Hosta 'Maya Kingsnake'
 

This seedling selection is a non-registered cultivar from Alttara Scheer of Connecticut. It forms a medium size (11 inches high by 28 inches wide) plant with red petioles on its medium green foliage. The leaves have smooth texture and are narrowly ovate in shape. Purple flowers bloom on reddish colored scapes in August.

The originator made the following comment on the Fraternal Order of Seedy Fellows website: "A sleek and shiny green, 'Maya Kingsnake' is a medium sized plant with new leaves showing red well up into the central leaf vein, petioles red front and back, and gently undulating leaf edges. In August the scapes come slithering up through the foliage, a deeply saturated, dense red which appears pure black. As the scapes elongate the bracts emerge with a bright center, revealing violet buds and finally purple flowers into September. Extremely fertile both ways, and one of my favorite breeders. "

 
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