Hosta A Many-splendored Thing

HYBRID: Dorothy Benedict X longipes f. hypoleuca
Hosta Size: Giant <strong>Greater Than 28 inches tall</strong><br />Leaf Greater Than 144 sq inches

Greater Than 28 inches tall
Leaf Greater Than 144 sq inches
The amount of sun that Hosta A Many-splendored Thing tolerates is 50%
Sun Tolerance: 50%
Registered or Discovered ByEd Elslager

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AHS Registration Info

Registrant: E. Elslager Introducer: E. Elslager
Originator: E. Elslager Nominant: E. Elslager



Plant Width (in) Plant Width (cm) Plant Height (in) Plant Height (cm)
43 109 24 61
Plant Habit Growth Rate Plant Size
upright slow Large


Leaf Length (in) Leaf Length (cm) Leaf Width (in) Leaf Width (cm)
12 29 10 24
Vein Pairs Leaf Color Center Margin Appearance
17 to 18 dark green
Leaf Color Margin Margin Varigation Width (in) Margin Varigation Width (cm)
golden yellow
Petiole Characteristics Leaf Texture Top Leaf Texture Bottom slightly shiny glaucous bloom
Leaf Appearance Leaf Shape Leaf Base ovate cordate


Scape Height (in) Scape Height (cm) Scape Color Scape, Leaves, Bract at Maturity


Flower Length (in) Flower Length (cm) Flower Color Flower Shape
2 5 pale lavender tubular
Growing Location Bloom Start Bloom Peak Bloom Finish
Ann Arbor, MI
Flower Time Flower Color Patterns Fragrance
Summer Period striped False


Bloom Period Code:
Ties the flower to the a "species scale". The registrant has provided the number code form the scale above for the start -- peak -- finish of the flowering period


Sets Pods Seed Viability Seed Pod Color
True green


Clump's Origin Clump Source Age of Clump Clump Location 7 Ann Arbor, MI
Clump Description
lightly cupped, heavy substance, moderately corrugated nearly round leaves; plant parentage corrected in 2001 from H. Dorothy


Pod Parent Pollen Parent Sport's Hybrid Parent
H. 'Dorothy Benedict' H. hypoleuca


Notable Characteristics
Season Color Change
Registration Corrections
Additional Description
very large leaves with a dark green center. A very wide greenish yellow margin circles the nearly round corrugated leaves. Pale lavender flowers midsummer.
Family/Group AHS Show Class Old Name II - 5B
Picture Location General Color Patented
Hosta Library False

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