Hosta 'Heideturm'

A large size (23 inches high by 46 inches wide) hosta, this non-registered cultivar of unidentified parentage was originated by Dr. Ullrich Fischer of Germany. The semi-upright hosta has shiny, light (apple) green foliage which is narrowly ovate, slightly wavy and very shiny on the bottom. Medium lavender flowers bloom from late July into August followed by many seed pods which may weigh down the scapes.  The flower scapes are very tall, growing up to 60 inches in height.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...translation of this name is "heath tower", though some have interpreted it as "heather tower".

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "The scapes, which occasionally branch, tower above the foliage mound."

Mr. PGC's real name is Heiden. Wonder if it has something to do with heather...that would be interesting since he is a horticulturist.

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