Hosta 'Thunderbolt'

This non-registered but patented (U.S. Plant Patent 14,232) cultivar is a sport of Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'. It was introduced by Allen Rick Crowder in 2002. The mound reaches large size (21 inches high) with leaves that are heavily corrugated, wavy and somewhat unruly but with thick substance. Near white flowers bloom in mid June to early July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Information published by the U.S. Plant and Trademark Office lists 'Thunderbolt' as differing from the similar 'Dream Weaver' by having a wider margin and more "deeply furrowed" leaves...Unfortunately, try as I might, I cannot see any difference between the two and do not agree that 'Thunderbolt' has a wider margin. I'll keep studying!"

Similar cultivars include H. 'Dream Queen' and H. 'Great Expectations'.

 

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