Hosta 'My Maria'

Registered by Sebright Gardens of Oregon in 2018, this small size (8 inches high by 18 inches wide) cultivar is a sport of H. 'Manzō'. It is a dark green hosta with ivory-white medial (center) variegation. The leaves are lanceolate, slightly cuypped, folded, moderately twisted, wavy and slightly shiny on top. Deep purple flowers with darker stripes and white centers bloom from mid-July into August on scapes 18 to 20 inches tall followed by viable seeds.

The registration materials state: "...Ivory centers change to light green in summer." 


An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. 'Bohemia Fatty Manzo' and H. 'My Maria'.


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