Hosta 'Memories'


This cultivar originated from Japan and is a seedling of H. rectifolia. Heinz Klose of Staudengärtnerei Klose in Germany introduced it into the trade and it was registered by Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2002 and re-registered with new data in 2018.

It is a small size (8 inches high by 20 inches wide), upright growing hosta with medium green foliage that has lighter green streaked variegation and a creamy white marginal variegation. The lanceolate leaves are slightly rippled, slightly folded, slightly wavy and dull on top. Bright purple flowers with white stripes bloom in Ohio from August into September on scapes 15 to 23 inches tall. It sets viable seeds in purple colored pods.

The registration materials state: "...small, compact, mound; attractive foliage; bright flowers; stable..."

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This is probably the same as 'Chionea' bears little resemblance to H. rectifolia."


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