Hosta 'Lionheart'

This cultivar is a tissue culture sport of H. 'Robin Hood' that was registered by Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2009. The hosta grows into a medium size hosta about 14 inches in height with a width of 30 inches. It has a slow growth rate and thick substance with leaves that are broadly ovate and slightly corrugated. The near white, tubular flowers bloom from late June into July.


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. 'Hans' and H. 'Lionheart'.



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