Surfer Dude

Hosta "Surfer Dude" review

This unusual hosta was derived from a 1994 cross of Hosta rupifraga x Hosta plantaginea. The 3' wide clump is composed of upright leaves that arch outwards like a giant wave. The leaves also have a unique wavy edge that we haven't seen in any other hostas. In August and September, the clumps are adorned with 30" spikes of large, splendid purple-and-white striped buds, opening to large, slightly fragrant flowers. We have chosen not to tissue culture this hosta, so all plants are divisions from the original clump.

Hosta "Surfer Dude" information:

Size Category
Hosta height x width 45x120 cm (18x47 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 25x16 cm (10x6 in.) inches
Vein pairs 9-10
Leaf color
Leaf type wavy edge, serrated edge, +shiny
Petiole wavy edge, serrated edge, +shiny
Scape height 75 cm (30 in.)
Flower purple/white,tubular
Fragrant fragrant
Flower length
Flowering period August - September
Fertile no