Hosta 'Red Grange'

This non-registered cultivar forms a medium size (18 inches high) mound of bluish green foliage. The main feature is the reddish speckled leaf petioles. The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009) notes that this cultivar is " the Wilson collection, Ackworth, Iowa; not listed for sale."


Red Grange (1903-1991) was a legendary football player for the University of Illinois known as "The Galloping Ghost". Of course the Grange is also an association of farmers and I guess the name of the cultivar could refer to a Grange Hall that was painted red...probably not.


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