Hosta of the day, ‘Island Breeze’

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Hosta of the day, ‘Island Breeze’

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 19, 2017 8:34 am

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Name: ‘Island Breeze’
Description: This hosta will bring a tropical splash of colour to your garden! Better leaf substance, a more vigorous growth rate, and more striking colours all improve upon its parent. Red petioles. The lightly puckered leaves emerge in the spring brilliant yellow, before toning down to chartreuse in the heat of summer. A wide, deep green margin contrasts nicely all season long.
Size: Medium (28"w x 12" h)
Origin: Registered as a sport of H. 'Fire Island' (though other sources indicate it is a sport of 'Paradise Island' which would make it a 2nd generation sport of 'Fire Island'.
Flowers: medium lavender, tubular flowers in mid-summer
Added to garden: spring 2015
Notes: This hosta has grown far better for me than either ‘Fire Island’ or ‘Paradise Island’.

Registry link: http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... d%20Breeze
MyHostas Database link: http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Island+Breeze
Hosta Library: not apparently listed
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