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HostaPacker Backer

Statusnot registered

Originator(s)Rod Lysne

Origin'Abiqua Recluse' sport

Size categorymedium - large

Plant height x width 

Leaf length x width25x18 cm (10x7 in.)

Vein pairs 

Leaf colordark green,(chartreuse>golden yellow) edge

Variegationedge

Leafheavy, corrugated

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InfoChoosing the right name for hosta registration and introductions is always a challenge. Whatever the moniker, it needs to fit. While watching the Packers play this evening, everything (except a win) came together. The Pack colors of green and bright gold are just those of this year's introduction.
From its parent 'Packer Backer' inherited heavy leaf substance and a very pebbled expression at maturity. The leaf center is dark green. The 1" margins start the season with a golden-chartreuse expression, but change quickly to an INTENSE GOLD which holds through high summer, slowly taking a cream yellow expression in late season. It has proven to be the most intense gold bordered hosta we grow. Variegation has been totally stable. Semi-mounded expression, spreading to about 38"; leaves about 7" by 10".
To be anything other than a Packer backer in Wis. is to flirt with danger, but even if you are a Bears, Vikings, Lions or Patriots backer, we trust you will be a fan of 'PACKER BACKER'. (Best given some morning sun.)

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