Hosta 'Leola Fraim'

Wm and Eleanor Lachman of Massachusetts registered this seedling of H. 'Swoosh' in 1986. It forms a large size (22 inches high) mound of foliage that is slightly wavy and moderately corrugated with medium lavender, funnel shaped flowers in July.

The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), says, " has been greatly underrated, being ornamentally equal to 'Patriot' and 'Minuteman' which have gained much greater popularity."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Lovely in a container and for flower arrangements...Leaves are more seersuckered than those of H. 'Minuteman', H. 'Patriot', or H. 'Trailblazer'. On most leaves the margin is narrower toward the lobes."

Named for early hosta pioneer Leola Fraim of Brookwood Gardens in Massachusetts.



"A wonderful plant named for a wonderful plantswoman. I originally got it for sentimental reason (I used to drive Mrs. Fraim to various hemerocallis meetings two years before she died and I got to know and admire her on those trips.), but it is a great hosta, an excellent increaser (even where I have it beneath a voracious maple tree), and a beauty to see with its upright, dark green leaves thickly edged with cream. A no-nonsense plant that will give you (and the recipients of your divisions) great satisfaction in years to come."


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