Hosta 'Live Wire'
 

Registered by Dr. Doug and Mardy Beilstein of Ohio in 2009, this small size (7 inches high by 20 inches wide) cultivar is a hybrid of H. 'Atom Smasher'. The medium green foliage is lanceolate, lightly folded, slightly rippled and slightly shiny on top. Tubular flowers bloom from mid-August into September on scapes 22 to 24 inches tall.

According to the registration materials: "...vary long narrow leaves unlike any other hosta, edges begin ruffled and smooth out with season.. ."

The originator made the following comment on the Fraternal Order of Seedy Fellows website: "I've always thought that we ought to have a hosta that looked like grass, at least lirope, and now I have one. This F2 out of Atom Smasher has long narrow leaves. The edges start ruffled and with maturity smooth out. A fun little hosta. Not in production. "

 
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