Hosta 'Jabulani'

Registered by Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2010, this slow growing cultivar is a port of H. 'Rich Uncle'. It is a large size hosta about 18 inches high by 40 inches wide with golden yellow foliage that has a medium green marginal variegation. The leaves are moderately corrugated, broadly ovate, moderately wavy and dull on top. Tubular flowers bloom from June into July on scapes up to 30 inches tall.

According to the registration materials: "...round, gold centered, green margined leaves in a medium large sized chartreuse in spring..."

An article about hosta names from Mark Zilis by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (2013 Vol. 44 No. 1) states that, "I started using Zulu names for a few hostas after the 2010 [soccer] World Cup...Jabulani, which means 'rejoice,' amd Vuvuzela was the name of the horn blown by fans during the World Cup...Uju is a palindrome, a word that reads the same forward and backward. Mark's first choice was another Zulu word with several u vowels in it, but there's some controversy over its English meaning."


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