of New York in 1985. A medium size (18 inches high) plant, the leaves start the spring as bright gold and turn more chartreuse as the season progresses. Very pale lavender flowers bloom in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This plant regularly sports out of H. montana 'Aureomarginata' when it is propagated in tissue culture. Unfortunately, it has been a very weak grower and there are only a few well-grown clumps in existence. Gene Foster named this cultivar for his wife."

"Plant is a yellow form of H. montana. Reported to be two-thirds the size of the species, but this size has not yet been reached and verified; most plants seen are much smaller than the description."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Mountain Sunrise' and H. 'Ōgon Oba'.

 
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