Hosta 'Xiphoid'
 

Originated by Alex Malloy of New York, this non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 'Suzanne'. This medium size hosta with green foliage has a white marginal variegation. It has narrow lanceolate foliage and bears lavender flowers.

Xiphoid is Greek meaning "sword like". The xiphoid process is a small piece of cartilage that extends down from the sternum in the center of the human chest.

 

 
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