Hosta 'Michigander'

Registered by Bill Struhar of Michigan in 2018, this large size (26 inches high by 48 inches wide) cultivar is a fast growing sport of an unnamed seedling of (H. 'Sutter's Mill' x H. 'Big John'). It is a green hosta with golden-yellow marginal variegation. The leaves are broadly ovate, slightly twisted, slightly corrugated and dull on top. Near white flowers bloom from mid-June into July on scapes up to 34 inches tall. It sets seeds but their viability was not known at the time of registration.

The registration materials state: "...Fast growing, large clump of high contrast, green centered leaves with wide, irregular, bright gold margins...Gold margins fade to yellow by the end of the season...buds are lightly edged in lavender - upon opening petals are white inside and out with plentiful pollen on all anthers."

There is some debate as to whether residents of Michigan should be called Michiganders or Michiganians.


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