Hosta 'Gertie'

Frank Riehl of Iowa originated cultivar is a sport of H. 'Pearl Lake' which was registered on his behalf by Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009. The  dark green foliage has chartreuse and green streaked variegation. This is a medium size (17 inches high by 31 inches wide) mound of heart shaped foliage that is slightly wavy, moderately corrugated and dull on top. It forms tubular, pale lavender flowers in July with many blooms per scape.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "...Not as vigorous as its parent. Moderate growth rate...One of a very few streaky breeders of H. nakaiana ancestry. Has a fine display of flowers." Note: This source erroneously states that H. 'Veronica Lake' was the mother plant.


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