Hosta 'Gaga'


Oops! Sure looks as if this big chartreuse hosta is clearly labeled as H. 'Gaga'. Unfortunately, the actual 'Gaga' is a 10 inch high mound with thin, elliptic shaped leaves. We will try to get a true picture next summer.

This seedling selection of unidentified parentage was originated by Russ O'Harra of Iowa and registered on his behalf by Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009. This small size plant grows to only 10 inches in height with a spread of 24 inches. The leaf margins are slightly wavy and the flowers which appear in August do not open and are purple in color.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states in its Miniature Hostas chapter: "Vivid leaf color and glossy surface will lighten up a shaded border. Still rare but deserves to be better known...Flowers remain closed."

According to The Genus HOSTA by W. George Schmid (1991), this  cultivar is spelled H. 'Ga-Ga'. It describes the plant as being only 4 inches high by 6 inches wide but the other traits are the same as listed above.

bullet H. 'Ground Sulphur'
bullet H. 'Kiwi Golden Thimble'
bullet H. 'Little Stiffy'
bullet H. 'O'Harra'
bullet H. sieboldii 'Subcrocea'

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