Hosta 'Hot Kiss'

Danny Van Eechaute of Belgium registered this sport of H. 'Kiwi Full Monty' in 2011. It is a medium size plant growing to about 19 inches in height with a width of around 30 inches. The leaves are medium blue-green with a yellow medial (center) variegation. They are slightly rippled, slightly wavy, slightly corrugated and ovate. Pale lavender flowers bloom from June into July.


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. 'Gypsy Rose', H. 'Hot Kiss' and H. 'T Dawg'.


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