Hosta 'Pineapple Poll'
 

This hybrid of H. 'Lancifolia' × H. 'Sieboldiana' was originated by English hybridizer, Eric Smith and registered by the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society (BHHS) in 1988. The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), says that it is "...more likely H. 'Sieboldiana' x H. sieboldii forma spathulata."

The plant is large size (20 inches high) and has narrow, rippled foliage. In August, it bears medium lavender flowers on up to 36 inch tall scapes followed by viable seeds.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...has proven to be a fast-growing, thicker-substanced alternative to Hosta lancifolia. It also rates highly in the area of distinction, being easily recognizable in its mature stage."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Mound of leaves resembles the tuft of leaves at the top of a pineapple."

An article in The Hosta Journal (1994 Vol. 25 No. 2) states that the name comes from the observation that the plant looks like the head of a pineapple plant (the word poll = head).



 
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