Pro Tek Tor

Hosta "Pro Tek Tor" review

This could very well be the largest hosta you will own. I divided this as a sixth year seedling and it was about 48 inches tall and over 8 feet across. Bob Solberg is the one that ultimately saved this plant from the compost pile. He wanted to know just how large I was planning to grow hosta! I had kept the plant because it provided the shade I needed for a miniature seedling that was growing under it. It is a nice possible tetraploid with strong robust growth. It is very blue and holds its color well in high light. Like most blues I would give this one a fair amount of light, moisture and a good deep supply of rich composty loam. It is an open pollinated 'Little Boy' seedling. The leaves tend to not be as corrugated as 'Little Boy', they are flatter but just as thick. 'Pro Tek Tor' readily sets large four chamber square seed pods (a good sign of the ploidy). To date I have only sprouted open pollinated seed out of this plant and they are as yet too young to give a good idea of this plant’s worth as a parent either way.

Hosta "Pro Tek Tor" information:

Size Category very large
Hosta height x width 120x245 cm (47x96 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 35x20 cm (14x8 in.) inches
Vein pairs 13-14
Leaf color
Leaf type a bit rippled, a bit wavy, a bit corrugated
Petiole a bit rippled, a bit wavy, a bit corrugated
Scape glaucous green
Scape height 125 cm (49 in.)
Flower pale lavender,striped
Flower length 5 cm (2 in.)
Flowering period June - July
Fertile yes
Pod green
Ploidy 4-4-4 suggested