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HostaIron Gate Delight

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Van Sellers 1981

Originplantaginea x 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa'

Size categorymedium

Plant height x width40x90 cm (16x35 in.)

Leaf length x width 

Vein pairs 

Leaf colorgreen,(cream>white) edge

Variegationedge

Leaf 

Petiole 

Scape 

Scape height 

Flower 

Flower length 

Fragrantvery fragrant

Flowering period 

Fertile 

Pod 

Ploidy2-2-2

Patents 

Info16" tall. Part Sun to Light Shade.
Here is one of the truly great hostas that has slipped through the proverbial cracks. H. 'Iron Gate Delight' has 5" long oval leaves with a very dramatic border that emerges gold, then changes over to cream. This vigorous grower makes a spectacular 2' wide clump that is enhanced further with extremely fragrant lavender flowers on 2' scapes in mid summer... basically an improved H. 'So Sweet'!

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Progeny'Valencia' = 'Beatrice' x PP