Hosta 'Five O'Clock Shadow'

A sport of H. 'High Noon', this cultivar was registered by Bob Solberg of Green Hill Farm in North Carolina in 2000. It forms a large size (22 inches high by 36 inches wide) mound of blue-centered, chartreuse margined foliage. The leaves are slightly folded, slightly convex and broadly ovate in shape. Pale lavender flowers appear from late June into July followed by viable seeds.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Moderate growth rate. Very muted margin can attain a width of 1 in. (2˝ cm)."

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (2006 Vol. 37 No. 1) quotes Bob Solberg saying, "H. 'Five O'clock Somewhere' comes from H. 'Five O'clock Shadow'. The Jimmy Buffet and Alan Jackson song, It's Five O'clock Somewhere was a huge hit when I was seeking a name for this sport."

"2000 registration: H. ‘Five O’clock Shadow’ This name was registered incorrectly. It should have been registered as H.‘Five O’Clock Shadow’."



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