Hosta 'Ruffian'

This is one of those cases where there are two hostas with the same name. One is registered and, therefore, the "official" version of H. 'Ruffian' while the other is a non-registered plant and needs to be renamed to avoid further confusion.

A sport of H. 'Ruffled Feathers' from Stuart Asch of Michigan, this medium size (16 inches high by 35 inches wide) hosta was registered in 2009. The foliage is dark green, heavily rippled, deeply wavy, slightly corrugated, slightly cupped and shiny on top. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July followed by red tinted seed pods. Some leaves may be streaky or have some marginal variegation.

The originator made the following comment on the Fraternal Order of Seedy Fellows website: "Nicely mounded with very wavy green leaves. Red tinged scapes with beautiful pale lavender flowers starting in the beginning of July. May develop some streaky or edged leaves. "

Hosta Helper will call this plant 'Ruffian' (Asch)

This non-registered cultivar of unidentified parentage was from Anne Arett of Minnesota. It was described as an H. 'Elegans' type of hosta with cupped blue-green foliage. According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...may no longer exist."

Hosta Helper will call this plant 'Ruffian' (Arett)


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