Hosta 'Forgery'

Registered by Frank Nyikos of Walnut Grove Nursery in Indiana in 2011, this cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Salute' × H. hypoleuca. It is a medium size hosta about 15 inches high with a spread of around 24 inches. The moderately blue-green foliage is elongated ovate, moderately wavy, slightly twisted and has a glaucous bloom on the top. Its flowers have "subtle" striping and scapes up to 15 inches tall.

According to the registration materials: "...leathery blue hosta with a floppy habit, back often shows itself in spring...becomes shiny dark green as season progresses..."

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (2013 Vol. 44 No. 1) states that, "Frank Nyikos...wanted to register the cultivar name H. 'Faux Chihuly' in 2011. Difficulties occurred, so he changed the name to 'Forgery'. Still, 'Faux Chihuly' was registered...The error is corrected in the 2012 Registrations issue...Chihuly's staff...objected to the Faux part of the name..."

"H. ‘Faux Chihuly’ (2011) – Due to potential concerns over the meaning imparted by this name the registrant has requested, after the issue had gone to printer, that the name be changed to H. ‘Forgery’ and thus, has been changed in the registration archive to H. ‘Forgery’. Further, as it was published, albeit incorrectly, and attached to a description, the registrar formally announces that the incorrect name is also removed from possible future use."


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