Hosta 'S.S. Geisha'


Originated by Sunrise Greenhouse in Illinois but registered in 2008 by William and Jean Owens on their behalf, this upright growing cultivar is a tissue culture sport of H. 'Geisha'. The medium size (15 inches high by 36 inches wide)  hosta has green foliage with gold colored streaked variegation. Its leaves are ovate, slightly wavy, slightly twisted and slightly shiny on  top with petioles that have red purple dots. Bell shape flowers bloom from mid-August into September on scapes 26 to 38 inches tall.

According to the registration materials: "...greenish-yellow leaves streaked with many shades of green..."

An article in The Hosta Journal, Vol. 40 No. 2 -  2009, says that the S.S. in this name refers to a friend and stands for Sandra's Sunshine.


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