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HostaAlvatine Taylor


Originator(s)Fairway Enterprises 1990

Origin'Lady in Waiting' sport

Size categorylarge

Plant height x width60x120 cm (24x47 in.)

Leaf length x width25x18 cm (10x7 in.)

Vein pairs11-14

Leaf colorblue-green,(chartreuse>golden yellow) edge





Scape height105 cm (41 in.)

Flowernear white

Flower length 


Flowering periodJune - July





InfoAlex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Award 1998 (Nancy Minks).
Blue-green leaf w/gold-chartreuse margin, excellent substance; white flowers.
Large heavy substanced  blue leaves with a chartreuse to gold margin, turning creamy white in the summer. White flowers.
Large clump of pointed blue leaves with a gold border.
White flowers in June. Great color and good substance.
Ovate blue/green leaves, with chartreuse border.
I fell in love with this one when I first saw it growing in the Minks' garden. The large leaves are dark grayish green and have an even yellow margin. The leaves have great substance. White flowers.
This Eldrin Minks gem is a past winner of the prestigious Savory Shield Award, and is the heir-apparent to H 'Frances Williams' The broad-spreading clump to 40" wide is composed of elongated blue-green leaves with a bold, golden edge.. absolutely no "leaf burning" The stunning clumps are topped with white flowers on 4' tall scapes in early summer.. a distinctive new look in hostas!
Large blue/green leaves and chartreuse margins, turning yellow.
Near white flowers in June. Heavy texture.

Sports'Alvatine Taylor Streaked' sport/os
'Doubloons' sport/yy

Progeny'Stalwart Steve' seedling