Hosta 'King Michael'

This H. montana seedling was registered by Peter Ruh of Ohio on behalf of the originator, Gus Krossa of Michigan and Alex Summers of Delaware in 1992. The giant size hosta grows to over 33 inches in height with a spread of around 47 inches. It has near white flowers that appear in late June followed by viable seeds on scapes up to 75 inches tall.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...'King James' and 'King Michael' are forever linked in hostadom. Both are seedlings related to H. montana macrophylla and may be siblings of 'Mikado'. Both bear near-white flowers from late June into early July, and make imposing specimen plants in the shade garden. Unfortunately, the two have become somewhat mixed up in collections and in the nursery trade...The general consensus is that 'King Michael' has taller flower scapes, while 'King James' has bluer foliage."

The image is of King Michael I of Romania.

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