Hosta 'Volcano Island'

This tetraploid sport of H. 'Paradise Island' is from Marco Fransen of Fransen Hostas in the Netherlands and was granted a U.S. patent in 2013. It is a medium size plant that grows to a height of 15 inches and a spread of 24 inches with has red petioles. The flower scapes are reddish too and it bears purple flowers in August.


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. '', H. 'Island Breeze' and H. 'Volcano Island'.

United States Patent: PP24008   (2013)

Abstract: A new and distinct Hosta cultivar named ‘Volcano Island' is disclosed, characterized by distinctive large, bright foliage with a green margin, vigorous plant habit and strong foliage, with good resistance to environmental stressors. The new variety is a Hosta, typically used for outdoor ornamental purposes.

  1. H. 'Dracula'

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