Hosta 'Great Escape'

An H. 'Halcyon' sport, this cultivar was registered by Jan van den Top of the Netherlands and Witteman & Co. was granted a U.S. patent in 2008. It has the same characteristics as its mother plant except for the leaf variegation. The plant forms a medium size mound and bears pale bluish lavender flowers in late July.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "A splendid newer introduction deserving of a prominent place in any collection...Shapely leaves with very wide ivory margins."


An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. 'Blue Ivory', H. 'Firn Line' and H. 'Great Escape'.


United States Patent: PP19003  (2008)

Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Great Escape’, characterized by its broadly spreading foliage with upright flower scapes; green and white variegated foliage; violet-colored flowers that are positioned above the foliage on strong scapes; and good garden performance.


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