Hosta 'Fourth of July'
 

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 The 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 The 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."


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