MyHostas database

HostaWide Brim


Originator(s)Paul Aden 1979

Origin'Bold One' x 'Bold Ribbons'

Size categorymedium - large

Plant height x width45x115 cm (18x45 in.)

Leaf length x width22x15 cm (9x6 in.)

Vein pairs10-12

Leaf colordark green,(yellow>cream) edge





Scape height60 cm (24 in.)

Flowerpale lavender

Flower length 


Flowering periodJuly - August





Creamy, wide edges. Gaining fast in popularity for good reason. Pale lavender flowers bloom in June. A blue green center with an irregular cream margin which holds throughout the season. Cordate leaves are 8" long. Pale lavender flowers. Prefers ¾ sun. Rapid grower.
Medium sized round leaf with large yellow margins on a green base.
Leaves have dark green centers and wide, creamy-white margins; lavender flowers.
Deep green leaves with a wide creamy-white margin.  Pale lavender flowers.
Low and wide, with great color and texture, 'Wide Brim' is bound to be a standout in any planting. Leaves are deep green, heavily puckered, with very wide, irregular yellow to cream margins. Increases rapidly. Because it doesn't get very tall, it goes well in front of the larger blues. Pale lavender flowers.
The scape is foliated. The scape is very thick and has a double twist (twisting one revolution every 3-5 inches) sporting two stalks of flowers higher up on the scape. The very bright grass green with a broad irregular creamy white edge deeply veined leaves are round and quilted . Use as a groundcover or a specimen plant as it is a standout for its clean bright variegation. (Plant 36x22)
Green center with wide irregular margins of creamy-yellow. Open-faced light lavender flowers. Good grower.
Dark green base with extremely wide, yellow margins. Outstanding! Lavender flowers.
Dense, medium-sized mound of creamy yellow margined foliage. Rapid grower. Pale lavendar flowers in July.

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Progeny'Brim Cup' = 'Aden 392' x PP
'Goldbrook Glamour' = PP x 'Halcyon'
'Snow Cap' = PP x 'Royal Rainbow'