Hosta "Karin" review

PP12663 (28/5/2002). Named after one of Mr. Heemskerk's daughters. From Holland, a tetraploid white margin fortunei type. Discovered in Holland, Hosta 'Karin' is a reverse mutation of Hosta 'Anne', which itself is a tetraploid mutation of Hosta 'Fortunei Aureomarginata'. The very dark black-green foliage is surrounded by a wide creamy gold border. The 3' wide clumps are topped in mid-summer with stalks of light lavender flowers. From Holland: a sport of Hosta 'Fortunei Hyacinthina' with very dark green leaves surrounded by a variable creamy-white margin. Probably a tetraploid and similar to Hosta 'Patriot' but the leaf is cupped and the margin is not quite as wide. Lavender flowers.

Hosta "Karin" information:

Size Category medium - large
Hosta height x width 76x127 cm (30x50 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 15x10 cm (6x4 in.) inches
Vein pairs 8
Leaf color
Variegation edge
Leaf type very cupped
Petiole very cupped
Scape height 55 cm (22 in.)
Flower length 7 cm (2.8 in.)
Flowering period July - August
Ploidy 4-4-4 sport
Patents PP12663, EUPBR8658#Terminated
Progeny 'Dark Matter' seedling