Hosta 'Hazel'
 

In 1987, Peter Ruh of Ohio registered this plant of unidentified parentage on behalf of the originator, David Stone of Connecticut. It is probably an H. nakaiana type and was formerly known as H. 'Spring Gold'.

It forms a medium size hosta about 14 inches high which spreads to about 32 inches in width with very slightly wavy leaves of average substance. Bright purple flowers bloom in July and the seed pods are red dotted.

Similar cultivars include H. 'Golden Scepter'.

This cultivar was named by Eunice Fisher after her daughter, Hazel.

In The Hosta Journal (1992 Vol. 23 No. 1) there is an article by Peter Ruh about the so-called David Stone Medium hostas which went by a numbering system that started with DSM. This cultivar was called DSM #1 and was described as "Rapid multiplier, medium small, canary-yellow leaves in spring and summer, turns yellow-green in fall. Flowers lavender-purple."





 
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