Hosta 'Emperor's New Clothes'

Originated by Hans Hansen of Walters Gardens, Inc. of Michigan, this cultivar was registered in 2021 as a sport of H. 'Empress Wu'. It is a small to medium size (21 inches high by 41 inches wide) hosta with dark green foliage that has greenish white streaked variegation. The ovate leaves are relatively flat and slightly wavy. It bears near white, tubular shape flowers with stripes from June into July and rarely sets viable seeds.

According to the Registration materials: "Unusual speckled leaf variegation...Most white in the spring, gaining more flecks as the season progresses...."


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