Banana Boat

Hosta "Banana Boat" review

Yellow/green edge, boatlike. Rounded, elongated leaf of dark green with wide, light yellow center. Cupped like a boat with leathery substance. Unique in every way. Medium sized dark green oval leaf with wide light yellow center. It's cupped like a boat (like a canoe!) and has fabulous substance. Hey Mr. Tallyman, tally me bananas ... now I have you singing! This medium to small hosta from the Lachmans is still very expensive. It grows slowly and was originally sold through Handy Hatfield. Its ancestry is listed as a hosta taken from the Lachmans' Hosta 'Carnival' and Hosta 'Galaxy' series x Hosta 'Reversed'. The plant is medio-variegated with a light yellow-cream center surrounded by a dark blue-green edge and has good substance. A long time coming to the marketplace but still unique in every way...the dark green leaves are rounded and elongated displaying a wide light yellow center. They are cupped like a boat and have a leathery substance. A slow grower and will take 2-3 years to get established. Attractive violet flowers. A very unique hosta on the smaller side of medium rounded and elongated leaves have a bright yellow center and dark green margins. They are cupped like a boat and have a leathery substance with a slight sheen. A slow grower but plants being offered are 2-3 years old. Attractive violet flowers.

Hosta "Banana Boat" information:

Size Category small - medium
Hosta height x width 34x43 cm (13x17 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 15x11 cm (6x4 in.) inches
Vein pairs 17
Leaf color
Variegation medio
Leaf type good, leatherly
Petiole good, leatherly
Scape leafy bracts
Scape height 37 cm (15 in.)
Flower violet,flared
Flower length
Flowering period July
Fertile no
Sports 'Banana Boat sport/blue' sport/bb 'Cucumber Boat' sport/gg