Royal Tiara

Hosta "Royal Tiara" review

The most unusual of all the "Tiaras" known for its very odd, gnarled, white-centered foliage becoming increasingly popular for its strange habits. Surprisingly good grower in containers and the landscape. Differs from the other "Tiaras" & "Scepters" in flower color. I named this plant in the late 1980's and registered it in 1988 as a sport of 'Golden Tiara' which, at the time, I believed it to be. From my records at that time, it appeared to come out of scape section cultures of 'Golden Tiara', but the evidence since that time points to it probably being out of 'GoldEdger'. Is it a "Tiara"---well, yes--but, perhaps, in name only.[Mark Zilis]

Hosta "Royal Tiara" information:

Size Category small
Hosta height x width 20x43 cm (8x17 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 10x8 cm (4x3 in.) inches
Vein pairs 6
Leaf color
Variegation medio
Leaf type twisted
Petiole twisted
Scape height 55 cm (22 in.)
Flower pale purple
Flower length
Flowering period July
Sports 'Paradise Goldheart' sport/yy 'Royal Charm' sport/gg 'Royal Wave' sport/by