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HostaTouch of Class

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Hans Hansen/Shady Oaks Nursery 1999

Origin'June' sport

Pictures

Size categorymedium

Plant height x width35x75 cm (14x30 in.)

Leaf length x width20x15 cm (8x6 in.)

Vein pairs13

Leaf colorchartreuse yellow,blue-green edge

Variegationmedio

Leafthick

Petiole 

Scape 

Scape height60 cm (24 in.)

Flowerpale lavender

Flower length 

Fragrant 

Flowering periodJuly - August

Fertile 

Pod 

Ploidy4-2-2,4-4-4

PatentsPP13080,EUPBR10655#Terminated

InfoPP13080 (15/10/2002).
This has a really heavy leaf. It feels thick. It has an outstanding chartreuse color, blue and chartreuse, very striking.
If you are already excited about hostas, wait until you see Hosta 'Touch of Class'. This is the first in a series of intentional hosta conversions from diploid to tetraploid. H. 'Touch of Class' comes from the popular Hosta 'June'. The central pattern of the doubly thick leaves is chartreuse-gold, surrounded by a very wide blue-green border. In midsummer the 2' wide clumps are topped with thick 2' tall scapes of light lavender flowers. We have grown this side by side with Hosta 'June' for several years and find H. 'Touch of Class' more intensely and more dramatically colored...we think you will agree!

Sports'Chiemsee Class' sport/yg
'Touch of Frost' sport/bb

Progeny'Breeven's Royal Blue' seedling
'Hanjas Red Line' seedling