Hosta 'Hannah Hanson'
 

Originated by Ernest Brodeur of Massachusetts before 1969 but registered in 1997 by Peter Ruh of Ohio on his behalf, this fast growing, small size (7 inches high by 21 inches wide) cultivar is of unidentified parentage. The greenish yellow leaves are slightly rippled and slightly shiny on top. Bell shape flowers bloom from late June into July on scapes up to 12 inches tall.

In an article by Robert Olson, past President of The American Hosta Society in The Hosta Journal (1992 Vol. 23 No. 2) quoted Bill Burto..."[Ernie Brodeur] had two similar-looking plants that he named 'Fantasy' and 'Hannah Hanson'..."

In an article by Robert Olson, past President of The American Hosta Society in The Hosta Journal (1992 Vol. 23 No. 2) quoted Peter Ruh's response to a list of older hostas presented to him:

- 'Betsy King' - Strange that this does not sell well. It has magnificent purple flowers.
- Others on the list with fine flowers - 'Purple Profusion' and 'Dorothy'
- Good breeding plants - 'Beatrice' (gives variegated seedlings) and 'Holly's Honey', a wonderful "improved Ventricosa" form.
- 'Royal Lady' - Not so royal and not outstanding.
- 'Silver Streak' - Too slow to be important.
- 'Sunlight' - A classic because it was the first golden H. 'Sieboldiana'.
- 'Silver Tips' - Silver tips on lavender flowers.
- 'Fantasy' and 'Hannah Hanson' were originated by Ernie Brodeur before 1969. I know nothing of these plants.
- 'RosHogh' is from Curtis in the 1960s. I do not have it; do not think it important.






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