Hosta 'Island Breeze'
Hosta 'Island Breeze'. The grandfather to this new colorful hosta is 'Fire Island'. The parent is variegated 'Paradise Island'. 'Island Breeze' is an improvement in stamina, color and performance of this "Tropical" family. PP#27151. (Walter's Gardens)
Walter's Gardens explains "The improvements in this cultivar include more impressive variegation due to its wider margins, thicker leaf substance, and a strong growth rate. Wide, dark green margins stand in sharp contrast to the bright yellow centers in early spring. As summer approaches, the centers become more chartreuse when plants are grown in heavier shade or lighter yellow if they are grown in more sun. Like 'Paradise Island', this one also has showy red speckled petioles that bleed up into the leaves."
Each year the American Hosta Growers Association selects 'the best of the best', and honors one variety as "Hosta of the Year". These special selections are acknowledged for being unique, easy to grow and loved by many. These plants are usually the cornerstones of most hosta collector's gardens making these selections a good choice for beginning collectors and gardeners alike. This is one of those winning selections!
DESIGNER HOSTA: This variety joins a select few other hostas in the exclusive "Designer" category. This plant has distinctive garden presence and exemplary landscape performance. The foliage is of good substance and demonstrates superior resistance to garden pests. This plant grows well in all parts of the country. A premium plant that looks great all season long!
MATURE HEIGHT: 12".
MATURE SPREAD: 18".
HARDINESS ZONES: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9.
FLOWER: Dark lavender, mid season.
SUN EXPOSURE: Part sun to shade.
SIZE SHIPPED: 2.5" pot.
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