Hosta 'My Child Insook'

This is a medial variegated sport of H. 'Outrageous' that was registered by Dr. Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict of Michigan in 1995. It forms a medium size (14 inches tall) mound with slightly wavy and corrugated leaves of thick substance. The pale lavender flowers bloom from late July into August but it is sterile and does not set seeds.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Though registered as forming a mound 28" actually much less. I've seen it growing in four different collections and the largest specimen only achieved my listed size."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states in its Hosta Hybrids for Connoisseurs chapter: "Among the most beautiful of the centrally variegated hostas and, although a fairly rapid increaser, is still rare and seen only in the garden of serious collectors."

In 1998, a plant of this cultivar sold for $4,100 at the AHS Convention in Peoria, Illinois. (The Hosta Journal, Vol. 31, No 1, page 91).

Similar cultivars include H. 'Hideko Gowen' and H. 'Jim Wilkins'.


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