Hosta 'Green with Envy'
 

Sandra Bond of Goldbrook Plants in England, author and hybridizer, registered this sport of H. 'Dawn' in 2000. It forms a medium size (12 inches high) mound of green margined foliage. Medium purple flowers are borne from late June into July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "It resembles a number of cultivars related to 'Golden Tiara', though its flowers bloom earlier and have a different shape."

The Book of Little Hostas (2010) says: "Emerges early in the spring and retains its color throughout the season if kept out of direct sunlight."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Amy Elizabeth' and H. 'Emerald Tiara'.


The Hosta Journal, (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2), in an article about flower characteristics stated that this cultivar has "...with bluish anthers..."

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (1995 Vol. 26 No. 2) states that, "Ian Chrystal of Bedford, England found a stable, green-rimmed sport of 'Dawn' and named it 'Green with Envy'...Besides being attractive, it has two other good characteristics: it's a good grower and it bulks up fairly quickly. But, the leaves have thin substance; so, bait for slugs."


"In the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants 1995, Article 17.6 dictates that all words should have an initial capital letter, with the following exceptions. Words that follow a hyphen, conjunctions and prepositions, other than those which are the first word in the epithet. Exceptions are also given where linguistic custom dictates otherwise.

The following hosta cultivar epithets should be corrected as follows: ‘Green With Envy’ to ‘Green with Envy’"





 

 
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