Hosta 'Seventh Heaven'


Registered by John Kulpa of Michigan in 1994, this cultivar is the result of a cross between H. 'Kevin Vaughn' × H. plantaginea. It forms a medium size (17 inches high) mound of ovate shaped, slightly corrugated foliage of average substance. The clump has pure white, fragrant flowers from late July into August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The variegation pattern on 'Seventh Heaven' is highly variable, often sporting to white-edged or white-centered forms. Still, many collectors have been able to maintain the true, streaked cultivar. Also, its fragrant, white flowers are some of the largest for a hosta other than H. plantaginea."

In an article in The Hosta Journal (2016 Vol. 47 No 2), the author described this plant's flowers as having a "Strong" fragrance compared to other hostas.

As mentioned above, this streaked cultivar is highly variable and the specimen pictured immediately above seems to have stabilized as a marginally variegated type. A tissue-culture sport of H. 'Seventh Heaven' with this description was named H. 'Diana Remembered'.

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