Hosta 'Pineapple Poll'

This hybrid of Hosta lancifolia and 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 Hosta sieboldiana x Hosta 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 (2009) states: "Mound of leaves resembles the tuft of leaves at the top of a pineapple."


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