Hosta 'Heavenly Beginnings'

Originated by Bob Balitewicz of Indiana but registered on his behalf by HS/G. H. Alley in 2020, this slow growing, medium size (18 inches high by 33 inches wide) cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Dorothy Benedict' × H. 'Elatior'. It has moderate green (N138A RHS Colour Chart) foliage that has a strong yellow green (143C RHS Colour Chart) marginal variegation. The broadly ovate leaves are slightly cupped, moderately corrugated and dull on top. Near white flowers with pale lavender stripes on the interior bloom from June into July on scapes 18 to 20 inches tall followed by viable seeds.

The registration materials state: "...Large upright powdery blue leaves with chartreuse margins are nicely corrugated and held at differing heights for optimal viewing...dull blue-green with bright chartreuse margins early turn a slightly shiny moderate green with yellow-green margins later."

One source called this a stable sport of H. 'Chairman of the Board'.


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