Hosta 'Skinny Dippin'

This cultivar is a hybrid of a H. 'Elvis Lives' × a seedling that resulted from the cross of ((H. 'Swoosh' × H. longissima) seedling x H. 'Red Neck Heaven'). Wow! All of that resulted in a cultivar that was then registered by Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina in 2006.

'Skinny Dippin' is a small size plant about 8˝ inches high by a spread of around 18 inches. It has blue-green foliage. Lavender flowers bloom from mid-July into August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This is another example of the outstanding hosta breeding program that Tony Avent has developed at his nursery. It combines the genes from two of his best introductions ('Red Neck Heaven' and 'Elvis Lives') with those of a tried-and-true breeding plant ('Swoosh') and a valuable species, H. longissima."

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