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HostaAmerican Icon

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Hans Hansen 2004

Origin'Choo Choo Train' sport

Size categorylarge

Plant height x width 

Leaf length x width30x20 cm (12x8 in.)

Vein pairs14

Leaf colorgreen,golden yellow edge

Variegation 

Leafvery rippled margin

Petiole 

Scape 

Scape height90 cm (35 in.)

Flowerwhite

Flower length 

Fragrant 

Flowering periodJune - July

Fertile 

Pod 

Ploidy 

PatentsPP17441

InfoPP17441 (20/2/2007).
Hosta 'American Icon' is surely that...one of the best new hostas to hit the market in years. This amazing sport of Hosta 'Choo Choo Train' makes a huge 5'+ wide clump of triangular green leaves, each edged with a dramatic wide yellow border. In summer, the clumps are topped with 3' tall spikes of white flowers. Be sure allow enough room for this to become a showstopper in your garden!

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