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HostaEbony Spires

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Don Dean 1999

Origin'Urajiro Hachijo' x 'John Wargo'

Size category 

Plant height x width45x100 cm (18x39 in.)

Leaf length x width20x10 cm (8x4 in.)

Vein pairs7-8

Leaf colordark green

Variegation 

Leafvery rippled margin, wavy, lance, a bit corrugated

Petiole 

Scapeglaucous,black base

Scape height90 cm (35 in.)

Flower 

Flower length5 cm (2 in.)

Fragrant 

Flowering periodAugust - September

Fertileno

Pod 

Ploidy 

Patents 

InfoNever released before and not in nor any plans to put into production, this plant was held back primarily due to its importance in breeding. This is the result of a cross between 'Urajiro Hachijo' and 'John Wargo' and is a stubborn parent when it comes to setting pods but has powerful pollen for bringing purple into the flower scapes. This plant is in the heritage of past and future introductions. Leaves are a dark green with undulating edge, flare upwards and out, of heavy substance and are glaucous backed. It resembles a darker, flared lancifolia with pizzaz in the bloom scapes and equal vigor. A 5 year mound grown in average conditions grows 18" high by 41" wide.

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