Hosta 'Obscene Gesture'

This tissue culture sport of H. 'Kiwi Full Monty' is a non-registered plant from Jim Anderson of Winterberry Farms of Georgia. The medium size mound is about 18 inches high and 45 inches wide with pale lavender flowers that bloom in mid-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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