Hosta 'Tutu'

This cultivar is a hybrid of H. 'Donahue Piecrust' × H. pycnophylla which was originated by Dr. Kevin Vaughn of Massachusetts and registered on his behalf by Kevin Walek (Hosta Registrar) in 2009. It forms a large size (21 inches high by 48 inches wide) mound of slightly corrugated, heavily rippled leaves that are dull on top with a curved tip. The lavender flowers open from late July into August followed by viable seeds.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...ranks highly among hostas with piecrust margins, with as many as twenty ripples per leaf half."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Use as a specimen or in a woodland setting...Evenly piecrusted margins of the leaves are intensely glaucous on the undersides. Scapes are weighed down by the dense racemes."

This name could refer to the outfit worn by ballerinas or to Desmond Tutu, the South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid.

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