Hosta 'Rough Lemon'


Registered by Bob Solberg of Green Hill Farm in North Carolina in 2022, this fast growing cultivar is a seedling of [(H. 'Smiley Face' × H. 'Beet Salad') × (H. 'Peacock Strut' × H. 'Beet Salad')] × ["Solberg Seedling 48/49Best" × (H. 'Sun Shower' × H. 'Designer Genes')]  (**For clarity sake, the hostas in Red are the background of the unnamed pod parent and the ones in Green are the background of the unnamed pollen parent of this cultivar.)

It is a medium size hosta about 14 inches high by 26 inches wide with yellow foliage. The leaves are slightly rippled, slightly shiny on top and relatively flat overall. The petioles are purple and the color extends up 1/3 of the way into the leaf blade. Pale purple flowers bloom from July into August on purplish red scapes 30 to 32 inches tall. It sets seeds in reddish purple pods but their viability was unknown at the time of registration.

The registration materials state: "Yellow foliage in spring with reddish purple petioles whose color extends one-third into leaf area...becomes light green later."

Since they have exactly the same complicated background, we would suspect that this hosta is a sibling of H. 'Peach Brandy'...but we don't know for sure.


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