Hosta 'Naked Lady'

This non-registered cultivar is a tissue culture sport of H. 'Gypsy Rose' is from Jim Anderson of Winterberry Farms in Georgia. It is a "reversal" of the mother plant meaning that it has green foliage with a white marginal variegation. Forming a medium size hosta about 16 inches high and 30 inches wide, this cultivar has ovate to elliptic ovate leaves with good substance. Its lavender flowers bloom in late July.


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. 'Naked Lady' and H. 'Obscene Gesture'.


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