Hosta 'Krinkle Sister'

A medium to large size hosta, this cultivar is a tissue culture sport of an F1 seedling of  H. 'Dorothy Benedict' which was registered by Dr. Ed Elslager of Michigan in 2005. It has blue-green foliage with a gold colored medial (center) variegation. The leaves are heavily corrugated, broadly oblong to ovate and have thick substance. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July on scapes about 31 inches tall.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "How many gold-centered H. 'Sieboldiana'-types develop spring desiccation burn? To name a few, 'DuPage Delight'...'Borwick Beauty' (aka 'Color Glory'), and 'Queen of Islip' usually burn severely. Do not include 'Krinkle Sister' in this group."

H. 'Krinkle Twist' is another seedling from this cross.


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