Hosta 'Chartreuse Wiggles'

This seedling of H. 'Wogon Gold' was registered by Paul Aden of New York in 1976. It forms a small size (10 inches high by 25 inches wide) mound of leaves that are shiny on both the top and bottom. Pale purple flowers open in August followed by viable seeds.

According to The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), "It is of Hosta sieboldii origin, probably being a descendant of 'Kabitan' or 'Subcrocea'."

The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), says "The narrow, neatly rippled, gold foliage of 'Chartreuse Wiggles' makes it one of the most familiar of all hosta cultivars. It has been used as a specimen, edger, and low ground cover."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states in its Hosta Hybrids for Connoisseurs chapter: "Origin: H. 'Ogon Koba' hybrid.. .Protect from bright sunlight and strong winds. Creates a restless, sinuous effect whtn planted as a foreground specimen or edger accompanying larger hostas, either echoing almost linear leaves or contrasting round or heart-shaped leaves."

Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled, A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term koba as small leaf, 'Koba Gibōshi' or H. sieboldii and the term ogon or oogon as gold or yellow.

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