Hosta 'Xcuse Me'


Registered by Don Dean of Minnesota in 2020, this upright, medium size (15 inches high by 28 inches wide) cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Crimson Desire' × H. 'Night Flight'. The medium green, ovate foliage is slightly twisted, slightly shiny on top, slightly wavy and has leaf tips that twist and curve downward. Its petioles have a "saturated" garnet red color that extends up into the leaf blade. Medium lavender flowers with translucent margins bloom from mid-August into September. The scapes are "saturated purplish red with slight glaucous bloom" and stand 20 to 26 inches tall. It bears seed in burgundy pods but their viability was unknown at the time of registration.

The registration materials state: "...Saturated red petioles extend up and out to form an open mound of rich green foliage.  Posture shows off the attractive petioles.."


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