Hosta 'Ivory Coast'

This large size (20 inches high by 24 inches wide) cultivar is a sport of H. 'Sagae' which was registered by Dennis Savory of Savory's Gardens in Minnesota in 1999. It's leaf margins are wider and of thicker substance that those of 'Sagae'. The clump has an upright form with leaves are slightly rippled. In July, it bears lavender flowers.



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. 'Ivory Coast', H. 'Liberty' and H. 'Majesty'.



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