Hosta 'Osprey'
 

This is a Tardiana-type hosta that was registered with the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society (BHHS) in 1988 on behalf of hybridizer, Eric Smith. It forms a medium size (17 inches high by 36 inches wide) mound of slightly cupped, moderately corrugated foliage that has thick substance. Dense clusters of white flowers bloom from late June into July followed by viable seeds.

The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009) states, "The flowers of 'Osprey' are produced early in the growing season, making the contrast with its blue-green foliage especially attractive."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Tolerates two hours of morning sun in cooler climates, elsewhere prefers good light to light shade. Slow to increase."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Brother Ronald'.



 
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