Hosta 'Touch of Class'

Listed as a chemically induced sport of H. 'June', this cultivar was registered by Hans Hansen and Shady Oaks Nursery of Minnesota in 1999 and granted a U.S. patent in 2002. The mound grows to about 14 inches high and a spread of 30 inches wide. it bears pale lavender flowers in late July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "In essence Hans Hansen took an already thick leaved plant and roughly doubled its substance...I cannot see much difference in color from juvenile or mature specimens of 'June'."


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. 'Catherine', H. 'Cream Topping', H. 'Dinner Jacket',  H. 'Grand Marquee', H. 'High Society', H. 'Magic Island', H. 'Timeless Beauty' and H. 'Touch of Class'.


United States Patent: PP13080   (2002)

Abstract: A distinct cultivar of Hosta plant named ‘Touch of Class’, characterized by a unique variegation pattern with relatively wide dark-green margins and light-yellow centers. The new Hosta including clusters of relatively large white flowers having pale lavender centers positioned above the foliage.

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