Hosta 'Machete'

Bob Solberg of Green Hill Farm in North Carolina registered this sport of his H. 'Ginsu Knife' in 2004. It forms a medium size, upright clump about 14 inches high by 24 inches wide. The leaves are narrowly ovate in shape, moderately wavy and have a twisted, curved tip. Pure white, slightly fragrant flowers are borne from July into August occasionally followed by viable seeds.

The registration materials state: "...fountain shaped clump, very wavy, coarse green foliage with serrate margin."

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...possess irregular ripples and tiny serrations on relatively narrow, large leaves. As a clump it's anything but neat and formal, but I think that adds to its allure."


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