J.C. Taylor and
Tony Avent of
Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina
registered this cultivar of unidentified parentage in 1993. The large size plant grows to about 18 inches in
height with a spread of 45 inches. Its green foliage is
lanceolate, slightly rippled and has red petioles. The purple
flowers bloom in July.
In an article about hybridizing by
Tony Avent in
Hosta Journal (1996 Vol. 27 No. 1), Tony gives the
following comments on cultivars he has introduced: "H. 'Fourth of July' - This
is a J.C. Taylor hybrid that he was discarding. A kikutii-like leaf, but nice
tall flower scapes in late season...very different...used in breeding."
A Photo Essay article by
Steve Chamberlain in
Hosta Journal (2010 Vol. 41 No. 1) makes comments about
H. 'Fourth of July, " J.C. Taylor and
Tony Avent registered this cultivar in
1993. As the clump matures, it forms a mound of cascading, elongated, medium
green leaves that provide very interesting texture."