Hosta 'Patrician'
 

Registered by Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina in 1999 and originated by Ed Skrocki of Ohio, this cultivar of unidentified parentage grows into a medium size hosta about 15 inches tall by 44 inches wide. The leaves are elliptic to ovate in shape and have thin substance. In August, it bears purple, semi-bell-shaped flowers.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...known for its fast growth rate, attractive foliage, and good flower performance...it appears to be related to 'Decorata'..."

An article in The Hosta Journal (1994 Vol. 25 No. 2) by Warren I. Pollock states that Ed Skrocki was a collector of  Packard cars and this hosta is named for a model name of that brand. "A seven-division clump sold for $875 at the 1992 AHS National Convention auction. Single divisions now sell for $15!"

In an article about hybridizing by Tony Avent in The Hosta Journal (1996 Vol. 27 No. 1),  Tony gives the following comments on cultivars he has introduced: "H. 'Patrician' - an Ed Skrocki release, vigorous grower with nice yellow-edged leaves...great late season floral display."


   
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