Hosta 'Percy'
 

Originated by Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan and registered on his behalf by AHS/G. H. Alley in 2020, this cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Yellow Splash' × H. 'Yellow Splash'. It is a slow to moderate growing, medium size hosta about 16 inches high by 30 inches wide. The moderate yellow green (137C RHS Chart) has a strong greenish yellow (151B RHS Chart) marginal variegation which carries down the length of the petioles. Its ovate leaves have very slight undulations and are slightly convexly cupped and slightly shiny on top. Pale lavender flowers with interior lavender stripes that are darker towards the inner base bloom from mid-July into August on scapes 12 to 22 inches tall followed by viable seeds.

The registration materials state: "...Satiny sheen on olive green leaves with creamy feathered margins.  Nice fountain-like stature.  Named after Percy Stough: a teacher who encouraged Ralph (Herb) and influenced him greatly...margins turn more creamy white by mid-season...Named for Percy Stough - a teacher of Herb's.  Ref: “Journal Hosta Science” Vol 3, No 2 (2004): Rare Hosta Cultivars From Renowned Hybridizer Ralph (Herb)  Benedict. Part I"

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar has "...a tendency to melt out along the edge."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "...well suited to growing in the mid-ground of a shaded border or in light woodland surrounded by plainer-leaved plants to accentuate and frame its strikingly variegated foliage. Increases rapidly."


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