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HostaFragrant Bouquet


Originator(s)Paul Aden 1982

Origin'Fascination' x 'Fragrant Summer'

Size categorymedium - large

Plant height x width55x120 cm (22x47 in.)

Leaf length x width25x20 cm (10x8 in.)

Vein pairs10-12

Leaf colorgreen,cream edge





Scape height120 cm (47 in.)

Flowerpale lavender

Flower length7.5 cm (3 in.)

Fragrantvery fragrant

Flowering periodAugust - September





InfoHosta of the Year for 1998 (HOTY).
16" tall. Part Sun to Light Shade.
Light green leaves with streaked yellow and white edge. Large, pale , fragrant lavender flowers in early August.
Apple green leaves with light yellow irregular margins. Streaked and variegated. Wavy edges. Sun tolerant, pest resistant. Large very fragrant lavender flowers.
A medium size green with cream margins. White fragrant flowers.
Everyone is already touting this as the finest hosta ever hybridized. This charmer has apple green foliage with a very wide creamy margin. This vigorous grower, eventually to 2' wide, is a must for every hosta garden, with the bonus of very fragrant near white flowers in mid summer.
1998 Hosta of the Year - Apple-green leaves with wide light yellow margins; fragrant white flowers. A vigorous grower, tolerant of some afternoon sun.
The original description calls for 'apple green leaves with streaks of yellow and white", but the plants in commerce are margined. Floriferous, with large white flowers (typically 3-4 inches across) with gardenia like fragrance in mid summer. Not only are the flowers attractive but the foliage is a standout! Leaves are bright apple green in color that are smooth in texture highlighted with a broad creamy white edge. An added bonus is its great vigor. (Plant 22x18)
Apple green heart-shaped leaves with a wide, irregular yellow to cream margin.   Large, fragrant white flowers.
A Paul Aden introduction. Light apple green leaves have a wide light yellow to cream margin. Flowers are light lavender, large, open wide and are very fragrant. 36" scapes. Excellent growth rate.
1998 American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year.
Dan's poem: "Wavy leaves with creamy edge, and apple green between. / A sweet fragrance from white flowers; It truly must be seen." Yes, the poem stinks, but the plant is a poetic beauty. Sun tolerant.
Soft apple-green base with an attractive yellow margin. Choice! White to pale lavender flowers are very fragrant!
Medium-large plant, wide wavy, variegated apple green leaves with broad irregular creamy yellow margins. Strong grower, pest resistant, beautiful fragrant white in July and August.

Sports'Color Parade' sport/os
'Fragrant Bouquet Streaked' sport/os
'Fragrant Dream' sport/gc
'Fragrant Light' sport/wg
'Golden Bouquet' sport/yy
'Guacamole' sport/yg
'Mardi Gras_' sport/o
'Miss Saigon' sport/gw
'My Danish Sunshine' sport/gg
'Pounamu' sport/gg
'Redolent Bouquet' sport/gw
'Redolent Nosegay' sport/gw
'Shangrila' sport/gw
'Sun Bouquet' sport/yy
'Sweet Bouquet' sport/yy
'Sweet Gold' sport/
'Sweet Innocence' sport/gw
'Winter Bouquet' sport/gy

Progeny'Blushing Bride' = PP x ('Iwa Hansen' x 'Shining Tot')
'Clean Lines' = 'Fried Bananas' x PP
'Fragrant Candelabra' hybrid
'Honey Hill Wrinkled Rainslicker' = PP x hypoleuca
'Ngaire Dawn' seedling
'Rosedale Elizabeth Stratton' = 'Galaxy' x PP
'Rosedale Marsha Axmear Erb' = 'Galaxy' x PP
'Rosedale My Love' = 'Galaxy' x PP
'Rosedale Shady Lady' = 'Galaxy' x PP
'Shalimar' = PP x 'Fragrant Candelabra'
'Showtime' = PP x 'Fragrant Candelabra'
'So Sweet' = PP x 'Aden 462'
'Sweetie' = PP x 'Fragrant Candelabra'