Hosta 'Marrakech'

Originated by Kent Terpening of New York and registered on his behalf by Registrar, Gayle Hatley Alley for The American Hosta Society in 2019, this cultivar is of unidentified parentage. It is a small size hosta about 12 inches high by 34 inches wide with "strong" yellow green (144A RHS Colour Chart)
. The leaves are dull on top, elliptical, slightly twisted, slightly folded and wavy overall with white leaf bottoms. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July on maroon/pinkish colored scapes 14 to 25 inches tall. It sets seeds but their viability was not known at the time of registration.

The registration materials state: "...Strong yellow-green leaves with vivid yellow tips. Soft reddish-pink scapes with maroon flower buds contrast well with bright foliage. In the sun, its color will lighten while retaining the green in the veins...yellow leaf tips turn yellow-green (144A) by late June."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Vigorous. Won Best of Section at First Look...The thick, white wax on the back of the leaf which is unusual on yellow-leaved hosta. The red-dotted pink scapes and flower buds."

Marrakech is a city in the kingdom of Morocco in northern Africa.


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