Hosta 'Midnight at the Oasis'

Originated by Naylor Creek Nursery of Washington and registered on their behalf by Registrar, Gayle Hatley Alley for The American Hosta Society in 2019. It is a sport of H. 'Pathfinder' is a dark green hosta with variable white medial (center) variegation. The leaves are slightly shiny on top, nearly round, slightly cupped and have thick substance. Pale lavender flowers clustered around the scape bloom in July on scapes 20 to 23 inches tall. It sets seeds in deep blue-green pods but their viability was unknown at the time of registration.

The registration materials state: "...Fast growing clump of thick leaves. Contrast between the center and dark-green margins decreases as the center becomes more speckled with green; provides interest all emerges yellow, changes to white, before developing flecks of green that gain in size and number throughout the season until the center is medium green."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Vigorous and a moderate increaser...As the summer progresses the leaf center becomes darker and darker and the green flecks become more obvious. This phenomenon is most apparent in hot summers."

Midnight at the Oasis was a song by Maria Muldaur from 1973.


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