Hosta 'Prime Meridian'

Registered by Randy Goodwin of Indiana in 2005 on behalf of the originator, Mary Chastain of Tennessee, this cultivar is of unidentified parentage. It is a large size hosta that grows to about 22 inches in height with a spread of around 48 inches. The leaves are slightly blue-green in the spring but changes to dark green later. They have a gold colored medial variegation which changes to creamy white as the summer progresses. The foliage is ovate, slightly corrugated and slightly rippled. Pale lavender flowers bloom from late June into July on scapes up to 40 inches tall.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...appears to be a H. 'Sieboldiana'-type with center variegation, but a bit smaller and with a narrower leaf shape."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Requires frequent division to maintain the most pleasing ratio between the yellow center and green leaf margin...The inflorescence leaves are very small."

The prime meridian is a meridian in a geographical coordinate system at which longitude is defined to be 0░.


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