Hosta 'One Iota Supreme'


This non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 'One Iota' from Jim Schwarz of Jim's Hostas of Iowa (now owned by Uniquely Hostas of Wisconsin) . It is a slow growing, small size (8 inches high by 19 inches wide) hosta with blue-green foliage that is streaked with green and white. The leaves are slightly cupped and nearly round in shape. In July, it bears clusters of pale purple flowers.


Warren I. Pollock wrote comments about the many sports of H. 'Blue Mouse Ears' (which he termed BME) in The Hosta Journal (2012 Vol. 43 No. 2). He stated, "H. 'One Iota Supreme' is a streaked form of 'One Iota', occasionally labeled 'One Iota Streaked'. Jan van den Top says the creamy yellow of 'One Iota Supreme' is less bright than the creamy yellow of 'Royal Mouse Ears', so expect this coloring for 'Blue Mouse Ears Supreme' and 'Mouse Tracks' too...Many hosta aficionados think 'One Iota Supreme', 'Blue Mouse Ears Supreme' and 'Mouse Tracks' are the same. However, I'm not aware of any side-by-side studies."


"H. 'One Iota', 'Mighty Mouse' and 'Lucky Mouse' emerge in the spring with bright creamy-yellow margins that turn creamy white by summer. All have very similar foliage characteristics, often indistinguishable from each other unless examined carefully for minute yellowish hue difference...H. 'One Iota' and 'Lucky Mouse' appear to be the same, having a bit yellower margin than 'Mighty Mouse'. This would be expected since 'Lucky Mouse' sported from 'One Iota Supreme' that reportedly sported from 'One Iota'."


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