Hosta 'Wolverine'

Dr. Jim and Jill Wilkins of Michigan registered this cultivar in 1995. It is a sport of a hybrid of "Wilkins Seedling Splash F5" x H. 'Dorset Blue'. A medium size (12 inches high by 30 inches wide) hosta with a good growth rate and  high contrast between the variegated margin and the center. Pale purple flowers bloom in August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Vigorous, a rapid increaser. Grow as a foreground specimen or in a tall terracotta chimney pot to accentuate the arching leaves."

A Photo Essay article by Steve Chamberlain in The Hostta Journal (2010 Vol. 41 No. 1) makes comments about H. 'Wolverine', "Jim Wilkins registered this sport of a 'Dorset Blue' seedling in 1995. In the spring, there is beautiful contrast between the blue center and the creamy white margin. As the wax washes off, the center becomes a solid green."


Dr Jim Wilkins is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan whose sports teams are nicknamed the "Wolverines". However, some of his daughters attended their arch rival school, Michigan State University whose teams are called the "Spartans". Since he had already created this cultivar, he has also introduced one named H. 'Spartan Glory', a good way to maintain peace in the family, I suspect.


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