Hosta 'Spinners'

Registered by the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society (BHHS) in 1988 as 'Fortunei' type cultivar, this plant forms a large size (20 inches high) mound. It bears narrow, funnel-shaped, pale lavender flowers in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...this plant is actually Hosta 'Antioch' but being sold under the name Hosta 'Spinners'."


An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. 'Antioch', H. 'Moerheim', H. 'Shogun' and H. 'Spinners'.


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