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HostaRaspberry Sorbet

Statusregistered

Originator(s)D. Lohman/Mark Zilis 1999

Originrupifraga x 'Shining Tot'

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Size categorysmall - medium

Plant height x width30x86 cm (12x34 in.)

Leaf length x width18x10 cm (7x4 in.)

Vein pairs8

Leaf colordark green

Variegation 

Leafshiny, very wavy edge

Petiolered base

Scapepurple-red

Scape height50 cm (20 in.)

Flowerpurple,funnel

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Fragrant 

Flowering periodAugust

Fertileno

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Patents 

InfoDark green, very shiny leaves. Purple flowers on BRIGHT RED scapes.
Shiny dark green leaves with substance; flowers bluish-purple, scapes reddish.
This is a small hybrid from Mark Zillis, a cross between H. rupifraga and 'Shining Tot'.
Intermediate between both parents: low and blooms like 'Shining Tot', the scape is red like rupifraga. The foliage is dark green and very shiny, about 4-5" long and 1-2" wide, lance-shaped with a long point. Purple flowers on showy, bright red scapes.
Bright red flower stems. Pod sterile, might be pollen fertile.
According to Mark Zilis it was hybridized in 1987, introduced in 1995 and registered in 1999.
Glossy olive-green; thick, widely lanceolate, pointed leaves; purple-red petioles, scapes. Purple-striped lavender flowers.

Sports'Raspberries and Cream' sport/gy
'Raspberry Meringue' sport/yg
'Raspberry Truffles' sport/os

Progeny'Candy Kisses' = 'Candy Dish' x PP
'Glorious' hybrid
'Missouri River' = PP x 'Riptide'
'Raspatini' = PP x 'Shining Tot'
'Ruby' = "seedling" x PP
'Strawberry Yogurt' = PP x 'Shining Tot'