Hosta 'Quilting Bee'

This small size cultivar of unknown parentage was originated by Russ O'Harra of Iowa and registered on his behalf by the Russ O'Harra Hosta Society in 1999. The medium size mound grows to about 13 inches in height with a width of 30 inches with foliage that is corrugated between the veins. The leaves have a puckered appearance with a distinct tip and slight cupping (up or down). Its pale purple flowers are bell-shaped.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...reminds me of a Peperomia plant."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Scapes rising well above a pleasing mound of attractively shaped leaves with a quilted surface texture."

       

These 2010 photos were taken at the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside in Michigan, tours and vendors at The American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens in Ohio, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

 

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