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
Hosta Journal (2014 Vol. 45 No. 1) states
that, “Roberta and Dave Chopko have a residence in Ocean Isle,
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
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.
Isle Abracadabra' and