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HostaSpartacus

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Hans Hansen/Shady Oaks 2007

Origin'Sea Gulf Stream' sport

Size categorylarge

Plant height x width65x130 cm (26x51 in.)

Leaf length x width38x25 cm (15x10 in.)

Vein pairs12-13

Leaf colordark green,narrow yellow edge

Variegationedge

Leafgood, very rippled edge

Petiole 

Scape 

Scape height100 cm (39 in.)

Flowerpale lavender

Flower length 

Fragrant 

Flowering periodJune - July

Fertileyes

Pod 

Ploidy 

Patents 

InfoHosta 'Spartacus' features elongated heart-shaped leaves with a series of light ripples along the leaf edges. This sport of 'Sea Gulf Stream' maintains the leaf shape and plant habit of the parent except it has a dark green leaf center and a narrow yellow edge, accentuating the rippled leaf margin. Pale lavender flowers open on arching scapes in late June. Named after the gladiator slave who led an uprising to over throw his captors in ancient Rome and became an ancient folk hero.

Sports

Progeny'Island Flourish' seedling