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HostaKarin

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Gerard Heemskerk 2005

Origin'Anne' sport

Size categorymedium - large

Plant height x width76x127 cm (30x50 in.)

Leaf length x width15x10 cm (6x4 in.)

Vein pairs8

Leaf colordark green,creamy white edge

Variegationedge

Leafvery cupped

Petiole 

Scape 

Scape height55 cm (22 in.)

Flower 

Flower length7 cm (2.8 in.)

Fragrant 

Flowering periodJuly - August

Fertile 

Pod 

Ploidy4-4-4 sport

PatentsPP12663, EUPBR8658#Terminated

InfoPP12663 (28/5/2002).
Named after one of Mr. Heemskerk's daughters.
From Holland, a tetraploid white margin fortunei type.
Discovered in Holland, H. 'Karin' is a reverse mutation of H. 'Anne', which itself is a tetraploid mutation of H. 'Fortunei Aureomarginata'. The very dark black-green foliage is surrounded by a wide creamy gold border. The 3' wide clumps are topped in mid-summer with stalks of light lavender flowers.
From Holland: a sport of H. 'Fortunei Hyacinthina' with very dark green leaves surrounded by a variable creamy-white margin. Probably a tetraploid and similar to H. 'Patriot' but the leaf is cupped and the margin is not quite as wide. Lavender flowers.

Sports

Progeny'Dark Matter' seedling