Hosta 'Sherborne Songbird'
 

A second generation Tardiana-type seedling was registered in 1988 by the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society (BHHS) on behalf of the originator, Eric Smith. It grows into a large size hosta about 20 inches in height with a spread of 38 inches with moderately corrugated foliage with thick substance. In late summer, the foliage changes from blue-green to dark green. The pale lavender flowers bloom mid-July into August.

For some reason, this hosta was re-registered in 2010.

Similar cultivars include H. 'Camelot'.


H. 'Sherborne Songbird' E. Smith & BHHS (ONIR) 1988
Plant: 32 in. (81.3 cm) diameter; 18 in. (45.7 cm) high.
Leaf: 21 in. (53.3 cm) long; 6.5 in. (16.5 cm) wide; 12 vein pairs; blue.
Seed: seed set unknown.
Clump History: original seedling; Chesterland, OH.
[Tardiana type]


H. 'Sherborne Songbird' E. Smith & BHHS (ONIR) RR2010
Plant: 38 in. (96.5 cm) diameter; 20 in. (50.8 cm) high.
Leaf: 8.25 in. (21 cm) long; 6.25 in. (15.9 cm) wide; 12 to 13 vein pairs; intensely blue-green; glaucous bloom on top and underneath, ovate.
Scape: 22 in. (55. 9 cm) long.
Flower: 1.75 in. (4.4 cm) long; pale lavender; striped; Chesterland, OH; July 15 to Aug. 7.
Seed: seed set unknown.
Clump History: original seedling; Chesterland, OH.
[Tardiana type]
Seasonal Variation: turning dark green by August.



According to a Google search, Sherborne is a market town in northwest Dorset, in South West England.

 
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