Great Expectations

Hosta "Great Expectations" review

The Hosta Great Expectations is one of the most exceptional varieties ever introduced. Great Expectations is one of our the best selling hostas and for good reason. Plants have large puckered leaves with creamy yellow centers with wide, beautiful blue-green margins. The thick texture of the leaves makes it more slug resistant than many other varieties.

Hosta "Great Expectations" information:

Size Category large
Hosta height x width 75x150 cm (30x59 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 32x25 cm (13x10 in.) inches
Vein pairs 15-18
Leaf color
Variegation medio
Leaf type thick, very corrugated
Petiole thick, very corrugated
Scape creamy white
Scape height 75 cm (30 in.)
Flower near white
Flower length 6 cm (2.4 in.)
Flowering period June - July
Fertile yes
Pod cream
Ploidy 2-2-2
Sports 'Audra's Expectations' sport/cg 'Buffalo Bill' sport/gg 'Dream Queen' sport/yg 'Dream Weaver' sport/yg 'Fantastic Fullfillment' sport/yb 'Foxfire X Philes' sport/wg 'Golden Great Expectations' sport/yy 'Great American Expectations' sport/yg 'Great Arrival' sport/gy 'Great Surprise' sport/gy 'J. D.'s Luck' sport/wg 'Mutley's Rest' sport/yg 'Paradise Expectations' sport/by 'Richland Blue' sport/bb 'Richmond Blue' sport/bb 'Supreme Expectations' sport/yg
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