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Hosta 'Riptide'

Hosta 'Riptide'
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Hosta 'Riptide'

(Sellers 1987)

Clump Size: (ML) 36" x 24"

Leaf Size: 6.5" x 4.5" -- Vein Pairs: 8 - 10

Description: Leaves are rounded and thick, strongly veined and heavily textured, frosty blue-green with wavy edge, white backs, and purplish petioles.

Blooms: Lavender flowers bloom on arching, purple spotted scapes in late summer.

Comments: This hosta gets its best blue color when grown in lots of shade but can bleach out in the sun. It has proven very useful in breeding interesting blue plants.

Light: Dappled shade to full shade. -- Soil: Humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.

Related Plants: Dragon Fire, Phantom

Zones: 2 - 8

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  • Author: Dorothy Gilman
    Rip Tide is a great plant - the large, grey (in my garden - dappled shade), roundish leaves are a lovely accent.

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