Hosta 'High Society'
 

This sport of H. 'June' was registered by Hans Hansen and Shady Oaks Nursery of Minnesota in 2004 and received a U.S. patent in 2006. A dense, small size (12 inches high by 24 inches wide) plant, it bears pale bluish lavender flowers in late July.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Slow growth rate...Simple, elegant containers accentuate the dramatic variegation. Also makes an eye-catching specimen. Divide regularly to retain the attractive balance of leaf color...Differs from its parent in having a more upright habit and thicker leaves."

Similar hostas include H. 'Catherine', H. 'Remember Me' and H. 'Touch of Class'.

 

An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

 
H. 'Catherine', H. 'Cream Topping', H. 'Dinner Jacket',  H. 'Grand Marquee', H. 'High Society', H. 'Magic Island', H. 'Timeless Beauty' and H. 'Touch of Class'.

 


United States Patent: PP17313  (2006)

Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘High Society’, a sport of Hosta ‘June’, that is characterized by its unique variegated foliage with wide blue-green margins comprising about two thirds of the leaf area, centers that emerge yellow green turning to white, with intermediate areas of bright green. ‘High Society’ is a smaller Hosta, in comparison to ‘June’, with a mounded plant habit and pinkish white flowers held above the foliage that are present from late summer to early fall.




 
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