Hosta 'Rock and Beautiful Ears'
aka 'Rock et Belles Oreilles'

This sport of H. 'High Fat Cream' was originated by Van Wade of Wade and Gatton Nursery (Closed 2019) of Ohio around 1990. The leaves on this large size (20 inches high by 40 inches wide) hosta are chartreuse colored with white marginal variegation. It is a fast growing, upright hosta with foliage that is shiny on top and cup shaped at the base of the leaf blade. The lavender, funnel-shaped flowers bloom in July on scapes 22-24 inches tall followed by fertile seed set.

We found this cultivar on the website of Aux Mille Hostas in Canada with the French name 'Rock et Belles Oreilles' which, with the help of a Google translation, made it into 'Rock and Beautiful Ears' in English. According to Aux Mille Hostas, it was "recorded" by Van Wade in 1999 but we find no record of that on the Hosta Registry. Van Wade did register a cultivar named H. 'American Dream' in 1999 and it was a sport of 'High Fat Cream'. If you know more details on this plant, please send us an Email.

Also, Rock et Belles Oreilles was a Canadian radio, television and stage comedy group that was very popular in the primarily French-speaking part of Canada.

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