'Jewel of the Nile'

A sport of H. 'Dee's Golden Jewel', this cultivar was registered by Kevin Walek of Virginia in 2000. The large size (28 inches high by 24 inches wide) plant has leaf blades that are broadly oblong-ovate-shaped with a long, thin tip. The pale lavender flowers open in July and bear many seed pods.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This beautiful cultivar comes from the collection of Kevin Walek, past president of The American Hosta Society. It offers attractive gold edged leaves which nicely contrast the bluish green center, and may be sun-tolerant as well...Cull any off-type divisions as they appear."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "A superb hosta for all climates. Easily stabilizes to an all-yellow leaves, so regular division of the clump is necessary."

As you can see from the three pictures of this cultivar that the variegation may vary from plant plant as it moves toward stabilizing as an all-yellow plant. To keep the variegation pattern, cut out the plain divisions as they appear.


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