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."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Aristocrat', H. 'El Nino', H. 'First Frost', H. 'Sleeping Beauty' and H. 'Valley's Glacier'.


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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