Choosing 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.)