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HostaGrand Tiara


Originator(s)John Machen, Jr./Ali Pollock 1991

Origin'Golden Tiara' sport

Size categorysmall - medium

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Leaf length x width 

Vein pairs5

Leaf colorgreen,(yellow>chartreuse) edge





Scape height 


Flower length 


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Info14" tall. Part Sun to Light Shade.
Ali discovered this beautiful sport and quickly recognized its spectacular beauty necessitated introduction. It has broad yellow/chartreuse margins 2 to 3 times as wide as its mother, 'Golden Tiara'. July flowers.
Narrow green centers with wide fold margins, round, 4" x 2.5". 32" scapes with purple flowers.
An excellent green with wide gold margins, medium sized mounds.
This is by far our favorite of the H. 'Golden Tiara' sports. Discovered at Virginia's Mobjack Nursery and first auctioned for $700 at the 92 hosta convention, this vigorous growing 22" wide clump has lovely round golden leaves with a narrow green pattern in the center of the foliage. In mid summer, the clumps are literally smothered with spikes of purple flowers... Breathtaking!
Resembles H. 'Golden Tiara' but has a much wider creamy-gold margin with a green center; a plant of heavy substance and scapes of purple flowers in mid-summer.
A sport of 'Golden Tiara', the leaf is larger and seems to have more substance. The gold margin is much wider, giving the effect of a golden yellow leaf with a center splash of green. The width of the margin is variable with exposure and season. Purple flowers.
H. 'Golden Tiara' mutation. The gold margin is 2-3 times wider than that of H. 'Golden Tiara'. Foliage has heavier substance. Flowers are deep lavender. Blooms July-August.
A sport of 'Golden Tiara', the golden margins are 2-3 times wider, and with more substance, making it extremely showy! Lavender flowers.

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