Hosta 'Sanctuary'

Monty and Julie Carlson of Minnesota registered this large size (20 inches high by 48 inches wide) hybrid of H. 'Urajiro Hachijo' × an unidentified hosta in 2013. It has intensely blue-green foliage which is broadly ovate, moderately wavy and glaucous on top. Medium lavender, tubular flowers with dark lavender stripes bloom from August into September. It sets viable seeds.

The registration materials state: "...very blue, very symmetrical, comes out green and blues up, attractive lavender flower scapes...comes out green and blues up."

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term urajiro as white-backed or white underside.


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