Hosta 'Ocean Isle Abracadabra'

Originated by Dave Chopko of New Jersey, this non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 'Stitch in Time'. This cultivar is a small size (7 inches high by 18 inches wide) hosta with leaves that are ovate, unruly and curved. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July but this plant does not bear many flowers.

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal  (2014 Vol. 45 No. 1) states that, “Roberta and Dave Chopko have a residence in Ocean Isle, North Carolina…"Ocean Isle” is Dave’s identifying prefix…His popular H. ‘Ocean Isle’ was registered in 2006…Other Chopko introductions are ‘Ocean Isle Gold Dust’ (NR) and ‘Ocean Isle Twist’…"


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. 'Ocean Isle Abracadabra' and H. 'Stitch Genes'.



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