Hosta 'Mama Bear'
 

Registered by Bevie Schmidt of Michigan in 2009, this upright growing cultivar is a hybrid of H. 'Choko Nishiki'. It is a large size hosta about 22 inches high by 48 inches wide with greenish yellow foliage. The leaves are broadly ovate, slightly twisted, slightly wavy, slightly corrugated and slightly shiny on top.

According to the registration materials: "...soft, smooth, puckery yellow to greenish yellow leaves seems to glow in the garden..."

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term nishiki as brocade (rich-colored woven fabric) i.e. something colorful and beautiful.

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