Hosta 'Red Cloud'

Originated by Dr. Doug and Mardy Beilstein of Ohio and registered on their behalf by AHS/G. H. Alley Registrar in 2020, this small size (7 inches high by 13 inches wide) cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Neat Splash' × H. 'Riptide'.

The foliage is moderate green (N138A RHS Colour Chart) with streaked variegation, mottling and some clear areas of light yellow green (145D RHS Colour Chart). Its ovate leaves are slightly wavy, slightly corrugated and dull on top. The petioles have deep red speckles that extend up into the leaf blade and they have the same streaking as the leaf. Pale lavender flowers with translucent margins bloom in July on scapes 7 to 12 inches tall followed by viable seeds.

The registration materials state: "...Streaked plant with red speckles on the petioles that go up into the leaf-back. Leaves also have a white back and some “frosting” on the front."

We don't know if there is any connection, but there was a native American Chief Red Cloud.

Looks as if this specimen has stabilized into a medial (center) variegated plant.


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