Hosta 'Stiletto'

This cultivar forms a neat, medium size (12 inches high by 24 inches wide) mound and has heavily rippled leaves with a narrow white marginal variegation. It was registered by Paul Aden of New York in 1987 as a cross between H. 'Amy Aden' × H. pulchella 'Kifukurin Ubatake'. It has purple flowers in August followed by viable seeds.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar " certainly one of the most recognizable of all hostas. Planted along a pathway, it forms a dense, mini-hedge of attractively rippled, white edged foliage."

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "Grows well in almost any position and is ideal as an edging plant along a pathway or across the back of a raised bed."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Increases rapidly. An excellent edging or ground cover hosta. Needs dividing every four to five years to retain the rippled edge."


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