Hosta 'Kathy's Clown'

Registered by Kathy Ripperger of Iowa in 2008, this upright growing cultivar is a sport of H. 'Undulata Erromena'. It is a large size hosta about 25 inches high by 21 inches wide with dark green foliage that has a yellow medial (center) variegation. There is also a lighter green strip between the yellow and green.

The leaves are broadly ovate, slightly corrugated, slightly puckered and slightly shiny on top. Lavender flowers with a whitish throat bloom from mid-July into August on scapes up to 36 inches tall.

According to the registration materials: "...large, semi upright, of 3 distinct colors. Better than average substance, not prone to slug damage or melting out...."

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