Hosta 'Mourning Dove'

The plant shown is mislabeled 'Morning Dove'. The birds are actually fretting i.e. mourning, over a dead feathered friend, we suspect.

A hybrid of an unnamed streaked plant of H. 'Mikawa-no-yuki' (aka H. 'Ozaki Special') x H. 'Blue Jay', this cultivar was registered by Hans Hansen and Shady Oaks Nursery of Minnesota in 2005 and was granted a U.S. patent in 2006. It grows into a medium size plant about a 12 inches tall by 31 inches wide with lavender flowers in August followed by viable seeds.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Lovely in a container or grown with ferns and shade-loving yellow grasses...Divide frequently."

United States Patent: PP17311   (2006)

Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘Mourning Dove’, that is characterized by its unique variegated foliage of wedge-shaped leaves with blue-green centers and yellow-green margins comprising about one fourth of the leaf area. ‘Mourning Dove’ is a medium sized Hosta with a flat mounded plant habit that blooms in late summer with lavender flowers that arise on scapes held almost horizontal to the foliage.

This specimen was also mislabeled as Morning there a trend here?

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