Hosta 'Amalia'

Originated by Jan van den Top of the Netherlands, this non-registered cultivar is a sport of H. 'Dancing Queen'.  It is a medium size hosta about 18 inches tall by 30 inches wide with dark green foliage that has a chartreuse to yellow medial (center) variegation with some streaking. Lavender flowers bloom from June into July.

Also known as H. 'Princess Amalia'.

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (2015 Vol. 46 No.2) states that, "When Jan applied for European Community Plant Breeder's Rights for Hosta 'Princess Amalia' it was rejected. Dutch royal family names are not allowed as names of commercial products...So properly and correctly, H. 'Princess Amalia' should be H. 'Amalia'..."


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. 'Amalia', H. 'Dancing Darling' and H. 'First Dance'.

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