Hosta 'Phantom'

This is a seedling of H. 'Riptide' which was registered jointly by Bob Solberg of Green Hills Farms in North Carolinaand Dr. Jim and Jill Wilkins of Michigan in 1995. It is a heavily rippled, large size (22 inches high) plant with light purple petioles. Pale purple flowers bloom from late July into August but do not set viable seeds.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Ghostly, grey-coated leaves, intensely red-dotted and backed petioles, and thickly glaucous scapes make this an extremely garden-worthy hosta."

Similar hostas include H. pycnophylla.

       

 

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