Hosta 'Ōgon Sudare'

This cultivar of unidentified parentage originated in Japan but was introduced by Clarence Lantis of Delaware registered by Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2002 and re-registered with new data in 2018. It is a small size plant about 9 inches high by 25 inches wide with greenish yellow foliage. The leaves are lanceolate, slightly folded, slightly wavy, dull on top and slightly shiny on the bottom. Pale lavender flowers on scapes 19 to 22 inches tall bloom in July followed by viable seeds.

The registration materials state: "...unusual color change...obtained from the Lantis collection...older leaves turn cream white and yellow at the base; veins stay green..." 

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term ogon or oogon as gold or yellow.

This cultivar was originally registered as a seedling of H. kikutii polyneuron but was changed to Parentage Unknown in 2018.


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