Hosta 'Gay Blade'

This large size (20 inches high) hybrid of an unnamed seedling ("P14-3" × H. 'Resonance') × H. 'Halcyon' was registered by Wm and Eleanor Lachman of Massachusetts in 1988. It has a good growth rate and the medium lavender flowers appear in August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...'Gay Blade' may be thought of as "the hosta for all seasons". I've seen 'Gay Blade' growing in a variety of gardens across the U.S. From May to October and it always looks great."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Vigorous, easy to grow...Leaves last well into autumn."


In answer to a question about growing smaller hostas that appeared in The Hosta Journal (2012 Vol. 43 No. 2), Sandie Markland of North Carolina commented, "There two smaller hostas that really stand out among the many I have grown over the years: H. 'Gay Blade' and the truly diminutive, 'Gaijin'...I have grown both of these beauties for the past 15 years and still have the original plants I purchased as a budding collector in 1997. I think that really says something about the plant!"



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