Hosta 'Rip Off'

Originated by Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict of Michigan, this non-registered cultivar is of unidentified parentage. It is a medium size hosta about 17 inches high by 48 inches wide with light green foliage. The leaves are wavy, floppy and have smooth texture. Very pale lavender flowers bloom on scapes up to 35 inches tall.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...appears to have a Hosta hypoleuca background, based upon both foliage and flowering traits."

Wonder what Herb had in mind with this name which, according to the dictionary means "...a fraud or swindle, especially something that is grossly overpriced..."


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