Hosta 'Stone's Valentine'


A seedling of unidentified parentage, this cultivar was registered in 1989 by Peter Ruh of Ohio on behalf of the originator, David Stone of Connecticut and Piedmont Gardens. It is a medium size hosta with leaves that start the spring gold and change to green by midsummer. The foliage is ovate shaped and has thin substance. Lavender flowers bloom in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...formerly known as 'Verdi Valentine' and 'Verde Valentine'...forms a symmetrical mound of H. nakaiana-type foliage."

In The Hosta Journal (1992 Vol. 23 No. 1) there is an article by Peter Ruh about the so-called David Stone Medium or Miniature hostas which went by a numbering system that started with DSM. This cultivar was called DSM #14 and was described as "Small, originally known as H. 'Verdi Valentine'. Leaves bright yellow in spring, turn yellow-green by mid-summer, flowers lavender."


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