Hosta 'Grandaddy Red Legs'

This plant, as you can see, was incorrectly labeled as "Gradaddy Redleg".

This medium size (18 inches high by 30 inches wide) cultivar is an open-pollinated seedling of H. longipes hypoglauca from Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan which was registered by Rod Kuenster of Iowa in 2010. The dark green foliage is lanceolate, flat and slightly shiny on top with dark red petioles. Lavender, tubular flowers with stripes bloom from mid-August into September.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...rivals 'One Man's Treasure' for the hosta with the best red petioles."



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