Hosta 'Madam'

This non-registered cultivar from Alttara Scheer of Connecticut is a seedling selection that grows into a medium size hosta about a foot tall and a spread of 2 feet. The leaves are narrowly ovate, slightly wavy and of average substance with reddish petioles.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...features bright red petioles in combination with gold foliage...catalog listed this as flowering in July with red scapes, followed by red seed pods."

The originator made the following comment on the Fraternal Order of Seedy Fellows website: "A small to medium sized plant, H. 'Madam' is no shrinking violet. Emerging chartreuse, with a few hours of sun she brightens to a glowing neon gold, with strong, direct, spade-shaped leaves, some red on the outside petioles, but perhaps the most exciting feature is the way the deep red scapes come slipping out seductively from underneath the leaves, in the heat of July. Fertile, her pods develop the same deep color as the scapes, and with a half-day of sun her leaves will take on a mellow candle-glow yellow. Available from Naylor Creek Nursery "


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