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HostaHumpback Whale

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Mildred Seaver/Paula Lehtola/Charly Seaver 2012

Originunknown

Size categoryvery large

Plant height x width90x210 cm (35x83 in.)

Leaf length x width43x38 cm (17x15 in.)

Vein pairs15

Leaf colordark green

Variegation 

Leafconvex cupped

Petiole 

Scapegreen

Scape height 

Flowernear white

Flower length6.5 cm (2.6 in.)

Fragrant 

Flowering periodJune - July

Fertileyes

Podgreen

Ploidy 

Patents 

Info='Humpbacked Whale'.
The inimitable Mildred Seaver's remarkable 'Humpback Whale' is one of New England's legendary plants. For years and years it was never seen anywhere and was becoming something of a myth. Then Charlie Seaver showed up at the 2006 AHS National Convention with a huge multi-division piece of it. He and his mom donated it to the auction and a Battle Royale ensued. The issue was finally settled by a stunning bid for $3,500!

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