Hosta 'Maya Tritone'
 

Originated by Alttara Scheer of Connecticut, this non-registered cultivar is of unidentified parentage. It is a small to medium size hosta with narrow leaves that come to a point. As the name implies, it has three colored leaves. Some are mostly yellow with some green scattered through the blade and whitish colored veins. Others have more green with yellow colored veins. Still other leaves on the plant shown are nearly white. The petioles have red speckles. It bears lavender flowers in July.

The originator made the following comment on the Fraternal Order of Seedy Fellows website: "Hosta 'Maya Tritone' is a small to medium sized plant, emerging bright chartreuse with a thin cream line following along each vein. Gradually the line widens, as the chartreuse area diminishes and an intermediate bright yellow makes the whole plant glow. As the season wears on, some leaves bleach out to a creamy yellow color, others remain tritone, and new leaves continue to emerge chartreuse, and quickly develop the creamy veins. There is some red speckling on the petioles. Available from Naylor Creek Nursery."

In Greek mythology, tritons were fish-tailed creatures who lived with the god, Poseidon..



   
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