Hosta 'Frensham Apple and Bramble Tart'


Registered by June Colley and John Baker of England in 2020, this upright growing cultivar is a seedling of H. longipes hypoglauca × unnamed seedling of H. Tardiana Group. It is a miniature size hosta about 4.5 inches high by 16.5 inches wide with blue-green foliage that has a mostly yellow medial (center) variegation. The ovate leaves are slightly rippled, slightly wavy and have a glaucous bloom on top. The petioles are bright red early in the season but change to reddish-purple later. Medium lavender, bell-shaped flowers with interior white stripes bloom from August into September on scapes 8 to 10 inches tall. It does not set seeds.

The registration materials state: "...Small, red-legged clump of two-toned leaves...emerges blue-green then develops yellow centers then turns blue-green again by October."


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