Hosta 'Spartan Spear'

Don Dean of Minnesota registered this hybrid of (H. 'Liberty Bell' × (H. 'Urajiro Hachijo' × H. pycnophylla)) x H. 'Mikawa-no-Yuki' in 2012. It is a medium size plant about 13 inches high with a spread of around 42 inches. The leaves are medium green with a near white marginal variegation. They are lightly twisted, deeply wavy, moderately corrugated, dull on top and heavily rippled. Medium lavender, tubular flowers with translucent edges bloom in August.

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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