Hosta 'James A. Garfield'

This upright cultivar is part of the "Presidential Series" of hostas originated by Hajime Sugita of Japan and registered by Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2003. It is a hybrid of H. pycnophylla x H. kiyosumiensis which grows into a medium size hosta about 17 inches in height with a spread of 28 inches. The dark green foliage is rippled, has purplish red petioles and has smooth texture.

Deep lavender (pendulant) flowers with purple stripes bloom in September and October. The scapes are greenish purple to purple and stand 17 to 20 inches tall. It sets viable seeds in purple pods

The registration materials state: "...wavy leaves; heavily rippled; dark scapes; spots on petioles."

James Abram Garfield was the 20th President of the United States, serving for 6 months in 1881.


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