Hosta 'The Twister'

Registered by The American Hosta Society in 1986 on behalf of the originator, Robert Savory of Savory's Gardens in Minnesota, this cultivar is of unidentified parentage with H. sieboldii background.

It is a medium size plant about 12 inches high by 36 inches wide with green foliage. The leaves are narrowly elliptic, shiny on top, very shiny on the bottom and have smooth texture with thin substance. Medium purple flowers bloom in August on scapes about 18 inches tall.


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. 'Liliput' and H. 'The Twister'.



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