Hosta 'Saketini'

This is a hybrid of a gold colored sport of H. 'Blue Dimples' × H. 'Shining Tot' which was registered by Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2009. It is a small size hosta about 9 inches high by 20 inches wide with pale yellow green foliage. The leaves are lightly wavy, ovate and slightly shiny on top. Pale purple, tubular flowers which do not open and are produced from August into September. It does not set seeds.

From the Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "Other cultivars introduced from the same cross include 'Appletini', 'Azuretini' (blue), 'Bluetini' (blue), 'Bubbatini' (blue), 'Limetini' (gold in spring, then green), 'Martini' (medium green) and 'Saketini' (oddly colored leaves and closed flowers)."

The name refers to a drink made from the Japanese alcoholic beverage, sake, mixed with with gin and vermouth.


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