Hosta 'Funky Monkey'

Originated by Alttara Scheer of Connecticut and registered on her behalf by the Registrar, Gayle Hatley Alley for The American Hosta Society in 2019, the parentage of this plant is unidentified. This upright growing hosta forms a large size mound about 26 inches high by 48 inches wide with greyish olive-green (NN137A RHS Colour Chart) with a "strong" yellow-green (144C) speckled streaked variegation. The leaves are slightly shiny on top, moderately rippled, elliptical and relatively flat overall with dark purple petioles deeply saturated at the base. Pale lavender flowers bloom from August to September followed by viable seeds. The scapes which are about 26 inches long are deep purple in color at the base and reddish purple on the upper end. They bear creamy to celery colored bracts that stand out against the scape color.

The registration materials state: "...Unusual, variable coloration that is unlike any typical variegation. Shiny, good substance. Best color with more sun as the leaves turn more gold with green speckles. Thus, some leaves seem to have a reverse coloration."

  1. H. 'Monkey Business'
  2. H. 'See No Evil'

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