Hosta 'Lady Isobel Barnett'

Diane Grenfell from Lymington, Hampshire, England, registered this cultivar in 1996 as a sport of H. 'Sum and Substance'. It is a giant (33 inches high) plant with gold leaf margins and 15 pairs of veins. Lavender flowers bloom in late July into August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...was the first green-centered sport of 'Sum and Substance' to be widely propagated by tissue culture. Its margin is noticeable but narrow in comparison to several newer cultivars."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Beauty Substance', H. 'Sum It Up' and H. 'Tiffney's Godzilla'.

Note: Isobel Barnett popularly known as Lady Isobel Barnett, was a British radio and television personality, popular during the 1950s and 1960s. Fuchsia 'Lady Isobel Barnett' is also named for her.

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