Hosta 'First Dance'

Originated by Walters Gardens, Inc. of Michigan, this non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 'Dancing Queen'.  This is a large size hosta about 24 inches tall by 58 inches wide with yellow foliage that has a thin, rippled, dark green marginal variegation. The yellow turns to chartreuse as the season progresses. Pale lavender flowers bloom on tall, arching stems from July into August followed by fertile seeds.

An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. 'Amalia', H. 'Dancing Darling' and H. 'First Dance'.

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