Hosta 'Ginsu Knife'

This hybrid of H. 'Iron Gate Supreme' H. 'Green Fountain', was registered by Bob Solberg of Green Hills Farms in North Carolina in 2002. It is a medium size (18 inches high by 40 inches wide) plant that has intensely rippled, wavy leaves with serrated margins. The whitish flowers that bloom in July are slightly fragrant.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "When Bob Solberg showed me 'Ginsu Knife' in 1998, I was impressed with the combination of marginal variegation and many irregular marginal ripples. In the garden it exhibits great distinction, making it immediately recognizable and a tremendous specimen at the same time."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "The leaves can be rather flaccid. Unstable variegation can produce streaking into the center of the blade and has now produced a streaked form...a superb, distinct, recent introduction...A dramatically arching, serrated leaf accentuated by an exaggeratedly twisted tip."

Sports include H. 'Ginsu Knife Supreme' and H. 'Machete'.



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