Hosta 'Uncle Albert'


This hybrid of H. hypoleuca x H. kikutii caput-avis was registered by Chick Wasitis of Bridgewood Gardens in Maryland in 2008. It is a large size plant with medium green foliage that is narrowly ovate and has deep veins with reddish purple petioles. It sets viable seeds.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), " outstanding breeding plant, but its beautifully rippled, shiny green foliage also makes it a valuable garden specimen."

Admiral Halsey was a famous officer in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific. His nickname was "Bull" Halsey.

The name of the Beatles' song is actually, "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" and both names have been used for hosta cultivars.


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