|Hosta||Stitch in Time|
|Originator(s)||Rob Mortko 2004|
|Origin||'Summer Breeze' sport|
|Size category||small - medium|
|Plant height x width||20x50 cm (8x20 in.)|
|Leaf length x width||15x14 cm (6x6 in.)|
|Leaf color||dark green,yellow edge|
|Flowering period||June - July|
Irregular dark green center, wide margin. Different, a polyploid chimera?
I remember seeing this for the first time and thinking...Wow! This stunning introduction from Rob Mortko is undoubtedly one of the more unusual hostas that we have ever grown. H. 'Stitch in Time' is the plant we all hoped for with H. 'Embroidery'. The unusual sport of H. 'Last Dance' features broad, golden leaves, complimented with a small, dark green pattern that appears to be stitched into the leaf center. This has proven very difficult to propagate, even with tissue culture, so don't expect this to ever become widely available or low priced. The 2' wide clump is topped with a 2' spike of lavender flowers in midsummer.
Few hostas enter the market and rise to "cult status" seemingly overnight. Hosta 'Stitch in Time' gained instant appeal among hosta collectors "in the know". This most unusual sport of 'Summer Breeze' discovered by nurseryman Rob Mortko of Kansas City, features thick, vivid yellow leaves centered by an uneven green interior. A specimen hosta for a choice garden spot. Extraordinary!
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