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Prices:
$20.00 Plant Delights (2003)
$12.00 Naylor Creek (2002)
$22.00 Naylor Creek (2001)
Descriptions:
We are very excited to be able to offer you this new introduction from Briggs Nursery in Olympia, WA, a sport of H. 'Francee' that has very thick leaves (definitely a tetraploid) with creamy-white centers that are speckled green and a wide slightly rippled, matching dark green margin. The leaves are slightly shiny, lightly corrugated and quite round but come to a point. The pale purple flowers are held on white scapes with purple spots in midseason. This plant seems to exhibit tremendous vigor for a hosta with as much white in the leaf.
This unique Hosta 'Francee' mutation is almost certainly a reverse tetraploid of the parent...similar to Hosta 'Loyalist'. The black-green slightly rippled foliage is background to the brilliant creamy white central pattern on each leaf. Each 2' wide clump is indeed a glowing beacon in the garden. In early summer, the clumps are topped with 20" scapes of light lavender flowers.
Progeny:
'Cotton Candy' sport/om
'High Country' sport/cg
'Hypnosis' sport/gw
'Midnight at the Oasis' sport/om
'Olympic Glacier' sport/gw
'Take the Green Path' sport/gg
'Woop Woop' sport/wg