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HostaRiptide

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Van Sellers 1987

Originunknown

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Size categorymedium - large

Plant height x width50x90 cm (20x35 in.)

Leaf length x width15x13 cm (6x5 in.)

Vein pairs8

Leaf colorblue-green

Variegation 

Leafheavy, corrugated

Petiolered dotted

Scapepurple

Scape height60 cm (24 in.)

Flowerlavender

Flower length 

Fragrant 

Flowering periodAugust - September

Fertileyes/breeder

Pod 

Ploidy 

Patents 

Info20" tall. Light Shade.
We could best describe this cross as a probable hybrid between H. pycnophylla and H. sieboldiana. The thick flattened blue green leaves are heavily corrugated and backed with white. In very late summer, the clumps are topped with 2' scapes of lavender flowers... a superbly distinctive specimen clump!
In addition to being a beautiful plant for the garden, this one has been very popular as a BREEDER. Bluish green leaves are white on the underside.

Sports

Progeny'Carolina Blue' = 'Halcyon' x PP
'Colorado River' = 'Neat Splash' x PP
'Dragon Fire' seedling
'Dragon's Eye' seedling
'Holar Purple Flash' = 'Purple Haze' x PP
'Lime Custard' = 'Lemon Meringue' x PP
'Mean Joe Green' = PP x "seedling"
'Missouri River' = 'Raspberry Sorbet' x PP
'Mr Blue' hybrid
'Peacock Strut' seedling
'Phantom' seedling
'Purple Boots' = 'Gig Harbor' x PP
'Red Cadet' = PP x 'Blue Cadet'
'Red Cloud' = 'Neat Splash' x PP
'Valley's Petticoat' = pycnophylla x PP
'Virginia Reel' = 'Crepe Suzette' x PP
'Volcano' hybrid
'Xtraordinary' hybrid