Hosta 'Nancy Minks'

Described as a seedling of a selected sport, this cultivar was registered by Eldren Minks of Minnesota in 1983. The large size hosta forms a 23 inch high mound which spreads to 52 inches in width. Its foliage is slightly corrugated and has average substance. The flowers are pale lavender in color.

A catalog advertisement from Fairway Enterprises (Eldren and Nancy Minks) in Minnesota in The Hosta Journal (1994 Vol. 25 No. 1) offered the following hostas (among others): 'Banana Flip' - $100.00, 'Candle Glow' - $100.00, 'Coventry' - $100.00, 'Formal Attire' - $100.00, 'Holiday White' - $100.00, 'Mesa Fringe' - $100.00, 'Nancy Minks' - $150.00, 'Prince Albert' - $100.00, and 'Royal Highness' - $100.00.

Oops! Sure looks as if this big hosta shown above is labeled as H. 'Nancy Minks'. Unfortunately, the actual 'Nancy Minks' has foliage that is creamy yellow in the center, not on the margin like this specimen. It is shown in the picture at the top of the page.

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