Hosta 'Leo'

This cultivar is a hybrid of H. 'Chōkō Nishiki' × an open-pollinated seedling which was registered by Jim Husemann of Iowa in 2009. It is a large size plant about 25 inches high by 45 inches wide with golden yellow foliage. The leaves are moderately twisted, moderately wavy, broadly ovate and slightly shiny on top. Medium lavender flowers bloom from mid-July into August. It sets viable seeds.

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term nishiki as brocade (rich-colored woven fabric) i.e. something colorful and beautiful.


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