Hosta 'Tick Tock'

Originated by Ed Kipplen of Ohio Registered by AHS/G. H. Alley in 2020, this medium size (12 inches high by 28 inches wide) cultivar is a sport of H. 'Gold Drop'. The foliage is moderate olive green (147A RHS Colour Chart) with a wide strong yellow green (144A RHS Colour Chart) medial (center) variegation. Its broadly ovate leaves are slightly cupped and slightly shiny on top. Pale lavender, bell-shaped flowers bloom from mid-June into July on scapes 14 to 18 inches tall followed by viable seeds.

The registration materials state: "...Very dense, symmetrical and compact clump of cute heart shaped leaves."

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "Slow-growing but sun-tolerant in cooler climates. The thick leaves are very slug-resistant, and it will do well in a raised bed or woodland garden."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Easy to grow and soon exceeds its registered dimensions. Makes an excellent edging plant but also thrives in rock gardens and containers...The densely packed flower spike with large flowers on a small hosta."


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