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HostaManhattan

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Olga Petryszyn/Bill Brincka 1994

Origin'Sea Frolic' seedling

Size categorylarge

Plant height x width70x90 cm (28x35 in.)

Leaf length x width 

Vein pairs12

Leaf colorgreen

Variegation 

Leafcrinkled, very piecrust, very corrugated

Petiole 

Scape 

Scape height90 cm (35 in.)

Flowerraspberry purple

Flower length 

Fragrant 

Flowering period 

Fertileyes

Pod 

Ploidy 

Patents 

InfoRuffled gray.
This splendid hybrid from one of America's top breeders, Olga Petryszyn, is still hard to find... we hope we can help remedy that situation. The 3' wide clumps are composed of large, heavily corrugated, grey-green leaves. In addition to the corrugation, each leaf has a long point as well as heavy rippling on the margins...a new twist to such hostas. In early summer, the sturdy clumps are topped with dramatic and very attractive purple flower buds which open later to reveal lavender flowers atop 3' scapes.
This one has been around for a while but has been in short supply, large gray-green pointed leaves are heavily corrugated and have a deeply rippled edge. Topped with lavender flowers in early summer that materialize from exotic purple buds on tall scapes. Worth the wait!
Often heard 'what is that?' 'Manhattan' has to be one your plants with the most character. From one of America's top breeders comes this new twist. Heavily corrugated and puckered leaves. Dramatic raspberry purple flowers and buds atop 3' scapes. Very busy looking like the city. A collectors choice.

Sports

Progeny'Coast to Coast' = PP x 'Golden Gate'
'Pale Moon Rising' = PP x 'Extrovert'