Hosta 'Twilight'

This medium size plant from the Netherlands is a sport of H. 'Fortunei Aureomarginata' that was registered by Gert van Eijk-Bos and Dirk van Erven in 1997 and re-registered with new data in 2018. A U.S. patent was granted for this hosta in 1998.

The large size mound grows to about 20 inches in height and 28 inches in width. Its dark green foliage has a medium golden-yellow marginal variegation. The leaves are flat, very shiny on top and have a glaucous bloom on the bottom.  It bears medium lavender flowers on scapes up to 40 inches tall from late July into August.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Among the most striking green-leaved hostas with creamy yellow margins to be introduced. Exceptionally thick leaf substance. A tetraploid having higher fertility that the parent plant."

In an article in The Hosta Journal, (2002 Vol. 33 No. 3), author Warren I, Pollack says that H. 'Twilight' and H. 'Anne' are actually the same plant.


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. 'Anne', H. 'Granada', H. 'Twilight' and H. 'Veronica Lake'.


United States Patent: PP14040  (1998)

Abstract: A mutation selection of Hosta ‘Fortunei Auereomarginata’ with a wide gold margin and heavy substance.

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