Hosta 'Newborn'

This cultivar which is a non-registered hosta from Jim Schwarz of Jim's Hostas of Iowa (now owned by Uniquely Hostas of Wisconsin) is a sport of H. 'Frances Williams'. It is a large size plant that grows to around 24 inches in height with a spread of about 64 inches. The blue-green foliage has gold marginal variegation and is broadly oblong-ovate in shape. Its leaves are moderately corrugated and have thick substance. Near white flowers are borne from mid-June into July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "In years when spring desiccation burn proved to be severe on many hostas, 'Newborn' exhibited only a tiny amount of spotting, about 1/20th of what I saw on 'Frances Williams'."


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