Hosta 'Vanessa'

This cultivar was listed on the MyHostas Database website. This non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 'Masquerade'. The plant grows to a small size about 6 inches in height with a spread of 18 inches. Its leaves are green with a white streaked variegation and are moderately twisted, elliptic, slightly rippled with thin substance. Purple flowers bloom from late June into July.

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (2009 Vol. 40 No. 1) states that, "It turns out the green sport of 'Masquerade' was registered twice and with two different names. In 1999 Van Wade...registered this sport as 'Vanessa'...Mark Zilis...informed me that he registered it as 'Munchkin' in 2003."


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