Fat Cat

Hosta "Fat Cat" review

Eunice Fisher Distinguished Merit Award winner 2010. A new attractive giant, gold leaved Hosta that is sure to please! Leaf size is about 15" long x 15" wide. Requires morning sun! It was the top leaf in the Columbus Central Ohio Hosta Society leaf show in 2004. Near white flowers. Acts like a brighter, smaller version of 'Sum and Substance' with more heavily corrugated. It may be hard to believe, but this well-heeled hosta is a seedling of 'Sagae'. (The flowers scapes give it away.) It grows a bit like 'Sum and Substance' but won't get quite that big, getting (only) 4-5' wide. The color is a brighter gold as well. When Dick Ward received the Eunice Fisher Distinguished Hybridizer Award in 2010, he selected this hosta as his hosta of merit.

Hosta "Fat Cat" information:

Size Category large
Hosta height x width 75x150 cm (30x59 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 32x28 cm (13x11 in.) inches
Vein pairs 15
Leaf color
Leaf type thick, very corrugated
Petiole thick, very corrugated
Scape light green
Scape height 110 cm (43 in.)
Flower near white,tubular
Flower length 4.5 cm (1.8 in.)
Flowering period June - July
Fertile yes
Pod light green
Sports 'Cat in the Hat' sport/yg 'Heartbreaker' sport/yg
Progeny 'Caravan' seedling 'Molly Morris' seedling 'Stardust Memories' seedling 'Tropic Thunder' seedling 'Yukon Gold' seedling