Hosta 'Magic Island'

Gerardus Heemskerk of Heemskerk Vaste Planten in the Netherlands registered this upright, small size (10 inches high by 16 inches wide) sport of H. 'Catherine' in 2011. The yellow leaves have blue-green marginal variegation. They are slightly shiny on top, moderately flat and elliptic with a tapered base. Medium lavender, tubular flowers bloom from July into August. It does not set seeds.



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. 'Catherine', H. 'Cream Topping', H. 'Dinner Jacket',  H. 'Grand Marquee', H. 'High Society', H. 'Magic Island', H. 'Timeless Beauty' and H. 'Touch of Class'.


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