Hosta 'The Razor's Edge'
 

Originated by Kent Terpening of New York and registered on his behalf by the Registrar of the American Hosta Society in 2019, this cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Hacksaw' × H. 'Atom Smasher'. It is a fast growing, medium size hosta about 14 inches high by 20 inches wide with moderate olive green (146A RHS Color Chart) foliage. The leaves are dull on top, lanceolate, slightly folded and a few leaves show moderate corrugation but most do not. Their petioles are dark red and the flower scapes are red at the base. Pale lavender flowers bloom from August into September on scapes 28 to 32 inches tall followed by viable seeds in reddish speckled pods.

The registration materials state: "...Symmetrical mound of lance-shaped green leaves with a satiny sheen, deep red petioles and slightly wavy edges.."

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "An ideal hosta for the window box, where the bright petioles can more easily be seen and the white backs of the leaves occasionally glimpsed."
 

 
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