Hosta 'Kryptonite'
 

This sport of H. 'Halcyon' was originated by Kurt Tramposch of Iowa and registered on his behalf by Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009. H. It forms a Tardiana-type hosta that becomes a medium-size mound with thick substance, broadly elliptic foliage that is slightly shiny on top. Pale bluish lavender, tubular flowers bloom from late July into August.

 

An article about the Halcyon Group by Peter Cross in The Hosta Journal (2004 Vol. 35 No.2) says, "(At one time 'Kryptonite was thought to be a sport of 'Blue Wedgwood', but it is now generally held to be a sport of 'Halcyon'.)"

 

An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

 
 H. 'Canadian Shield', H. 'Devon Green', H. 'Grünspecht', H. 'Kryptonite', H. 'Peridot' and H. 'Vallerie's Vanity'.

 



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